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Purpose

  • Strengthen the economic competitiveness of the region by training entrepreneurs to develop early stage discoveries into novel products that can stimulate the region’s innovation and job creation.
  • Train student apprentices in development and commercialization of novel technologies through education, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Nurture technology development by pairing graduate students with faculty inventors.

Key Personnel

The team managing and operating TRAC includes USD’s vice president for research, USD’s dean of the Graduate School, USD’s technology transfer officer and Sanford’s commercialization director as well as important regional stakeholders serving on TRAC advisory boards. This team will launch new programming, connect entrepreneurs with technologies and support new company creation.

Outreach and Engagement

Potential entrepreneurs will be reached by engaging USD graduate students into a certificate program.