News & Success Stories

News & Success Stories

UTSA Innovation Awards return to recognize commercialization excellence

April 27, 2022
The UTSA Office of Commercialization and Innovation (OCI) presented its annual UTSA Innovation Awards to recognize excellence in discovery and impact within the university research community. These annual awards are presented in five categories, the lead indicators of UTSA's success at commercializing innovations.

UTSA ends fiscal year 2021 with research expenditures at an all-time high

December 9, 2021
Focused on driving San Antonio’s knowledge economy, the UTSA Office for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise (REDKE) announced its top-line results for the FY21 year end, with research expenditures achieving a record high. Research expenditures for FY21 were $140.0 million, the second year in a row that expenditures surpassed $100 million. Faculty members received 376 research awards worth a total of $168 million.

UTSA helps UT System reach No. 4 for U.S. patents granted worldwide

June 17, 2021
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) have announced the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2020 with UT System taking the fourth spot.

UTSA, UT Health launch Venture Mentor Service for entrepreneurs

August 28, 2020
UTSA has launched a chapter of Venture Mentor Service San Antonio, designed to match experienced mentors with newly minted business ventures led by the next generation of entrepreneurs in the city. A joint collaboration between UTSA and UT Health SA, VMS-SA is managed by both UTSA’s Office of Commercialization and Innovation and UT Health SA’s Office of Technology Commercialization.

UTSA COVID-19 Technology Licensing Guidelines

April 28, 2020
For UTSA innovations that can be rapidly deployed and made widely available to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, UTSA endorses both of the following technology licensing guidelines established by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and the consortium led by Stanford University.

UTSA Knowledge Enterprise closes out a successful year

January 22, 2020
Focused on driving San Antonio’s knowledge economy, UTSA’s Office of the Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise closed out the year with economic growth increasing, research activity on campus thriving and research expenditures for fiscal year 2019 reaching an all-time high.

‘A Long Time Coming’: Eastside Life Science Hub VelocityTX Set for February Launch

January 16, 2020
In the works for more than two years, the Texas Research and Technology Foundation’s East Side incubator, known as VelocityTX, for life science startups is slated to open in February, according to the leadership behind the project.

Located in the former Merchants Ice building on East Houston Street, the building will house VelocityTX’s incubator program, a startup accelerator for Latin-American technology businesses looking to establish a North American presence, and space for education.

Anson Ong elected fellow, biomaterials science and engineering

January 14, 2020
Anson Ong, associate dean of administration and graduate programs in UTSA’s College of Engineering, has been elected to the International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering. He will be recognized at the World Biomaterials Congress in Glasgow in May.

Researchers awarded $1.2M to study effects of AR-based medical training

January 13, 2020
Researchers from the University of California Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine have received $1.2 million to study the potential psychological impact of augmented reality (AR) medical simulation training.
The two-year Assessment of the Psychological and Physiological Effects of Augmented Reality (APPEAR) study began in December 2019. The research team, through a partnership with Chenega Healthcare Services and MedCognition, will focus on how various AR prototypes for medical training affect the students using them.