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Industrious Idealists

New startup companies emerge from UH each year, taking ideas and IP into the real world. More than 350 student businesses and 28 faculty startups have launched from UH over the last couple of decades, contributing to the economic development of the Greater Houston region and beyond. And now, many new startups from around Houston are coming to UH to launch and develop their companies.

Because of this rapid development and demonstrated excellence in innovation, UH has been designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU).

UH in Industry

More than 28 startups have launched from UH over the last 15 years, many of which include both faculty and students who have partnered to advance technology.

Luminostics is a Y Combinator-backed startup building a smartphone adaptor for at-home disease testing and health monitoring using nanotechnology that interfaces with the phone's built-in optics. The simple product platform enables the 15-minute detection and/or quantitation of targets such as bacteria, viruses, hormones and proteins from a variety of liquid samples.

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Startups at UH

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UH researchers generate a large volume of valuable intellectual property each year, much of which is licensed to outside entities. These licensees usually are identified by the inventors, who are the experts in the field. In many cases, however, the UH inventors decide to start their own company to commercialize their invention.

Learn more about licensing your technology