Entrepreneurship & Training

UTSA Technology Development to Commercialization

The process of developing a technology from a concept to a commercial product meeting a customer’s needs takes a proverbial village. The UTSA and greater San Antonio ecosystem includes a network of extensive services and resources. Below are some of the key elements. Please contact with suggestions and feedback.

Development Information

Technology Development  

Intellectual Property Management: Technologies can be protected in several ways, most commonly by patenting and copyright. Researchers begin this process by disclosing to the Office of Commercialization and Innovation (OCI):

TechPoP Proof of Concept Funding: When a technology needs a small amount of funding to develop a prototype or perform an experiment that shows its commercial potential, OCI can provide awards.
For disclosed technologies, application is through the researcher’s OCI technology manager.

UTSA Innovation Lab: The CITE Innovation Lab is a place where students can create, invent, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. The lab allows students to design, prototype and manufacture items using state-of-the-art tools such as 3-D Printers, digital fabrication machines and computer-aided design software. The use of the Innovation Lab is open to all UTSA faculty, students and staff under supervised use. You only need to buy the materials needed for your project.

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