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.
Download

Impact of Research Investment Initiatives