Advancing UT Southwestern's Research to Maximize Patient Benefit

The Office for Technology Development (OTD) supports and advances UT Southwestern as an elite driver of health care innovation and commercialization. The Office has six Commercialization Success Partners (CSPs) and two Assistant Directors of Technology Commercialization (ADCs) serving as 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. Our team continually works to meet the needs of the complex research, technology development and commercialization relationships required to advance UT Southwestern’s innovative science into therapies that directly benefit patients.

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

Upcoming Events


UT Southwestern's Blackstone LaunchPad & TechStars Network is proud to offer this two-part workshop series on June 15th and June 22nd in partnership with 3 Day This webinar series is designed to enable emerging entrepreneurs with foundational skills necessary for new venture creation. Each session combines experiential learning with exemplar tools and frameworks. Cost is free for all the UT Southwestern community. 


June 15, 3:30-5:00 CST: Identifying Opportunities & Markets
Learn how to identify opportunities for a product or service using ideation and discovery methods. Focusing on customer discovery and market research, participants will determine whether a venture is worth pursuing and articulate what specific problem it addresses. Participants will learn methods of generating and narrowing solutions that are desirable, feasible, and viable to solve specific problems and refine concepts by utilizing Lean Canvas.

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June 22, 3:30-5:00 CST: Concept Development & Go To Market Strategy
Participants will utilize Lean Canvas, learn lean methodology, and apply agile mindset to concept development, form a strong Go To Market Strategy and practice delivering compelling pitches to an intended audience.

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Space is limited. Register today to secure your seat!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Pitch Your Startup Idea at the Second Annual UT Southwestern Pitch Competition!

Submit your startup ideas at the UT Southwestern's Pitch Competition! 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. Funding prize money of $100,000 is available. All faculty, staff, and students interested in getting professional guidance on commercialization-focused strategies and milestones are encouraged to participate. Inventions are due by June 30th and proposals are due by July 30, 2021. Find out more about the competition here.

Contact Business Development at if you have any questions about the competition.

Featuring Blackstone LaunchPad & TechStars Network

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The Blackstone LaunchPad & TechStars Network is the front door to entrepreneurial tools, programs and resources on UT Southwestern's campus. Contact the Director of Technology Commercialization at 214-648-1888 for more information.