TT  University of Kentucky Office of Technology Commercialization y-commercialization

     Office Locations:

141 ASTeCC Bldg.
145 Graham Avenue
Lexington, KY 40506
Phone: 859-323-4241



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The University of Kentucky is a catalyst for economic growth throughout Kentucky. UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. established the Office for Commercialization & Economic Development at the end of 2006 to manage the university's intellectual assets, create jobs for UK graduates and advance economic development initiatives statewide. The UKCED team of professionals is responsible for the following programs and services: The Advanced Science & Technology Commercialization Center/ASTeCC campus incubator (see profile); Intellectual property development; Commercialization of university-based intellectual properties and technologies; Investment in the commercial development of university-based technologies and technology-based businesses through Kentucky Technology Inc.; Development of the UK Coldstream Research Campus; and Business development for new and existing technology-based companies and small businesses at UK, in the Lexington/ Bluegrass region and throughout the state through: (Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship, UK/ Lexington Innovation & Commercialization Center, and Kentucky Small Business Development Center).

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Laura Russell-Halligan New Ventures Manager
    Sabrina Darnell IP Compliance Coordinator
    Taunya Phillips Director


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