Center for Technology Licensing program continues to fund early-stage Cornell lab innovations

Eight projects have been selected from the Fall 2023 application cycle to receive Ignite Innovation Acceleration grants. The grants are designed to help project teams pursue licensing, form startups, and forge industry collaborations.

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Computer model helps grape growers adapt to shorter winters

A new Cornell-developed computer model that estimates the temperatures that cause freeze damage in a dozen grape cultivars can help growers plan for the season when damage does occur.

Great horned owl comes to live Bird Cams project

Athena, a great horned owl nesting in Texas, is poised to become the next international avian superstar via a Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Cam.

CHESS receives $20M from NSF for new X-ray beamline

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source $20 million to build a new precision X-ray beamline for research on biological and environmental systems.

‘Delightful’ yellow tomato to be released in 2024

Phillip Griffiths, a Cornell plant breeder, has developed an unusual tomato – with yellow flesh and an oblong shape that prompted its fans to name it “Yellow Submarine.”

Three new apple rootstocks bolster Geneva’s program

An estimated 70 million trees are planted on Cornell AgriTech's Geneva rootstocks around the world – and that number is likely to grow with the release of three new rootstocks.

USDA deputy secretary meets students, researchers at AgriTech

USDA Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small visited Cornell AgriTech Friday, Dec. 8 as one of her visits to land-grant institutions focusing on specialty crops, ag tech innovation and local foods.

Andy Rao, professor emeritus of food science, dies at 85

M.A. “Andy” Rao, known as one of the top food scientists in the U.S. and the world during a distinguished career that included more than three decades at Cornell AgriTech, died in July 2022 in Leesburg, Va. He was 85.

Fellowship helps doctoral candidate improve grapevines’ climate resilience

The Bruce Reisch 1976 Graduate Fellowship in Grapevine Improvement, funded by an anonymous donor, is helping horticulture doctoral candidate Hongrui Wang to safeguard the future of grape growing in New York state.

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