On Bauer Business Focus — A conversation on Houston’s impact on biotechnology with Andrew Schneider, business reporter for KUHF 88.7 FM.
Houston has long been known globally for its dominance in the energy sector, and now, the city has its sights set on another emerging industry — biotechnology.
And according to Rathindra Bose, vice chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer at the University of Houston and UH system, Houston is poised to come out on top.
“The city of Houston is poised to be a driver in the nation, or even the world, because of our medical establishments and our fine institutes,” Bose said. “I see a lot more potential in the next five years for Houston to dominate the country in biotech industries and biomedical industries.”
The university is helping the city in its mission by putting business and commercialization at the forefront for researchers making technological advances, through the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the C. T. Bauer College of Business.
“In the academic culture, we can teach, but we don’t know how to market our technology,” Bose added. “We have a strong business college here, and we have partnered with the entrepreneurship program there to create the business plan so we have a clear road map on how we’re going to get there.”
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