Partnership with SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering


CNSE Campus

Albany Law's partnership with the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) allows students to work with start-up companies, help develop products from idea to commercialization, work in a Tech Transfer Practicum, and extern at the CNSE Office of Technology Innovation and Commercialization.

Specific opportunities include:

Joint classes, including Law and Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nanoscale Technology

Technology Transfer Team-Based Practicum, in which students work together to bring business ideas to market

Clinical Component, in collaboration with the Government Law Center and Tax and Transactions Clinic

Technology Transfer Externship, with the Office of Technology Innovation and Commercialization within CNSE


Known formally as the Ecosystem for Nanotechnology, Entrepreneurship and Law (eNTEL), the joint educational program 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.

Portions of the program will be implemented over the next five years, with more than 200 students expected to be trained in the scientific, commercial and legal aspects of nanoentrepreneurship, simultaneously strengthening the network of alumni, faculty, engineers, entrepreneurs and practicing attorneys involved with the nanoscale industry in the Capital Region and throughout New York state.