The Office for Technology Development promotes and supports the research enterprise at UT Southwestern Medical Center by creating relationships with the private sector to develop, protect, transfer, and commercialize research results for the public benefit.
The goals of the Office for Technology Development are:
- To initiate and sustain cooperation between UT Southwestern and industry to advance new technologies and therapies for the benefit of society.
- To provide our faculty with strategic guidance to effectively manage intellectual property developed on campus.
- To generate revenue for UT Southwestern, our inventors, and to support our research enterprise.
- To facilitate the maturation of the North Texas biotechnology industry and other healthcare related economic development.
Agreements with outside parties related to intellectual property (material transfer agreements, confidential agreements, licenses, etc.) must be established directly with the University, not the individual faculty members. The Office for Technology Development is designated to negotiate those agreements on behalf of the University.
Visit the Office for Technology website.