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Startup Companies at UTHealth
OTM has 24 active UTHealth Portfolio Companies to date and has a large networks of contacts, from attorneys to investors, to advise and assist in the commercialization of new and innovative technologies. Additionally, funds are available for startup commercialization from OTM as well as from a variety of state and federal government funding programs, such as the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (see Funding Opportunities for more information).
Frequently Asked Questions about Startup Companies
• Can UTHealth faculty participate in the formation of and hold positions in a new startup?Yes, with departmental chair approval and an applicable conflict of interest management plan, although OTM encourages participation be limited to Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).
• If my invention is licensed to a company, what compensation will I receive? Compensation may include equity in the company, a share in licensing or royalty revenues received by UTHealth, sponsored research funding, or income if you are a consultant of the company or a member of the SAB.
• Can UTHealth make small investments in a new startup? Yes!
• Is there a list of UTHealth startup companies? Yes! Please visit the Portfolio Companies page on OTM's website.
• Where can I find out more information about startups at UTHealth? More information about startups at UTHealth is available here on OTM's website or by downloading OTM's startup brochure.
Biotechnology Commercialization Center (BCC)
The Biotechnology Commercialization Center (BCC), located inside the University Center Tower at UTHealth is available to startup companies to lease. The BCC contains approximately 15,000+ square feet of space to support the successful development of new businesses. | Read more...
An Entrepreneurs -in-Residence (EIR) Program has been launched at UTHealth through OTM to facilitate new venture activity based on technologies developed by UTHealth faculty, staff and employees. The EIR Program participants are typically serial entrepreneurs looking for the next latest and greatest technology to spin out into a new commercial entity. | Read more...
Newest Portfolio Companies
guideVue, Inc. (formerly Advanced Guidance Systems) is a UTHealth portfolio company developing mobile products for iPhones, Androids, iPads, smart phones, etc. The technology created by M. Sriram Iyengar, Ph.D., is used to assist health workers in developing countries by providing step-by-step, rich media instructions for a host of medical conditions affecting children and adults. Other instructional application markets are also being pursued.
KnowMED, Inc. is commercializing a semantic web technology developed by Dr. Parsa Mirhaji that allows for the rapid and efficient contextualization of data from multiple and highly disparate sources (clinical data, financial data, claims data, research data, environmental data, etc.).