Technology Commercialization

The charge of the Technology Commercialization Subcommittee was to examine the University’s structures and practices intended to promote technology commercialization at The University of Texas at Austin and make recommendations for improvement. Specifically, the Committee examined the structure and practices deployed by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Office of Technology Commercialization as they related to identifying technologies with commercial potential.

Technology Commercialization Subcommittee Recommendations:

  1. Increase the Licensing Volume of the Office of Technology Commercialization
  2. Foster an Innovative and Entrepreneurial Environment on Campus to Increase High-Potential Start-Ups
  3. Match University's Strengths to Industry Needs 
  4. Enhance the Contribution to Austin's Creative and Cultural Environment Necessary for Recruitment and Retention of Talent
  5. Create an Electronic Portal to Enable Internal and External Constituencies to More Easily Access and Navigate the University's Human and Intellectual Capital
  6. Establish Student Involvement as a Priority 

Supporting materials, developed by the Technology Commercialization Subcommittee for the Committee on Business Productivity: