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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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UT System Launches Technology, Commercialization Search Portal

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System today launched a new portal that allows web visitors to search for information regarding technology commercialization and research capabilities, patents and technologies covering activities at UT institutions.

The Research and Technology Search Engine allows visitors to search for an array of data sources, including research and technology experts, news, centers, facilities and laboratory web pages within the UT System.

Users also will be able to search for patent assets at all UT System institutions matched to a contact link to the appropriate UT System institution technology commercialization officer, and access web pages that feature published technologies at UT institutions.

Additional capabilities, patents and technologies, and new features will be added to the portal over time.

The portal also includes recent news about research and commercialization at UT System from the @UTInnovations twitter feed.

"The launch of this technology and research database with public search capabilities is the culmination of a vision UT System has had for quite some time,” said Barry Burgdorf, UT System vice chancellor and general counsel. “It serves two important goals of the Board of Regents – transparency and heightened efforts to improve and extend the reach of our technology transfer across UT System to generate revenue for sustaining the UT enterprise and economically impact the state of Texas for the good of its citizens."

About The University of Texas System
The University of Texas System is one of the nation's largest higher education systems, with nine academic universities and six health institutions. The UT System has an annual operating budget of $13.1 billion (FY 2012) including $2.3 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. Preliminary student enrollment exceeded 215,000 in the 2011 academic year. The UT System confers more than one-third of the state's undergraduate degrees and educates nearly three-fourths of the state's health care professionals annually. With roughly 87,000 employees, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.

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