Technology Commercialization

The charge of the Technology Commercialization Subcommittee, per the Committee on Business Productivity Report, Smarter Systems for a Greater UT: Final Report of the Committee on Business Productivity Adobe PDF --

“The Committee will examine the University’s current structures and practices intended to promote technology commercialization at The University of Texas at Austin and will make recommendations for improvement. Specifically, the Committee will examine the current structure and practices deployed by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Office of Technology Commercialization as they relate to identifying technologies with commercial potential and support for taking them to market in a manner that is most attractive to the private commercialization markets.”

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: