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September 9, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler Offers Commercialization, Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

The University of Texas at Tyler will host a public commercialization and entrepreneurship boot camp Friday, Oct. 2, Dr. Arlene Horne, vice president for research and federal relations, announced. 

Sponsored by the UT Tyler Office of Sponsored Research and the UT Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the camp is designed to provide an introduction to the technology commercialization process, including the identification and evaluation of market opportunities for new technologies, technology commercialization processes and guidelines, intellectual property considerations, development of business plans and the financial sources available.

The event will be 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. in the UT Tyler University Center Ballroom. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 25. Lunch will be provided.

The Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp is an extension of the highly successful program conducted at UT Dallas, which will consist of a series of interactive lectures led by top professionals and educators.

For more information, call 903.565.5719 or visit http://www.uttyler.edu/research.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.                       


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