Message from the Vice President for Commercialization and Regional Development
Utah State University has refashioned the way in which it conducts its technology transfer operation. Our new unit, Commercialization & Regional Development, represents the entire university and derives its strength from USU's world-class faculty, students and staff.
In just one year, our Commercial Enterprises unit has worked closely with our academic and industry partners to develop new technologies by "spinning-in" business innovation opportunities. One such innovation has led to industry-sponsored research and $15M in future revenue.
From severe weather sensors that fly in geosynchronous orbit to synthetically bio-manufactured products, our Commercial Enterprises team is working with our USTAR hires, our academic colleges, the Space Dynamics Laboratory and the Advanced Weather Systems Foundation to develop new technologies for the market place—and we are asking the marketplace what it needs.
It is our desire and our commitment to protect USU's intellectual property and to develop relevant, practical technologies with industry so that we can appropriately leverage the intellectual, financial and creative assets of Utah State University.