Texas Ignition Fund (TIF)

A significant gap, referred to as the “valley of death,” often exists between a researcher’s disclosure of an invention and actual product development. Many potentially viable research discoveries are lost for lack of funding to test and prove a concept or put it into practice. A total of $2 million of U. T. System Administration funds have been made available through the TIF to help overcome this considerable barrier to commercialization.

A UT faculty member or researcher must collaborate with the technology transfer officer(s) at his/her institution, and each institution must implement a review process to screen faculty proposals.



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