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McGovern Center's client company logos

McGovern Center's Admin Office

McGovern Center's state-of-the-art laboratory space

McGovern Center's professional office space

McGovern Center's state-of-the-art home in Weill Hall on Cornell University's Ithaca campus: Atrium view east

McGovern Center's conference and meeting facility.


Welcome to the McGovern Center

Cornell's Incubator for Life Science Companies

The McGovern Center is designed to develop young Cornell life science companies. The Center is funded by Cornell’s Research Division, the Institute of Biotechnology, and a generous gift from Kevin M. McGovern '70 and his family.

The Center’s program focuses on accelerating research/development of its client companies’ technology/products, validating its client companies’ business plans, and strengthening its client companies’ management teams. 

The Center’s goal is to facilitate the forward progress of client companies to the point at which each will merit significant outside investment, and achieve self-sufficiency.

In doing so, the McGovern Center contributes to the University’s mission as New York State’s Morrill Land Grant institution to support local, regional, and state-wide Life Sciences jobs/economic development.

Admission to the Center is selective. Companies with life science technologies are invited to apply.

Cornell President David J. Skorton presenting a “Diploma” to Greg Levow, CTO and Steve Sibulkin, CEO, Agronomic Technology Corp., the first graduate company of Cornell’s McGovern Center on Thursday, January 8, 2015.


Monday, January 11, 2016
McGovern incubator embraces Embark and Ecolectro

To kick off the new year, Cornell’s Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences welcomed …