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UT System to Host 2022 Innovation Summit


September 21, 2022



Friday, September 23


UT System Hosts 2022 Innovation Summit

WHAT: On Friday, The University of Texas System will host its 2022 Innovation Summit with introductory remarks provided at 9:00 AM by UT System Chancellor J.B. Milliken.

Panels will highlight various topics of interest including:

  • Building a Bridge to Venture Capital for Historically Excluded Student Groups
  • Creating a Buzz and Attracting Talent to Maker Spaces
  • Merging Academic Innovation and Regional Economic Development
  • Protecting and Commercializing Artificial Intelligence

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2022

WHERE: Stephen F. Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel / 2nd Floor Ballroom / 701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701


SPEAKERS: Chancellor J.B. Milliken will deliver introductory remarks. Michael Helmstetter, President and Founder of TechAccel, will deliver keynote remarks.

The full 2022 Innovation Summit Agenda is attached below.

Background Materials

About The University of Texas System

For more than 130 years, The University of Texas System has been committed to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care. With 13 institutions, an enrollment of 243,000 students and an operating budget of $25.2 billion (FY 2023), the UT System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. UT institutions produce more than 67,000 graduates annually and award more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees and more than 60% of its medical degrees. Collectively, UT-owned and affiliated hospitals and clinics accounted for more than 10.6 million outpatient visits and more than 2 million hospital days in 2021. Research expenditures across UT institutions reached a record $3.5 billion last year, a number that ranks No. 1 in Texas and No. 2 in the nation based on federally sponsored research expenditures. The UT System also is one of the largest employers in Texas, with more than 22,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates and members of the National Academies – and more than 93,000 health care professionals, researchers and support staff.

News Contact Information

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