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PLx Pharma Announces Receipt of Multiple Grants from the National Institutes of Health
June 12, 2013,4:22 pm

PLx Pharma, a pharmaceutical company developing safer formulations of proven non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), today announced that it has been awarded multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling approximately $2,000,000. This funding has been awarded to support …Read More

Austin start-up M87 is ‘bright new star’ for System-wide technology commercialization efforts
June 12, 2013,3:27 pm

“We want our entrepreneurs to be as celebrated as our athletes,” said University of Texas at Austin Professor of Innovation Bob Metcalfe, Ph.D., at a recent meeting of The University of Texas Board of Regents. Metcalfe gave a brief overview …Read More

Congratulations to the 2013 SIC Winner
May 10, 2013,2:27 pm

On May 2nd 2013, the 2nd annual UT Horizon Fund Student Investment Competition was a great success.  This competition enabled student teams to present their business plan and ideas to real investors, which included an elevator pitch contest, content covering …Read More

Congratulations to 2013 UTHF-SIC finalists!
April 11, 2013,3:15 pm

The 2013 UT Horizon Fund Student Investment Competition (UTHF-SIC) announced sixteen student finalists for the event on May 2, 2013.   We are pleased to report that the hard work and diligence of UT students, their faculty educators, external mentors …Read More

Back-Testing the UT Horizon Fund
March 27, 2013,12:36 pm

At the February 2013 board meeting, UT System presented a 10-year back-testing effort of return on investments into UT System startup companies. We evaluated years 2002 through 2012 and discovered that UT could have made investments into 72 companies, an …Read More

The Existing Ventures Program
March 27, 2013,12:30 pm

Many university startups have difficulty raising desired levels of funding to continue development of technologies through to the final stages of commercialization. University equity positions may become diluted with preferred rights to new investors. The UT Horizon Fund co-invests with …Read More

The Philosophy of the UT Horizon Fund
March 25, 2013,12:41 pm

Technology Commercialization is moving the technologies from research findings to the market. This process involves several stages including: Identifying a novel invention and protecting that invention with intellectual property protection such as a patent. The patent is important to create …Read More

The New Ventures Program
March 25, 2013,12:37 pm

The biggest bottleneck at the earliest stages of commercialization is access to entrepreneurial talent. Seasoned entrepreneurs are necessary to help develop deep and nuanced business planning, to network with industry partners critical for growth and development, and to seek regulatory …Read More

Why did UT System create the UT Horizon Fund
March 24, 2013,12:50 pm

The UT System is one of the nation’s largest higher education systems having 6 Nobel laureates, 31 members of the Institute of Medicine, 37 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 48 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 53 …Read More

The Palmaz Stent
March 24, 2013,12:43 pm

The Palmaz stent, invented at UT, has been identified as “one of the top 10 patents that changed the world” by IP Worldwide. Dr. Julio Palmaz is a UT faculty who invented the revolutionary stent. At the time when Dr. …Read More

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