Technology Transfer at UH - Driving Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Dr. Mark S. Clarke Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology Transfer, UH System Associate Vice President for Technology Transfer, UH UH Research Expenditure Research Expenditures* 140 $119.8 120 Millions 100 $113.7 $116.3 2011 2012 $130.8 $99.3 80 60 40 20 0 2009 *as reported to NSF 2013 2010 2013 Vision To create a campus culture where innovation, entrepreneurship and value creation are both encouraged and rewarded. Mission Generate and protect intellectual property Build a world class infrastructure conducive of technology development and commercialization Foster economic development through creation of universitybased technology companies and industrial partnerships Create value for UH based on IP portfolio Technology & Commercialization Updates Licensing Income as reported to AUTM $18.0 $16.6 Disclosures, Licenses and Patents 60 55 $16.0 $14.0 $12.5 40 31 $8.9 $10.0 30 $8.0 $6.0 20 20 $4.4 $4.0 $1.1 $2.0 10 6 18 20 13 9 6 6 FY2010 FY2011 8 5 0 FY2013 YTD FY2012 FY2011 FY2010 FY2009 $- FY2008 Millions $12.0 $2.0 49 47 46 50 FY2009 Disclosure Licenses FY2012 Patents FY2013 UH Intellectual Property by Commercial Sectors Issued Patents: 158 Medical Devices, 10 Optics, 10 Pending Patents: 212 Software & Copyright, 11 Optics, 5 Advanced Materials, 67 Software & Copyright, 27 Advanced Materials, 72 Medical Devices, 24 Energy, 25 Energy, 28 Biopharm, 35 Biotech, 28 Biotech, 21 Biopharm, 7 FY2013 Imagination Creativity Innovation Commercialization Scaling Support & Extending ‘Attached’ Technologies Industry Partner Faculty Research Vimpat©/UCB Economic Value (mature product) Busulfan/Otsuka (mature product) ‘Unattached’ Technology Faculty Research, Licensing Start-Up Terrestrial Concentrator PV (industry partnership) Endomagnetics (faculty start-up) Performance Athlytics (license) Halcyon Biomedical (faculty start-up, STTR) 2G-HTS UH Superpower (manufacturing partnership) C-Voltaics (faculty start-up) Commercialization Stage: Market Penetration Top U.S. Institutions in Technology Commercialization* Public, No Medical School Royalty Revenue Institution Name University of Houston Iowa State University University of Oregon Univesity of Georgia NC State University Rutgers Purdue Research Foundation $12,516,955 $9,902,357 $7,880,204 $7,513,547 $6,430,764 $6,004,284 $4,855,772 Royalty Ranking 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ROI ROI Ranking^ 10.8% 3.4% 8.9% 2.1% 1.6% 1.3% 0.8% 1 4 2 5 6 9 14 Texas Comparisons Institution Name University of Houston UT System TAMU Baylor College of Medicine Rice University U of North Texas HCC *as reported to AUTM 2012 ^ROI National Ranking Royalty Royalty Revenue Ranking $12,516,955 1 $61,309,587 N/A $13,073,593 N/A $8,026,424 N/A $275,509 N/A $56,761 N/A ROI 10.8% 2.4% 1.9% 2.2% 0.3% 0.1% ROI Ranking^ 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Increased to $16.6M in FY2013 Recent Recognitions 2013 ETPN Nanomedicine Award Winner, honoring the best international nanomedicine innovations. 2013 Goradia Innovation Prize, for breakthrough technologies and groundbreaking products. 2013 COMS Young Technology Award, for young company in or close to the field of micro/nanotechnology Blue Start (*now known as SkinTect) 2013 Investor Pitch Winner, a Chapman University business plan competition for students from top entrepreneur programs. Recent Activities Exploring licensing opportunities with IPX-identified industry leads. IPX is negotiating a license for UH’s semiconductor resistive memory patent portfolio. Joint Venture with a Houston-based, early-stage biomedical investment company to commercialize an MRI-guided robotic surgical system. NSF I-Corps An NSF technology accelerator program to commercialize NSF-funded inventions created by UH faculty. UH offers an academic class based on the lean start-up model utilized by the NSF I-Corps program. (3 development awards to date). University- Private Venture Capital Investment $25M Investment Venture Capital Partners Innovation Infrastructure ($15M) New Companies Based on UH Technology (80% - 100%) (20% Optional) Investment ($10 M) Further Development in UH Faculty Lab Proceeds (royalty, equity, and profits) Synergistic Initiatives The Teams 5 WCE students Joint effort with Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship's Undergraduate Program 2 COMM students external entrepreneurial mentors Business Plans Develop up to EIGHT separate technologies, compete in national competitions WCE program faculty faculty inventors - 18 technologies presently in the pipe-line Visibility Success in national competitions generates “vetted” business plans and commercial strategies Recognition National competition yields visibility for UH IP in the national investment market Residence Top TWO teams per year are eligible for placement at ERP in Building 4 Incubator Facility Synergistic Initiatives Optometry Students Engineering Students Pharmacy Students NSM Students Academic Class based on I-Corps “Lean Startup” Model RED Labs Developing the UH Entrepreneurial Workforce 3-day Startup I-Corps Entrepreneurial Lead Faculty IP: Inventions and Innovations NSF/ARPA-E I-Corps Program I-Corps Center/Node UH Energy Research Park: Innovation Enterprise UH Energy Research Park: Strategic Plan Build Location Launch Pad Density • Build a translational research infrastructure which generates increased federal funding and promotes the creation of additional IP • Provide a location to capture industry partners to work with our faculty (STTR, SBIR, SRA funding) • Provide a “Launch Pad” for students and faculty to commercialize and monetize their IP while creating value for UH • Create a distinct geographical location with “entrepreneurial density” Energy-Related Translational Research Super/ Semiconducting Technology Building 14A, 15 Texas Center for Clean Emissions, Engines & Fuels Building 14B Advanced Materials for Offshore Wind Energy Turbines Building 14A, 15, 9 National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping Building 4 Launch Pad Activities/Start-Ups Faculty startup, nano-material hydrophobic coating technology Building 3, 9 Faculty/student startup based on a novel graphene oxide filtration technology for water purification Building 4, Incubator Facility Student startup, web portal for adaptive technologies for physically challenged individuals Building 4, Incubator Facility Faculty/student startup based on rare earth element reclamation from neo-magnets Building 4 , 5 Halcyon Biomedical Medical technology for point-of-care detection of sickle cell anemia in developing nations (in progress) Building 4, 5 New Companies Under Development Yan Yao, faculty Nikolaos Tsekos, faculty OXIGINNE Luca Pollonini, faculty Deniz Gurkan, faculty Shay Curran, faculty Next Steps • • • • Endomagnetics, Ltd. (faculty start-up, imaging technology) C-Voltaics (faculty start-up, manufacturing facility) Halcyon Biomedical (faculty, STTR funded) Cryosensors, (faculty start-up, MRI imaging technology) Building 4 Collaborative space for WCE Graduates Capital Prospects Facility Utilization Access to Capital • (Strategic Partnerships/Joint Ventures) Building 5 General wet lab space for technology development, device fabrication, biotechnology and potential GMP applications Thank you.