The Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute (JTCII) plays a key role within Cornell NYC Tech, by offering interdisciplinary dual degree programs in the applied information-based sciences, and by bringing a global perspective to research and education with an emphasis on technology transfer, commercialization and entrepreneurship.
The primary human desire to consume and share information in real time is the wellspring of innovative, need-driven information technologies.
Craig Gotsman, Director of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute
The JTCII embodies the academic partnership between the Technion and Cornell on the Cornell Tech campus. The JTCII departs from traditional academic departments and is organized in three interdisciplinary hubs selected for their relevance to the New York City economy: Connective Media, which focuses on extracting and using information from a variety of media data sources; Healthier Life, which will create better health care information systems, mobile health care applications, and medical devices; and the Built Environment, which aims to increase the efficiency and sustainability of urban environments at all scales, possibly through the use of sensor-based data. In addition to the academic faculty employed by JTCII, a dynamic Industrial Affiliates program provides a valuable source of local technology experts and seasoned entrepreneurial mentors.