Business and Investors
UT Dallas has an industry-oriented history.
OTC’s primary objective with respect to Industry is to establish long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with our industry partners. With a business experienced team and an entrepreneurial mindset, OTC will work toward establishing a win/win, truly collaborative relationship with its industry partners with the intent of expediting industry-friendly commercialization agreements.
- The elements of OTC’s underlying approach to establishing long lasting UT Dallas-industry relationships include:
- Simplified agreements, flexibility, and focus on “getting to yes”.
- A focus on common interests:
- to commercialize the technology
- to expand and strengthen scientific knowledge
- to exchange scientific acumen, knowledge
- to establish reasonable front-end, technology value
- to leverage financial resources
- to achieve mutually beneficial financial rewards
OTC emphasizes the creation and development of new business ventures and welcomes the interest and participation of investors and entrepreneurs who desire to explore and/or collaborate with UT Dallas in connecton with its start-up activity.
For more information about UT Dallas’s start-up initiative and current projects under OTC’s management or in other UT Dallas enterprises, please contact OTC at 972-883-4574.
UT Dallas has a wide range of innovations and talented innovators in science and technology. We invite you to explore our Technology Showcase for technologies that are available for licensing. Please contact us for additional information or to establish a collaborative relationship.
Please feel free to contact our office directly if you are not already in communications with a researcher and you are interested in putting an agreement in place with UT Dallas researchers in order to enable confidential discussions, transfer of material or to secure rights to UT Dallas-owned intellectual property rights.
Expediting Negotiations with the OTC
OTC recognizes that there are some fundamental differences between a licensing agreement entered into with an educational institution and a licensing agreement entered into between two commercial parties. OTC personnel are industry-experienced and understand the fundamental needs of its industry licensing partners. Coupling the essential elements of license agreement know-how with an academic institution’s operational guidelines, OTC strives to create a smoother and more efficient negotiation process.
Licensing counsel who are highly-experienced in working with university technology transfer offices aid in expediting successful negotiation processes. Please note, our standard agreements are widely accepted in industry and heavy negotiations is not necessary.
To learn more about other ways in which companies may leverage UT Dallas resources and expertise to mutual benefit, please visit our Corporate Relations page.