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Austin Technology Incubator (ATI)* – Deep tech incubator that works with university and community entrepreneurs to commercialize their breakthrough innovations. Since 1989, ATI has graduated over 300 member companies, contributed over $3B economic impact to Central Texas, laid the groundwork for 10 IPOs and over 50 mergers and acquisitions, and helped raise over $1.7B for their member companies over the past 12 years alone. ATI focuses on disruptive deep tech companies addressing challenges in Circular Economy, Energy, Food & AgTech, Healthcare, Mobility and Water.

Topics: Incubator, Technology Commercialization, Technology Transfer, Dee Tech, Circular Economy, Energy, Food & AgTech, Healthcare, Mobility, Water

Energy Institute* – Interdisciplinary research initiatives that draw from the deep expertise among faculty and other researchers and fosters partnerships with industry, government, non-profit organizations and others interested in solving pressing energy issues.

Topics: Energy, Energy Policy, Research

Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC)* – Organization that manages intellectual property owned by The University of Texas at Austin. OTC’s team of licensing experts helps to informs the UT Austin research community on patent protection and commercialization processes, evaluate new inventions, file patents to protect IP, markets IP portfolios, negotiates terms, executes licenses for university inventions and software, and assist in the formation of startups that use university technology.

Topics: Technology Commercialization, Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Patents, Research, Invention, Licenses

Southwest NSF Innovation Corps (SW I-Corps) – Southwest node of U.S. national innovation ecosystem as a part of the National Science Foundation I-Corps program. Through national and regional I-Corps programming, the program supports young scientists, leading faculty, and the greater business community across the Texas and Southwest region in testing their funded research for potential commercial applications.

Topics: National Science Foundation, Funding, Invention, Technology Commercialization, Technology Transfer, Customer Discovery, Product-Market Fit