Monday, November 17, 2008
The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) at The University of Texas at Austin holds its Ready to Commercialize conference on Nov. 18 at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin.
The conference gives prospective investors a taste of the research at the university of Texas at Austin that is poised to make the leap from the laboratory to the marketplace.
The researchers get about two minutes each to describe their inventions and how they might be used as products to the audience. Then, the inventors set up at kiosks in the foyer outside the conference hall where they can demonstrate their inventions and answer questions.
This year, OTC recorded the researchers’ presentations and posted them on YouTube. Here’s one from Ted Ruoff, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering. He describes the work his lab has done to develop a new carbon-based material for storing electrical charge in ultracapacitor devices. It could pave the way for the massive installation of renewable energies such as wind and solar power.
Presentations by the other researchers are available in the Related Videos section.