SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 15, 2009) — South Texas Technology Management (STTM), which encourages innovation at four University of Texas institutions and helps bring resulting technologies to market, is seeking proposals for grants of up to $25,000.
The grants are intended for promising inventions that, once the proposed work is completed, will be ready for market. Eligible projects must involve collaboration between universities served by STTM. Proposals are due at 5 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2009.
STTM works with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The University of Texas at San Antonio, The University of Texas-Pan American and The University of Texas at Brownsville.
STTM’s detailed announcement can be viewed at http://www.utsystem.edu/sttm/sparc.shtml.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in the world. With an operating budget of $668 million, the Health Science Center is the chief catalyst for the $16.3 billion biosciences and health care sector in San Antonio’s economy. The Health Science Center has had an estimated $36 billion impact on the region since inception and has expanded to six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. More than 25,600 graduates (physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and other health professionals) serve in their fields, including many in Texas. Health Science Center faculty are international leaders in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, aging, stroke prevention, kidney disease, orthopaedics, research imaging, transplant surgery, psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, pain management, genetics, nursing, dentistry and many other fields. For more information, visit www.uthscsa.edu.