After logging hundreds of classroom and lab hours, faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin
can often be too busy to let others know about their game-changing patents and innovative startups.
With that in mind, Bob Metcalfe, co-inventor of the Ethernet and professor of innovation at the Cockrell School of
Engineering, joined forces with the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce to give these faculty members a platform in
Austin's entrepreneur scene...
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The University of Texas System Horizon Fund has invested $500,000 in an Austin company developing software designed to enable mobile devices with spotty wireless signals to piggyback off other devices with stronger reception. » Read about M87
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Turning innovation into marketable technology has become more important than ever at the University of Texas.
In an era of tightening resources, monetizeable patents and corporate sponsorship of university research represent
an important piece of the financial puzzle for large universities. Linking scholars and their work with large companies
can generate big royalty payments to the researchers and the university where their work was founded....
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Awards and achievements
On May 7, the university honored five professors who have been inducted into three national academies. Professors
Joseph Beaman, Sharon Wood, and Keith Johnson were elected to the National Academy of Engineering. John Goodenough,
mechanical engineering professor, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The Institute of Medicine has made Professor
George Georgiou a member.
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