Big change in tech transfer approach at the University of Utah

The University of Utah is reportedly eliminating The VP Technology Venture Development position that was dedicated to commercializing the school’s ideas and research.  Jack Brittain will return from sabbatical as a professor. Now, technology commercialization faculty and staff will report to Thomas Parks, VP Research.

University spokesperson Keith Sterling stated more emphasis will be placed on giving a voice to the business community, and the school will also create a seven-member internal steering committee that includes faculty members from business, medicine and engineering. "They want to have many voices at the table," Sterling said.