Helping to Commercialize UT’s Big Ideas at The stARTup Studio

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News The University of Texas at Austin is like a Thomas Edison lab of invention with its professors cooking up the next great ideas. The 3-D printing industry started at UT with Carl Deckard, a graduate student in mechanical engineering and Professor Joseph Beaman. Also, Professor John Goodenough […]

Louise Epstein Named New Managing Director of the Innovation Center at UT

The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering has named Louise Epstein as the managing director of its Innovation Center. In the newly created job, Epstein will focus on entrepreneurial endeavors including managing the Longhorn Startup Program, which helps student and faculty led startups. She will also work closely with Bob Metcalfe, faculty […]

AT&T Plans to Open Innovation Center in Austin

AT&T announced plans Wednesday to open a new center for technology innovation and collaboration in Austin. The Dallas-based company did not provide details on how many people the center will employ or its cost. It did report its making a multi-million dollar investment. Currently, AT&T employs about 2,600 people in the Austin area. In addition, […]

Austin to Play a Key Role in Transforming GM

Austin’s combination of educational institutions and IT professionals convinced General Motors Cos. to open an innovation center here and hire 500 workers, said Timothy Cox, its executive director for enterprise solutions. “We’re looking for the best and brightest to help us,” Cox said Friday morning during a phone interview. Cox will deliver the keynote speech […]