Texas Innovation Center

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Texas Innovation Center provides faculty, researchers, and students in the College of Natural Sciences, Cockrell School of Engineering, and McCombs School of Business access to financial resources, mentoring, and programming to pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors.

Whether you are at the early stages of considering a startup venture or have established a company, we welcome you to apply. The awards below are intended to help your ideas and concepts move forward to evaluate their commercial potential. This ranges from exploring product feasibility to conducting market analysis for understanding customer demands to developing a proof-of-concept derived from a class project or lab research. Example uses of the awards include

  • Make, test, or demo prototype
  • Register and travel to a conference
  • Travel to meet with key potential customers and investors
  • Validate market and pricing models
  • Assess customer demand

Awards range from $1,000 to $25,000, with funding renewals considered based on achieved milestones and progress toward goals. Please confirm your eligibility for each award. 

Applicants will find more information about the awards below and via this link: Texas Innovation Center Awards.

Traditionally underrepresented groups, defined by geographic regions, specific community or student organizations, and economically disadvantaged families, are encouraged to apply.

Texas Innovation Center