TechTown serves as an outsourced incubator, educational resource and critical path to technology commercialization for the region’s academic institutions and health care systems.
Technologies are evaluated on a case-by-case basis but possible options include:
- TechTown evaluates and roadmaps the commercialization potential of university- or health care system-developed technologies
- Researchers/faculty participate in TechTown’s Labs Venture Accelerator
- Technologies assigned to startup teams enrolled in DTX Launch Detroit for customer/market validation
- Technologies assigned to a DTX D-Venture executive in residence for leadership and customer/market validation
As a state-designated SmartZone, TechTown is uniquely able to connect technologies nearing commercial viability to early stage capital. These funds are designed to support this critical stage in the development lifecycle and prepare startups for follow-on private investment.