The Office of Technology Commercialization is responsible for the efficient transfer of university discoveries to the marketplace for the benefit of society. To support the university's research mission, OTC:
OTC reports to the Office of the Vice President for Research.
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Transferred technology adds to the universal body of knowledge and brings benefits to society. Companies profit financially from licensing new technologies. And exposing science to the marketplace brings revenue back to the university to fund new and continued research.
The University of Texas at Austin has been a highly prolific research institution for years. Remaining on the cutting edge of technology requires careful assessment and effective commercialization of the university's IP. This is the primary goal of OTC.
Technology commercialization can be a complex, multi-step operation. The typical process is summarized in our informational handout: The 8 Steps of Technology Commercialization. You can also find out basic facts, statistics, and contact information for OTC in our Quick Facts handout. Click on a graphic (right) to download either one-page PDF file.
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