The Texas Innovation Center provides faculty and students access to resources, mentoring, and programming for pursuing their entrepreneurial endeavors.

Whether you are at the early stages of considering a startup venture or have established a startup venture, 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 discovery 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.

For Undergraduate Student Awards, refer to the following section below

  • CNS Undergraduate Student Award - Spring 2022
  • CSE Undergraduate Student Award - Spring 2022
  • Selig Travel Award

For Graduate Student Awards, refer to the following section below

  • Graduate Student Award - Spring 2022

For MBA Student Awards, refer to the following section below

  • Lodge Innovation Scholars

For Faculty Awards, refer to the following section below

  • TxIC Innovation Grants of Faculty - Spring 2022

Please note that some awards may not be accepting applications for this semester.

 This award supports travel to conferences, pitch competitions, and activities that will advance entrepreneurial and technology commercialization development. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


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