The Discovery to Impact team at The University of Texas at Austin brings research discoveries to the marketplace to impact the world. Working with world-class inventors, investors, creators and entrepreneurs, we launch startups and collaborate with established businesses to accelerate new products, services, solutions and cures.
We deliver results to contribute to UT Austin’s mission to be the world’s highest-impact public research university, unleashing knowledge, opportunity and innovation from the heart of Texas. And we relentlessly pursue our part of fulfilling UT’s promise: What starts here changes the world.
There are countless ways our faculty, staff and students work in service to society every day. One important way is developing tools, technologies and treatments that can be put into use. From lithium-ion batteries to COVID-19 vaccines, we know a groundbreaking discovery is only half the work. Getting it out of our labs and studios and into people’s hands is where impact happens.
For Inventors and Creators
From disclosing an invention to building a startup, the Discovery to Impact team guides UT faculty, staff and students through each phase of the research commercialization process.
For Companies, Entrepreneurs, and Investors
Looking to engage with UT innovation or startups? Discovery to Impact cultivates relationships with the private sector and investor community to identify UT discoveries and research capabilities that can meet market needs. We also serve as a nexus for connection throughout the university. We’re here to cut through red tape (and burnt-orange tape, too) to help you reach your goals faster.
In addition to the Discovery to Impact team, there are more than 130 programs and resources at The University of Texas at Austin that come together to form our campus’ innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. If you’re a UT student or employee, this online tool guides you through the options to find what you need.
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Let’s Work Together and Change the World