Program in Technology Commercialization
The Program in Technology Commercialization (PTC) is a partnership between the College of Engineering, the Department of Bioengineering, the Foster School of Business, the Law School, and the UW Center for Commercialization.
PTC aims to create an enhanced one-year program that will prepare UW students to understand, create and work in technology-based companies.
The PTC course sequence recruits students from programs in technological and medical departments and helps prepare them for the business world, in part through teaming them with students in the Schools of Business and Law. The primary aims are to create a better-trained technological workforce, to spawn new businesses in the region, and to facilitate technology commercialization developed at UW and partner institutions.
The PTC course sequence extends over four academic quarters:
- PTC I: BIOEN 504/ENGR 498A - Introduction to Technology Commercialization - a boot camp for technology and biomedical majors interested in how technology commercialization happens
- PTC II is a set of in-depth sector-specific courses:
- PTC IIa: BIOE 505 - The Landscape of Biomedical Entrepreneurship
- PTC IIb-u: ENTRE 432/CSE 490 - Software Entrepreneurship (Undergraduate)
- PTC IIb-g: ENTRE 532/CSE-P 590 - Software Entrepreneurship (Graduate)
- PTC IIc: ENTRE 543/ENG 498/ENV 450 - Environmental Innovation Practicum
- PTC II...: future courses
- PTC III - teams form around UW technologies and are mentored to develop business plans
- PTC IV - the UW Business Plan Competition - winning teams paid to start companies!