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ENGAGING OUR COLLEAGUES


2011 ANNUAL REPORT / TECHNOLOGY VENTURE DEVELOPMENT


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The Medical Accelerator provides


fabrication equipment, labs and more to startups.


The Software


Development Center team helps faculty commercialize software.


New programs support software, medical device startups SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT


The University of Utah has a proven record in both software and medical devices, and to bolster these strengths, the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) launched two new programs in 2010 to support related technologies developed on campus: The Software Development Center and the TCO Medical Accelerator. Both facilities are located in Research Park. Here’s a closer look at each:


CENTER (SDC) The SDC provides faculty with a resource for organizing software, refining it and making it more commercially viable. The center is a joint effort between TCO and the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute. The center also provides consultations for faculty and students and student internships. Learn more at www.sdcenter.utah.edu.


U of Utah inventors and disclosures New and Repeat Inventors


100 120 140 160 180 200


20 40 60 80


0 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011  New Inventors  Repeat Inventors Intellectual Property Disclosures


220 240


100 120 140 160 180 200


20 40 60 80


0 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011


TCO MEDICAL ACCELERATOR Founded through a partnership between the U and USTAR, the Accelerator is a 10,000-square-foot facility that provides bud- ding companies the support, office and lab space, and equipment needed to develop and refine their technologies and products. Learn more at www.accelerator.tco.utah.edu.


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