U. leads the nation in creating the most startup companies through university research, according to a new survey. The Association of University Technology Managers measured the 2010 fiscal year. Utah developed 18 startups from July 2009 to June 30, 2010. Utah was No. 1 for the 2009 fiscal year, too, when the U. launched 19 tech startups. Utah tied for first the year before.
BYU ranks third this year. MIT was sandwiched between the two Utah universities in second place. MIT research launched 17 new businesses in 2010, and BYU generated 13 companies. Deseret News