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Ecosystem for Nanotechnology, Entrepreneurship and Law (eNTEL)

In support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nanotechnology-based education and economic development strategy, CNSE and Albany Law School launched a joint educational program eNTEL.

eNTEL integrates the strengths of each institution to uniquely prepare student entrepreneurs to launch startup companies and attract business investment as a means of further driving New York’s fast-growing innovation economy.

Through the eNTEL program, both CNSE and Albany Law foster a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that assembles the experience, knowledge, and expertise of each institution’s faculty and staff, as well as practitioners and experts in the Capital Region, to create training opportunities, joint classes and collaborative projects, all intersecting with technology, entrepreneurship, and the law which is issued jointly by CNSE and Albany Law.

 The program:

  • allows students work in teams to explore ways to develop products from idea to commercialization;
  • creates a “Tech Transfer Practicum” in which students from both CNSE and Albany Law bring business ideas generated by CNSE student researchers to market;
  • provides Albany Law students with vital real-world experience through placement in an externship with the CNSE Office of Technology Innovation and Commercialization;
  • and, in collaboration with Albany Law’s Government Law Center, the school’s Tax and Transactions Clinic will provide free start-up legal assistance to selected very early stage businesses and nonprofit organizations, including those founded by CNSE students that have educationally appropriate legal needs.

These initiatives give students from both institutions opportunities to bring ideas to market and grow them into successful businesses to create economic development opportunities in the region, and to provide opportunities for area attorneys to service the businesses after the initial stage.

eNTEL News Release

eNTEL News Coverage