Associate Vice Chancellor for Commercialization | Texas A&M Technology Commercialization
- MBA, Texas A&M University
- BBA in marketing, Baylor University
Brett Cornwell is Associate Vice Chancellor for Commercialization at The Texas A&M University System. He directs Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization, which commercializes the intellectual property of the Texas A&M System and creates new companies that develop products and services around System developed technologies. TTC obtains intellectual property protection for System inventions to create licensing opportunities for industry partners. Services provided for spin-out companies from the TTC include market assessments, business plan development and the development of venture pitches.
He is on the adjunct graduate faculty at Texas A&M University, teaching courses in technology commercialization in the Mays Business School. He also is a faculty member at the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin and is an adjunct lecturer in the McCombs School at UT as an instructor in the Master of Science in Technology Commercialization degree program. He has led a number of international technology commercialization benchmarking and training projects including projects with CONACYT in Mexico, Innovisa in Portugal, The University of Otago in New Zealand, and ProTon in Europe.
Cornwell was a program coordinator for the NASA Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center (MCTTC) for 10 years and served as the deputy director for three. At MCTTC, his experience and knowledge were used to write marketing studies for new technologies, outreach to companies, and define market opportunities and barriers for potential licensees.