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UTA is a growing hub for innovation in areas that address the problems and challenges of our local community as well as global issues related to health, sustainability, energy, security and education.

UTA strongly supports faculty, students and entrepreneurs who want to introduce groundbreaking technologies or a new idea into the marketplace to improve people’s lives.

The commercialization of technologies and ideas developed at UTA also links our university to the growing innovation and investment ecosystem in the DFW Metroplex. More and more investors are looking at UTA as a source of groundbreaking ideas and technologies to help develop the DFW Metroplex’s fast-growing economy.

Entrepreneurs: How can we help you?

Design your strategy to reach the market – develop a startup company or set another commercial pathway

UTA and TechFW have created a strategic partnership called TechFW@UTA. This partnership serves UTA faculty, staff and students by providing programs, activities and services geared to nurture innovations made by our University. If you have an idea or an invention already, these offerings will help you and the university understand its value in the market place, how to start and develop a company around the invention or to help set a commercial pathway.

The programs and service offerings of this partnership are FREE to all UTA faculty, staff and students subject to availability and the eligibility requirements for each respective program.

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Funding your startup: Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs

The Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, and Small Business Technology Transfer, or STTR, programs are Congressionally mandated programs that require eligible government agencies to set aside a portion of their budget to encourage small businesses to engage in R&D that has a high potential for commercialization. The SBIR and STTR programs provide qualified small businesses, including faculty startups, with opportunities to propose innovative R&D projects that meet specific federal needs. Each program requires a highly competitive award process; that is, not all small business applicants receive funds, and those that do get money, must show potential for commercialization.

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StartUp Lounge: Open access meeting place

An open access meeting space that serves as a location where entrepreneurs can meet to work on business ideas, to learn about starting a company, and to obtain assistance and advice with respect to their business idea.

The Office of Technology Management manages the StartUp Lounge and hosts regular workshops and seminars on topics relevant to entrepreneurship and startups.

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For Entrepreneurs and investors: Look at our inventions

We encourage entrepreneurs and investors to look at our inventions.

Technologies available for licensing

For more information contact our Office of Technology Management at

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