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Office of Technology Management

FAQ about Startups Companies

Can UTHealth faculty participate in the formation of and hold positions in a new startup?
Yes, with departmental chair approval and an applicable conflict of interest management plan, although OTM encourages participation be limited to Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

If my invention is licensed to a company, what compensation will I receive?
Compensation may include equity in the company, a share in licensing or royalty revenues received by UTHealth, sponsored research funding, or income if you are a consultant of the company or a member of the SAB.

Can UTHealth make small investments in a new startup?
Yes!

Is there a list of UTHealth startup companies?
Yes! Please visit the Portfolio Companies on OTM's website.

Where can I find out more information about startups at UTHealth?
More information about startups at UTHealth is available here on OTM's website or by downloading OTM’s startup brochure.