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University Innovation Fellow: Ben Johnston

Ben Johnston's Landscape Analysis (Presentation Summary)

Student Initiatives

  • Not much publicized success for biotech startups
  • TissueGen- most successful startup out of UT Arlington
  • Strong access to funding sources to pursue research projects (NCIIA, UT Horizon Fund)

School Resources

  • UTSW Medical Center:
    • Biocenter with incubator
    • BIODFW networking organization
    • Dr. Robert Eberhardt advises/oversees new products
    • NTEC incubator/manufacturing facility
  • UT Arlington Engineering
    • TMAC consortium of manufacturing efforts that derives revenue from local projects at reduced costs for startups
    • UT Horizon Fund
    • Darlene Ryan- all around expert/entrepreneur and founder of Cow Town Angels network
  • Prototyping and Incubator facilities:
    • Tech Wildcatters programming center
    • Biotech Manufacturing Center
    • Tech Fort Worth Wetlabs
    • Dallas Makerspace
    • UTARI Manufacturing