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Exploring Competing Technologies: What Inventions Exist that are Similar to Mine?

February 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Center for Life Science Enterprise

A Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) Program of New York State

Presents: Exploring Competing Technologies

You have invented a technology/method in your lab that you think may have commercial potential. 

Do you know about the important next step in discovering the other existing competitive technologies/applications? Come gain expert advice on how to proceed!


This talk will cover:

Intellectual property searches

Expanding your thinking process about products and services

Find competing companies and products

What market need can your invention address?

Find scope of industry and market for your technology

How to access information to plan your business

…And more!



Garima Goel Lal, Business Research and Instruction Librarian

Hotel, Labor and Management Library, Cornell University


Garima teaches business research to those engaged in entrepreneurial activity at Cornell. An experienced entrepreneur herself with a solid understanding of business research and competitive intelligence, she developed a research guide titled “How to: New Ventures”, which is linked at Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s website as Fabulous Library Resources: http://guides.library.cornell.edu/businessplans


RSVP requested but not required. Bring your questions!


February 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Cornell University