Top 10 Technical Developments and How to Work with A&M | MIT Enterprise Forum Texas & HTC



September 30, 2015
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres 5:30PM
Program starts at 6:30PM

Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce Street
Houston,  TX  77002

Texas A&M is one of the leading Universities in Texas.  Brett Cornwell, who is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Commercialization, will discuss some of the top exciting technologies that have been developed at Texas A&M and how companies can work with A&M to commercialize new products and technology by either licensing technology from A&M or sponsoring research and development at A&M.   Texas A&M also has a very vibrant New Ventures process that helps entrepreneurs with market research, competitor analysis, and the potential for seed funding.  Please join the MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas and the Houston Technology Center for a very informative evening with Brett Cornwell.    


Register at

$15  Members of MITEF and  Guests of MITEF Members
$15  Members of Houston Technology Center (with discount coupon code)
$15  Employees of MITEF sponsors (with discount coupon code)
$15  MIT Alumni Club (with discount coupon code)
$25 General Admission


For more information contact Marc Wilkins (713) 839-0808,


   Brett Cornwell

Brett Cornwell is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Commercialization for Texas A&M SystemTechnology Commercialization. He oversees and is responsible for the Licensing and IP Management, New Ventures, and Industry Alliances Division activities. This includes partnering with industry to commercialize the A&M System’s portfolio of technologies to spin out of new companies in support of the commercialization of technologies. The services for new spin out companies include screening stage market assessments, business plan development, marketing plan development, market research studies, strategic business planning, 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. His courses focus on technology market screening and evaluation, venture planning and evaluation, and business planning and launch.

He is also a Faculty member at the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin and is an Adjunct Lecturer in the McCombs School at the University of Texas at Austin as an instructor in the Master’s in Science and 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.

 Brett Cornwell was a program coordinator for the NASA Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center (MCTTC) for ten years and served as the deputy director for three. At MCTTC, his experience and knowledge was used to write marketing studies for new technologies, outreach to companies, and de?ne market opportunities and barriers for potential licensees.

 He has twenty years experience in technology transfer and two years experience with small companies as sales and marketing manager. He was recognized as the Outstanding Technology Transfer Intermediary in Arkansas in 1997, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Mid-Continent Federal Laboratory Consortium in 2001, designed major portions of the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s Technology Assessment process for the RIB-IT program and has been published in R&D Enterprise, Asia Paci?c. He is a co-author of Marketing Scienti?c Results published in October 2004.

Cornwell holds an MBA from Texas A&M University and a BBA in marketing from Baylor University.


Wed, Sep. 30, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. US/Central


Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce Street
Houston, Texas 77002
United States