Seed Funding



Funded Projects

Demonstrating SmartShoes for Real-time Shear and Pressure Sensing
Haiying Huang, The University of Texas at Arlington
Roller printed semiconductor nanomembranes for flexible RF electronics
Weidong Zhou, The University of Texas at Arlington
Commercialization of a New IP Process for Low cost, High Quality Micro Featured Glass Slides
John Priest, The University of Texas at Arlington
Multi-port dc power processor
Ali Davoudit, The University of Texas at Arlington
Edusex
Harry Lindner, The University of Texas at Austin
A New Technology to Address Critical Vaccine Cold-Chain Problems
Zhengrong Cui, The University of Texas at Austin
A New Technology to Address Critical Vaccine Cold-Chain Problems
Robert O. Williams III, The University of Texas at Austin
edMosphere: Giving students a voice
Lorna Hermosura, The University of Texas at Austin
Hoot.Me
Michael Koetting, The University of Texas at Austin
Panopticon
Cam Beasley, The University of Texas at Austin
Panopticon
Jason Phelps, The University of Texas at Austin
Panopticon
Sean Reid, The University of Texas at Austin
Panopticon
Daryl Ashley, The University of Texas at Austin
Development and characterization of bioactive and antimicrobial two-solution bone cements for orthopedic surgery
Danieli Rodrigues, The University of Texas at Dallas
Cloud based Hosted PBX
S. Venkatesan, The University of Texas at Dallas
Cloud based Hosted PBX
Arulmani Sennimalai, The University of Texas at Dallas
New Generation High-Performance Ultrananocrystalline Diamond(UNCD) Coated Dental Implants
Orlando Auciello, The University of Texas at Dallas
New Generation High-Performance Ultrananocrystalline Diamond(UNCD) Coated Dental Implants
Pablo Gurman, The University of Texas at Dallas
Super acoustic insulating hearing protection devices utilizing porous nanostructured polyurea
Hongbing Lu, The University of Texas at Dallas
Novel Fabrication of in situ Nanofiber based Hemostatic Treatments for Combat Wounds
Karen Lozano, The University of Texas-Pan American
Development of a Hybrid Streptococcal Protein Synthesis Screening Platform
James M. Bullard, The University of Texas-Pan American
Novel Treatment Product for Diabetic Patients
M. Vargas, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Novel Treatment Product for Diabetic Patients
Dr. Janakiram Seshu, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Cyanuric Acid removal from Sunlight-Exposed Swimming Pools
Noe Ortega, The University of Texas at El Paso
American Water Recycling
Eva Deemer, The University of Texas at El Paso
Morpheus: Smartphone Evidence-based Sleep Monitor and Apnea Detector
Homer Nazeran, The University of Texas at El Paso
Morpheus: Smartphone Evidence-based Sleep Monitor and Apnea Detector
Jose Ayala-Moyeda, The University of Texas at El Paso
Investigation of the immunogenic reaction to imprinted antibodies
Thomas Boland, The University of Texas at El Paso
Dynamic Control of Voice Codec Data Rate using Importance Estimation
Nigel Ward, The University of Texas at El Paso
Smart-phone evidence-based stress level monitor and mental fatigue detector
Homer Nazeran PhD, The University of Texas at El Paso
Smart-phone evidence-based stress level monitor and mental fatigue detector
Sergio Cabrera PhD, The University of Texas at El Paso
Suppression of tumor growth of malignant pleural mesothelioma
Usha Pendurthi, The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler
Proof-of-principle in vivo efficacy study of dengue antiviral drug candidate
Stan Watowich, The University of Texas Medical Branch
Flow Cytometry Remote Viewer with Decision Support
You-Wen Qian, The University of Texas Medical Branch
Molecular Match
Jim Welsh, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Mobile applications for prognostic staging systems
Simrit Parmar, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Mobile applications for prognostic staging systems
Srdan Verstovsek, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
SynOsteo
Nowak Team, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Utilization of Metal-Assisted Etch in the Fabrication of Bioabsorbable Drug Eluting Stents.
Arturo Ayon, The University of Texas at San Antonio
This section is being updated with the most current information of the grant recipients (2/5/2014).

Background information about the seed funding part of the project

UT TRANSFORM provides up to $10,000 in seed funding for innovative commercialization projects in development from UT System institutions.

Process and rules for application for funding:

  1. The information provided by applicants is non-confidential.
  2. Factors that will be evaluated when considering applications include:
    1. Overall innovative idea
    2. Use of funds
    3. Commercial potential (total market size)
    4. Clear customer need
  3. Upon approval, applicants must complete an online entrepreneurship course (17 modules of about 30 to 60 minutes each) before receiving funds.
  4. Funded applicants must use the awarded funds as approved.
  5. Funded applicants must submit a written report of the progress of the project within two weeks of the completion date provided in the application. The report must include:
    1. Performance of the innovation (e.g., how well did the proof-of- concept work)
    2. Problems encountered
    3. Status of intellectual property (if any)
    4. Complementary and follow-on funding sought and/or received
    5. Status of commercialization (e.g., in start-up, licensed, …)
  6. The recipients are responsible for setting up accounts at the appropriate institutions according the guidelines of that institution (typically via an Office of Research Administration). The requirements for setting up accounts will vary from campus to campus. The funds will be transferred from UT Transform’s main account once the account has been properly set up and the recipients have successfully completed the UT Transform online education program.

To apply for seed funding, follow this link. Applications will be evaluated as they are submitted. Funds are limited, so earlier applications may have greater access to available funds.