The Office of Technology Commercialization aides UT System Administration and UT System institutions in commercializing output from applied research including skills, knowledge, technologies, data, and patentable inventions.
At UT institutions, world-class research continues to lead to products and processes that have significant societal, cultural, and oftentimes, commercial value.
Faculty and students at UT institutions, with the assistance of industry, investors, and technology commercialization professionals, help translate research findings into new applications, tools, and know-how to realize the full potential of research.
At UT System, we help support commercialization activities through the UT Horizon Fund, the strategic venture fund of UT System. We also help access entrepreneurial and leadership talent to drive innovation, gather and communicate statistics and performance metrics to key stakeholders, provide shared services to UT institutions to realize operational efficiency, and advisory services for all other areas.
On February 6, 2014, the UT System Board of Regents established an Intellectual Property Task Force in an effort to facilitate and expand intellectual property transactions. The Task Force on Intellectual Property Issues will evaluate the intent, current language, workability, and requirements of the Regents' Rules relating to the disposition and management of research-derived intellectual property at the various institutions and recommend changes or revisions.
We would like to invite you to share any and all experiences you've had with intellectual property procedures - disclosures, patent and licensing processes, startups, and new company formation.
Any recorded responses will be completely anonymous and used for referential purposes only.
We thank you in advance for your feedback.