University of Utah Repeats as No. 1 University for Tech Startups
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The University of Utah is No. 1 in the nation at starting companies based on university research for the second year in a row, according to an annual survey recently released by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). The survey ranks U.S. universities and institutions on commercialization success, and in recent years, the U of Utah has climbed to the top, overtaking such schools as MIT, Columbia, Cal Tech and Johns Hopkins.Source: Wall Street Journal
The newest survey measures fiscal year 2010. The U of Utah had 18 startups from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, while MIT was second, with 17 new companies. Other top schools included [third-ranked] Brigham Young University with 13, Columbia and Cornell with 12, Johns Hopkins and Purdue at 11 each, while Cal Tech, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Michigan all had 10.
Utah Best State for Business
The above U of Utah and BYU rankings have some relevance to the fact that Utah, two years in a row, is the best state in the US for business according to Forbes.
Utah repeats this year as Forbes Best State for business and careers in our sixth annual look at the business climates of the 50 states. No state can match the consistent performance of Utah. It is the only state that ranks among the top 15 states in each of the six main categories we rate the states on.