UT Companies

What starts here changes the world. Below are just a few examples of world-changing technologies that the Texas Innovation Center works with.

Advanced Materials/Alternative Energy

Prevents lithium-ion battery fires by eliminating flammable gases released during day-to-day use
PIs: DK Ezekoye and Buddie Mullins

Innovative nanocomposite membrane technology that enables the next generation of high temperature fuel cells
PI: Delia Milliron

Lithium extraction, recovery and refinery technology to efficiently extract and aggregate lithium elements from salt brines
PI: Benny Freeman

La Luce Cristallina
Developing high-performance Si photonic materials to enhance data bandwidth of integrated photonic components used in optical devices
PI: Alex Demkov

Battery technology that offers superior performance, a more secure supply chain and easy integration with current technologies
PI: Arumugam Manthiram


Aperiam Bio
Next-generation enzymes in food and health care using proprietary deep learning algorithms that understand biochemistry
PI: Andy Ellington

Data Analytics and Software

Autonomous strategic decision-making in adversarial environments
PI: Ufuk Topcu

Katana Graph
The next generation of graph computing that scales horizontally to 100s-1000s of machines, providing efficient computation over unstructured data at unprecedented scale and performance
PIs: Keshav Pingali and Chris Rossbach

Symmetry Systems
Unified access control for data across an enterprise, granting companies full visibility and control over the data in their storage services
PI: Mohit Tiwari

Veridise specializes in security analysis and auditing of programs that run on the blockchain.
PI: Isil Dillig, Yu Feng, Jon Stephens, Yanju Chen


Advanced and affordable robotic solutions for defense, manufacturing and logistics
PI: Luis Sentis

Harmonic Bionics
Redefining neurorehabilitation with intelligent robotic technology designed to maximize patient recovery
PI: Ashish Deshpande

Pike Robotics
Robotic oil/gas tank inspection system
PI: Mitch Pryor

Health Care

Accessible, affordable, at-home STD diagnostics for Women

Longhorn Life Sciences
Developing needs-driven solutions to improve patient experience and outcomes; “Infection Detective” enables early and objective detection of post-operative surgical site infections

Loop Medical Innovations
Enabling the future of respiratory health monitoring through better spirometry solutions

Educational Technology

Mind mapping, timeline and presentation software designed to see and present history in a new way
PI: Erika Bsumek

Agribusiness/Food Technology

Sensors, Instruments and Displays

Light-enabled technologies to create faster, smaller, lower-powered components for interference free, limitless device connectivity and distributed computation
PI: Sriram Vishwanath

Lantha Sensors
Hyper-accurate handheld chemical analysis offering the lowest priced, fastest and most customizable chemical analysis tools in the world
PI: Simon Humphrey

Locus Lock
Dual-antenna, triple-frequency front-end board and real-time software for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
PI: Todd Humphreys

Romanak Environmental Services Ltd. Co
An innovative “process-based” method for environmental monitoring and assessing potential leakage at carbon capture and storage sites across the globe
PI: Katherine Romanak

Tau Systems
A compact particle accelerator technology focused on highly ubiquitous plasma-based accelerator solutions to power the next wave in global R&D
PI: Bjorn M. Hegelich

Consumer Goods

Elevated infant essentials for today’s modern parents; anti-microbial nano-particles used to produce baby bottles and other home goods
PI: Lydia Contreras

Snarr3D Inc.
Introducing the world’s first 3D printed high-performance putter and iron shafts with innovative, customizable aesthetics