Connecting
Texas resources
to solve
the Nation's security innovation challenges

When we link intelligence community & defense problem owners with Texas inventors and scaling partners, we ensure that Texas is the partner of choice for accelerating national security problem-solving.

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Our Board of Directors
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WHO WE SERVE AND CONNECT

How We Help Our Federal Partners

  • Trusted and proactive advisory and support partner
  • Support for strategic and tactical innovation missions
  • Single-point bridge to all the innovation resources of Texas: regions, research, entrepreneurship, corporates large and  small
  • Knowledge and insights into Texas differentiation: capabilities, facilities, talent and partners
  • Advisory Board with senior scientific, technical, industry and government agency knowledge and experience
  • Fast and cost-efficient non-partisan non-profit
    • Rapid identification and convening of best-of-breed resources to address federal innovation and scaling challenges: researchers, entrepreneurs and SMEs, corporate scaling partners, investors
    • Integration with Texas business and political leadership efforts
    • Support for developing technical, logistical and financial solutions, including co-funding activities
  •  National network extending into Silicon Valley, Boston, Washington DC Metro
  • Partnership with large Texas Congressional delegation (CODEL)

How We Help The State of Texas

  • Statewide focus, unaligned with any specific region, institution or university system 
  • Mission to maximize Texas economic growth
  • Proactive identification of major Texas opportunities originating in federal innovation funding: Commands, missions, labs and Centers of Excellence
  • Rapid response to opportunities engaging statewide resources
  • Insightful leverage of Texas industry and research networks
  • Development of major regional/statewide economic opportunities and engines For Regions (Local government, EDCs and related entities)
  • Create and respond to major new economic opportunities
  • Politically neutral “honest broker” unaligned with other regions
  • Resources and insight for leveraging region’s most differentiated assets
  • Facilitated access to all of the state’s innovation resources

 

How We Help Major Corporations

  •  Insights into emerging priorities from federal agencies and political leadership
  • Create, develop, or participate in major new federal opportunities
  • Enhance or enlarge current opportunities
  • Networking and introductions to key federal agency partners
  • Access to multiple innovation pipelines, across TRLs 1-6+; curated research, commercialization, and entrepreneurship resources
  • Development of strategic partnerships with innovation-intensive companies and institutions of all sizes
  • Access to new customers

How We Help Small & Medium-Sized Businesses/Enterprises (SMB)

  • New customer acquisition and contracting opportunities with federal agencies and prime contractors
  • Identification and access to strategic partners
  • Access to funding resources for research and development or commercialization
  • Identification and access to potential R&D partners
  • Education for doing business with government
  • Business development assistance through Small Business Development Centers and technology accelerators statewide

How We Help the Research Community

  • Funding opportunities
  • Corporate partnerships
  • Participation in new or enlarged research collaboratives
  • Insights into federal and corporate innovation priorities
  • Resources to accelerate and facilitate research commercialization

How We Help Venture Development & Tech-Transfer Office

  • Funding for Technology Development and Commercialization
  • Access to corporate partners for innovation ecosystem development and scaling client companies
  • Insights into emerging innovation priorities from federal agencies and political leadership
  • Participation in strategic initiatives and federal “problem-solving” network.

We create large-scale outcomes by fostering coLlaboration across communities of interest that are otherwise separated by constraints of geography, institutional barriers, or funding rules.

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