Universities are hotbeds of research and new technology innovation. The challenge can be getting those new ideas and inventions out into the broader world. But thanks to increased cooperation across campus and the addition of entrepreneurial-minded programming, technologies created by University of Texas faculty members, researchers and students are finding a wider pipeline to market than ever before.
A university the size of UT Austin has researchers working in a vast array of fields—engineering, biology, chemistry and computer science, to name just a few. That breadth of innovation puts the university into the top tier of all research institutions in the country. But the wide variety of disciplines can be a challenge to manage from a commercialization viewpoint, said Richard Miller, the university’s chief commercialization officer, in remarks at Venture Expo, a daylong event put on by Texas Venture Labs Nov. 19. Read more.