For Inventors

The UT Austin Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) advances the university's research by providing UT faculty with the resources, knowledge, and tools to protect and promote their discoveries. Striving to provide high-quality service to inventors, OTC maximizes research impact through its evaluation, protection, marketing, and licensing of the university's inventions, software, and discoveries.

Paramount to this effort is the collaboration with UT researchers, industry, investors, and other strategic partners. Technology commercialization can be a complex, multi-step operation; the typical process (lab to market) is summarized in The 8 Steps of Technology Commercialization.

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Information on creating a startup venture.

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Learn about the 8 steps of technology commercialization.

Information about licensing software and copyrighted material.

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