The University of Texas at Dallas Venture Development Center (VDC) is a leading incubator designed to help students, faculty, and alumni commercialize their ideas and inventions. It does this through targeted, one-to-one support, enabling ventures to identify and build relationships with the key industry partners, investors, entrepreneurs, and others to help them succeed.
The VDC offers 20,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art dedicated office, lab, and meeting space, as well as shared business services and equipment. We help companies build out their teams, protect their Intellectual Property (IP), and connect with expert advisors. We work to get minimum viable products (MVPs) into customers’ hands and prove a viable, scalable business model.
For startups, we help founders identify investor options, write and rehearse their company pitch, and navigate funding terms and other questions. For researchers and inventors seeking industry connections for translational research and licensing, we help identify partners, make introductions, and identify commercialization paths, including licensing agreements, IP assignments, and other contracting alternatives.