Extending the University of Texas "Hatchery" Curriculum

University of Texas at Austin, 2011 - $30,000

The Hatchery, a course at The University of Texas at Austin, combines academic coursework, business-building support, and industry engagement in order to help PhD, MBA and JD candidates successfully commercialize university technologies. This grant supports modifying the curriculum to include healthcare-focused Computer Science graduate students and promote distribution of this curriculum to a broader spectrum of disciplines at UT. For each technology, teams will develop a commercialization plan and a draft patent application (or intellectual property strategy). The teams will then receive structured incubation support and mentorship.