University of Texas at Austin

Friday, July 16, 2010

The university has an app for that

You could call it The University of Texas at Austin’s app store.

Bugao Xu developed a way to make a three dimensional body scan.

Bugao Xu developed a way to make a three dimensional body scan.

It’s the list of technologies developed by university researchers that are available for commercialization.

Want to give a drop of blood to see if you have cancer? There’s an app for that.

Want a three dimensional scan of your body? Hey, there’s an app for that.

Want to speed up the growth of your tomatoes? There’s an app for that.

Need a flexible e-reader or electronic newspaper? There’s an app for that.

How about an accident-warning device for a vehicle? Yep, there’s an app for that. Really.

Those are five of the more than 270 technologies in stock at the university’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC). They can be found in 24 categories or in one long list.

Sorry, there are no free downloads at this app store.

OTC is highlighting the technologies and several other commercialization aspects as part of OTC Week.

“It’s important to showcase the university’s successes in technology commercialization and to also let people know of the hundreds of available technologies we have,” said Betsy Merrick, OTC’s associate director of marketing.

Here are other OTC Week activities:

What is the OTC?
Watch the OTC Overview Video

The 8 Steps of Technology Commercialization
A how-to PDF

Check Out Our Startups
Companies created to develop technologies from the OTC app store

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