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Annual Report 2


INTRODUCTION .............................2 Message from Jack Brittain .......................................2 Quotes in the news .......................................................2 Welcome to our 2011 Annual Report ................3


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THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH’S ECONOMIC IMPACT .........................4 U of Utah first in the nation for startups ............. 4 Joining the Pac-12 goes beyond athletics ........ 4 Report: Impact of startups ‘significant’ ................. 5 GRAPH: Startups over time .......................................... 5 FEATURE: The startup effect: U startups provide meaningful jobs ....................................... 6 TABLE: Startups launched 1970 to present........ 8


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ENGAGING OUR COLLEAGUES ...............................10 FEATURE: Health care 2.0: F2 Solutions develops algorithm to diagnose faint and fall syndrome .....................................10 U honors faculty entrepreneurs ........................12 Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars mark successful first year ..............................................12


TABLE: U departments served ............................13 New programs support software, medical device startups ...................................14 GRAPH: New and repeat inventors ..................14 GRAPH: Intellectual property disclosures ....14


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ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION .................................15 Lassonde Entrepreneur Center marks 10 years ........................................................15


TABLE: Student program involvement ..........15 FEATURE: It’s (not) academic: Graduate students excel in Lassonde New Venture Development program .................16 Student business, idea competitions .............18 Student testimonials ................................................18 New student programs...........................................19


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RESOURCE DIRECTORY .............28 Phone numbers, addresses and websites for related departments and programs.


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STARTUP COMPANY PROFILES ................................24 Our most recent startup companies. We’ve launched more than 120 startups since 2005.


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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS AND OUTREACH ........................20 FEATURE: Patents at work: U researcher licenses synthetic glues................................20


TABLE: Outreach results ......................................21 GRAPH: Executed licenses .................................21 J&J and University of Utah collaborate on snail-venom research .............................22


Tech Ventures outreach efforts span U.S., globe..............................................................23 New outreach programs ....................................23


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