Faculty Outreach, Programs, and Events

With the big-picture vision of innovation and collaboration, successful commercialization requires close collaboration among all stakeholders. In a focused effort to provide forums for UT Austin researchers to hear and interact with campus experts and professional resources regarding the discovery and commercialization process, OTC hosts and participates in strategic outreach, education, and networking events. These programs examine how to navigate challenges as discoveries emerge from academic research and move through the path of lab to market. Guiding researchers through every phase of commercialization, from initial consultations and intellectual property protection to licensing deployment; the programs are designed for UT Austin faculty, graduate students, and research staff who are interested in turning their ideas into reality.

UT Austin researchers are at the core of the university’s research and scientific advances that exemplify “What Starts Here Changes the World.”

Commercialization Events

Inventor of the Year Ceremony & Reception

Each year, the Inventor Award Ceremony & Reception recognizes UT Austin researchers who excel in their field and are making life-changing discoveries in the university’s labs and research centers.

Innovation Center StARTup Studios