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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.

OTD is working to accelerate UT Southwestern technologies through the commercialization process in order to maximize their societal impact. Our team looks forward to working with you all as the we continue 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. The UT Southwestern Pitch Day is open to all faculty, staff, and students. Download Request for Proposal and Proposal Template and submit completed proposal to Business Development at businessdevelopment@utsouthwestern.eduThe graphic below illustrates three easy steps on how you can participate. Easy 1-2-3 Steps for Pitch Competition

Please email Business Development at for more information or have additional questions.