Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute
CHANGING ACADEMIA. REVOLUTIONIZING INDUSTRY.
The Jacobs Institute fosters radical experimentation at the intersection of research, education, and entrepreneurship. Established jointly by Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, our mission is to transform key industries through technological innovation, deep-tech startups, and uniquely skilled talent.
PIONEERS IN ACADEMIA
Our faculty and students are unafraid to break with convention. We support experimentation in flexible, cross-disciplinary hubs instead of traditional academic departments.
TRANSFORMING INDUSTRIES FOR GOOD
Interdisciplinary, domain-focused programs equip students to transform industries where technology’s impact is most positively felt.
EXPANDING CAREER POTENTIAL
Through programs that tackle application domains in depth, our students and postdocs enter the workforce with expanded opportunities to lead teams and start companies in fast-growing industries.
By bringing together two world-class institutions, we dramatically expand the scope of international collaborations between top-notch students and faculty.
Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees with a Concentration in Connective Media
This first-of-its-kind degree, developed with input from Twitter, Facebook, Google, and The New York Times, educates a new generation to realize the full utility of connective media and constantly innovate new ways to develop and interact with it. By building new technologies to connect people, students explore the social theory behind their technology and learn to ask questions of it.Learn More
Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees with a Concentration in Health Tech
In this pioneering degree program, students build the digital health technologies that will transform healthcare. In addition to gaining unparalleled industry insight, students learn to apply machine learning, data science, and other emerging tools to change the way healthcare is delivered and experienced.Learn More
Runway Startup Postdoctoral Program
Runway ushers recent PhDs in digital technology fields through a paradigm shift: from an academic mindset to an entrepreneurial outlook. With an impressive package that includes a salary, research budget, housing allowance, space and more, postdocs get a bit of “runway” to launch their startup companies.Learn More
Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees with a Concentration in Urban Tech
In our newest two-year program, you will acquire two world-class tech credentials as you find ways to make cities smarter, more sustainable, and more livable. In addition, your living laboratory will be New York City—the ultimate urban ecosystem and the perfect place to build unparalleled connections.Learn More
The Ruch Collaboration Grants incentivize faculty at Cornell Tech and the Technion to collaborate on proposals to the National Science Foundation, the US-Israel Binational Foundation, and other agencies.
Faculty Exchange Grants
The Ruch Faculty Exchange Program increases faculty collaboration between the Cornell campuses and the Technion by funding travel for joint research projects and workshops that span both campuses.
NYC Summer Research Program for Technion Students
Technion students can apply for funding to live in New York City and work hands-on with Cornell Tech faculty. The program connects Jacobs Institute faculty seeking short-term research assistance with talented students from the Technion.
This 10-day academic and cultural trip offers students an opportunity to learn about the growing economy of innovation in Israel. Coursework focuses on Israel’s established startup ecosystem, as well as development for real-time application in a design-led workshop.
Sabbaticals for Technion Faculty
The Jacobs Institute encourages Technion faculty to spend sabbatical time on the Cornell Tech campus collaborating with Cornell Tech-based faculty. From short projects to long-term research collaborations, there are many opportunities to work in New York City with a faculty host and collaborator.