The Texas A&M University System is set to create a boom in startups, hundreds of innovative companies, and increase patent output by consolidating five commercialization offices into one centralized location. The move aims to create a robust commercialization ecosystem that allows researchers to license technology and form companies to address national and global challenges. Peter O’Neill, a commercialization expert from the Cleveland Clinic, will lead the new office as the Chief Innovation Officer, while Joe Cunningham, a nationally recognized expert in healthcare, will be the chairman of the new Innovation Advisory Council. The leaders expect the new commercialization push to spark an explosion of venture capital and the creation of a lot of exciting new companies.
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