Texas-FITT (Federal Innovation and Technology Transfer)
Texas-FITT (Federal Innovation and Technology Transfer) program is focused on increasing the participation and award success for innovative entrepreneurs and small technology firms in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The program greatly enhances market commercialization opportunities for new and advanced technologies. SBIR and STTR programs, also known as America’s Seed Fund™, provide approximately $2.5 billion annually through federal agencies with extramural research and development (R&D) programs to support scientific excellence and technological innovation, to build a technologically competitive and stronger national economy.
As a leading Technology Commercialization Center in the State of Texas, we are commited to amplifying the technological competitiveness of our clients. The SBDC Technolgoy Commericalization Center is hosted by the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development.
Our Texas-FITT program is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and supported by the Office of the Governor of Texas.
Texas-FITT is focused on:
- Improving access to high-risk capital and advanced technologies.
- Increasing bandwidth for innovation.
- Magnifying capacity for technology transfer, technology adaptation, and deployment.
- Business development
- Building management and technical teams
- Professional connections and networking
- Product development planning
- Assessing market potential
- Commercializing innovative products
- Overcoming design and manufacturing challenges
- Preliminary intellectual property guidance
- Finding funds to further technical concepts
- Obtaining SBIR/STTR and other R&D grants
- Access to technologies and resources from federal laboratories
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