The Entrepreneur’s Tool Kit
Resources for Entrepreneurs In The Research Valley
Entrepreneurs in every stage of business will find the resources they need for moving ideas and discoveries into business, including resources for business planning, technology commercialization, small business incubation, subject expertise, real estate, and professional education.
If you’d like to learn more, please contact us, or click on the links below to directly connect to the programs.
The Research Valley Innovation Center (RVIC) is a science and technology incubator/accelerator. The RVIC is a partnership between Texas A&M University System’s Office of Technology Commercialization, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and The Research Valley Partnership.Research Valley International Gateway (RVIG)
The Research Valley International Gateway helps businesses rapidly and inexpensively enter the US marketplace.Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Brazos Valley Small Business Development Center helps new businesses develop and grow through hands-on consulting assistance, or practical and affordable business workshops.
Texas Cooperative Extension
The Texas Cooperative Extension program transfers new knowledge and technologies from a research environment through natural resources, family and consumer sciences, youth and community development as well as production agriculture. County Extension agents serve as community educators and are supported by Extension specialists who provide research and educational resources. Extension serves all 254 Texas counties through 12 district centers and 250 county offices, employing more than 950 professional educators located across the state.
Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship
Virtually all of the high-growth businesses of the last decade have been involved in the development and commercialization of new technologies or innovative services. The Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship specifically focuses on entrepreneurship, new venture development and management through the development of academic courses, basic and applied research and service to the larger business community. Learn more about the MBA Technology Transfer Challenge, Business Idea Competition and New Venture Forums at this site.
It is the mission of The Texas A&M University System’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) to encourage broad practical application of System research for public benefit; to encourage and assist those associated with the System in the protection, licensing and commercialization of their discoveries; to ensure the equitable distribution of royalties and other monetary benefits resulting from the commercial application of intellectual property; and to see that commercialization activities benefit the research, education and outreach missions of the System into the future.
The Research Valley Innovation Center (RVIC) is a science and technology incubator/accelerator. The RVIC is a partnership between Texas A&M University System’s Office of Technology Commercialization, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and The Research Valley Partnership.Research Valley International Gateway
The Research Valley International Gateway helps businesses rapidly and inexpensively enter the US marketplace.
The Office of the Vice President of Research develops and implements research policies, coordinates research activities with other Texas A&M University System agencies, and promotes a climate conducive to innovative faculty research. The Office’s website contains a search engine that identifies Texas A&M faculty expertise, funding information, links to research centers and institutes, and the latest news and events.Texas A&M Faculty Expertise Search Engine
By using the most comprehensive database of its kind in the world, you will find researcher profiles that include contact information, positions held, publications, patents, funding received and a first-person narrative describing current research activities and expertise. Profiles also include direct links to e-mail, a personal home page, an online CV, patent abstracts (and full-text where available), publication abstracts and available research grants.Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
TEES’s know-how in applying leading-edge research to industry needs helps keep companies competitive in world markets. Technology developed by TEES’s researchers covers areas as diverse as electric power distribution, new fuel cells and more efficient methods of refining cooking oils. TEES has worked with more than 1,000 industry sponsors, annually supported 600 engineering graduate students through assistantships and 240 undergraduates in research activities and employs more than 1,300 people in about 4,500 projects. Read more about TEES’s recently licensed technologies and technology currently available for license.
Health Science Center
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center is committed to excellence in improving health through integrated education, research and public service programs that emphasize accessibility and public and community health. The center includes the Baylor College of Dentistry, College of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Institute for Biosciences and Technology and School of Rural Public Health. Learn more about its research at the frontiers of medicine, biotechnology, dentistry, agriculture, engineering and public health.
The renown of the research organizations and facilities housed in the beautiful setting of the Research Park has made it a popular venue for new research ventures, cross-industry participation and international educational opportunities. Tenants conduct research in fields including public health, agriculture, transportation, technology development and engineering. Whether office space for administrative purposes or a facility built for large-scale testing and simulations, the Research Park offers a natural setting that provides abundant resources and numerous research opportunities for tenants.Research Valley Innovation Center at Fibertown
Research Valley Innovation Center at Fibertown is a premier building and technology campus, located in historic downtown Bryan, offering integrated and flexible space where design, technology, and services are woven together and fully supported by professionals. Fibertown’s technological infrastructure provides access to a fiber nexus and six major carriers. This development provides redundant network infrastructure, multi-carrier Internet connectivity, disaster recovery services, a Tier 4 Data Center and award-winning high-tech office space for business, industry, and government. Fibertown’s vital technology center is directly linked via the Fibertown mainline fiber trunk to scientific, intellectual, and entrepreneurial capital and resources at Texas A&M University and is emerging as a vital center in Research Valley.Texas A&M University BioScience Accelerator
The Texas A&M Bioscience Business Accelerator facility is designed to encourage the growth of startup companies; allow device companies to maximize their capital and obtain maximal value for research dollars; meet the needs of scientists, technicians and engineers in the biomedical industry; and serve as a key resource for industry personnel in product development science and creating new opportunities for collaborative research with international partners.
Science Park at Research Valley
The Science Park at Research Valley will support scientific innovation and technology transfer within a 180,000 square foot building and throughout a beautiful 53 acre campus situated in a prime location on Highway 6 right in the center of College Station.
The Texas A&M Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship provides encouragement, education, networking and assistance to entrepreneurially-minded students, faculty and Texas businesses. Founded in 1999, the center is part of Mays Business School’s Department of Management. The center enhances student education through campus speakers, competitions, work experiences and financial support. The Texas A&M faculty and Office of Technology Commercialization benefit from the center’s educational programs, extensive business community network and the entrepreneurial services.Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
World renowned for its hands-on, customized training, TEEX offers a wide range of technical training programs to enhance the skills of employed workers and to prepare workers entering the labor force. In their Knowledge Engineering division, they listen… they learn… they create. They bring information, research, and market intelligence together in an actionable way to make a difference – from small towns in rural Texas to the global electronics workforce.