Pac-12 Info

Commercialization of Innovation

The U ranks #1 in the country for the number of companies spun from the technology and innovation that comes from its labs. Here is a comparison of research commercialization between the U and other schools in the Pac-12, as well as schools in the Mountain West conference:

Notable companies founded by PAC-12 alumni:

  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Nike
  • HP
  • Yahoo!
  • Quiksilver
  • Intel
  • Cisco
  • Oakley
  • Warner Brothers
  • Wieden+Kennedy
  • Vizio
  • MySpace

Notable companies founded by University of Utah alumni:

  • Pixar
  • Marriott International
  • JetBlue
  • Netscape
  • Adobe Systems
  • WordPerfect
  • Atari
  • Silicon Graphics