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The Commercialization Engine is a value-adding, vetting and de-risking process through which all university inventions pass after disclosure to TVC. Its goal is to take early-stage invention disclosures and technologies through a process of derisking and transform them into life-changing and productive applications. This is accomplished by thoroughly understanding inventions, finding their value, determining their market fit, acting on feedback from potential customers, protecting IP, creating a strong business model, identifying milestones, and executing an acceleration plan. read more

The SBIR/STTR programs provide over $2.3 billion annually in grants and contracts to small businesses and start-up companies for the development of new products and services. The Federal government offers two programs, available exclusively to small companies: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. read more

The Software Development Center (SDC) was created at the University of Utah in conjunction with the Scientific Computing & Imaging Institute (SCI) and Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC). This experienced team of professionals is ready to provide superior software development and solutions at each stage of your project. read more

Led by Glenn Prestwich, Presidential Special Assistant for Faculty Entrepreneurs, and Ronald Weiss, the Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars is a unique group at the University of Utah designed to bring faculty together. Whether you need help identifying funding to explore a new idea, protecting intellectual property, applying for a patent or creating a business plan, let EFS help you. Obtain the guidance of seasoned professionals and faculty colleagues who have successfully started companies based on their university research. Identify trans-disciplinary opportunities to leverage the value of research and intellectual property. Most importantly, join the U's unique culture of impact, in which faculty act as mentors for student entrepreneurs. read more

An important part of the Commercialization Engine, the Lean Canvas program is an intense 7-week program for U technologies to build a viable business. read more

Commercialization takes resources. TVC can guide you through which funding opportunities might be best for commercializing your technologies. read more

The Startup Center for Students (StaC) helps students execute on their business ideas by assisting with strategy, funding, implementation and mentoring. StaC's expertise is building companies around ideas that are scalable and have an intellectual property component. read more