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Advancing UT Southwestern's Research to Maximize Patient Benefit

The Office for Technology Development (OTD) is designed to support and advance UT Southwestern as an elite driver of health care innovation and commercialization. The Office has been realigned to streamline efficiencies and provide a better experience for UT Southwestern researchers and its external stakeholders. Through this realignment, the Office has created six new Commercialization Success Partner (CSP) positions and two new Assistant Director of Technology Commercialization (ADC) positions to serve as OTD Liaisons to directly interact with faculty, Principal Investigators, researchers and the business development team to ensure timely, customer-focused communication and collaboration. Each CSP and/or ADC is assigned to specific departments at UT Southwestern to better serve researchers’ needs.

Download list of department assignments and connect with your OTD Liaison.

Through an expanded business development capacity, OTD will establish closer relationships with potential commercial partners and keep them better informed of its pipeline of innovations. OTD will also continue to develop informative programs for UT Southwestern’s innovative faculty to learn more about the commercialization pathway.

Through these improvements, OTD plans to accelerate UT Southwestern technologies through the commercialization process in order to maximize their societal impact. OTD looks forward to working with you all as the Office continues to transition to better meet the needs of the increasingly complex research, technology development, and commercialization relationship that are required to advance UT Southwestern’s innovative science into therapies that directly benefit patients.

Upcoming Events

Pitch Your Startup Idea at the First-Ever UT Southwestern Pitch Day!

Get professional guidance to refine commercialization strategies, build exposure to the investor community, strengthen strategic connections, gain assistance in developing pitch decks, and develop commercialization-focused milestones. Download Request for Proposal and Proposal Template and submit completed proposal to Business Development at Open to all faculty, staff, and students.

Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

Out of caution regarding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and pursuant to UT Southwestern’s policy on social distancing for meetings and conferencing, the Entrepreneurship Seminar Series has been postponed. We will continue to evaluate as events continue to develop and reschedule in the near future. Please email Business Development at if you have additional questions. Thank you!