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The Office for Technology Development protects, enhances, and advances UT Southwestern innovations to maximize benefits for community health and well-being. We do this by:
- Advancing research discoveries into innovative technologies for commercial application
- Cultivating collaborative relationships with our faculty, researchers, and external partners
- Exemplifying excellence and integrity in all aspects of our work
- Extending compassion to each other, our clients, and our business partners
FY12 through Present
We are a member of the Blackstone LaunchPad & TechStars Network, the front door to entrepreneurial tools, programs, and resources on UT Southwestern’s campus.
For Faculty and Inventors
Because all UT Southwestern research belongs to the Texas Board of Trustees, faculty turn to our six Commercialization Success Partners (CSPs) and two Assistant Directors of Technology Commercialization (ADCs) to disclose a new invention or file a patent. We also help faculty understand which agreements they’ll need to sign, including confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements.
For Investors and Entrepreneurs
Technologies developed at UT Southwestern Medical Center can be commercialized through either licensing or the development of a new company (a startup).
The Office for Technology Development evaluates technologies suitable for entrepreneurial development and assists in developing startup companies based on those technologies.
UT Southwestern Medical Center has protected and licensed intellectual property for more than 40 years. The Office for Technology Development’s (OTD) professional staff members work to create a proactive, business-oriented culture and to promote viable relationships with commercial partners.
The Office for Technology Development (OTD) offers a variety of opportunities for students and trainees, including the OTD Internship Program and ThinkLab@Pegasus Accelerator. The Office offers unpaid, part-time internships throughout the academic year to faculty, postdoctoral fellows, medical students, and graduate students. The program provides a project-based experience for participants seeking to explore opportunities outside the lab or clinical environment.