The mining industry is full of opportunities for tech based companies that can solve critical problems such as worker safety, efficient use of natural resources, and maximizing productivity. Doug Hockstad, Director of Tech Launch Arizona will lead this panel in discussing the latest tech innovations, resources available to mining startups, how startups can access capital.
Doug Hockstad is TLA’s Assistant Vice President of Technology Transfer. Tech Transfer helps to accomplish the broader University of Arizona mission by providing a variety of services to faculty that protect intellectual property, streamline the technology commercialization process, support the creation of startups based on University technology, and find commercial applications for university research.
Doug joined the UA with 25 years’ of experience in high tech markets, primarily in the software market, including both established company and startup experience, and most recently having served as Associate Director, Software & Engineering Licensing in the University of Michigan’s Office of Technology Transfer. In this role, along with his primary responsibility for managing software and other copyright-related intellectual property created across the entire U of M campus, he also managed the office’s information technology requirements, and served as the liaison between the Office of Tech Transfer and the College of Engineering.