Success Stories

  • About Texas SBDCs +

    About Texas SBDCs
  • C&S Wireline Services +

    C&S Wireline Services Chris Clark and Guy Stone met in 2009 while working as employees for a large oil field services firm. With more than 30 years combined experience in well logging, Chris in sales and Guy in operations, the two realized they had the expertise to create their own company. And opportunity Read More
  • MCR Machine +

    MCR Machine After 25 years honing his skills as an expert machinist, Michael Rodd was ready to venture out on his own. In 2006, MCR Machine was born, a state-of-the-art machine shop specializing in manufacturing complex and difficult-to-machine parts accurately and on-time. Because of Michael's outstanding reputation in the industry, business took Read More
  • Deep Sea Aquatics +

    Deep Sea Aquatics Although based in land-locked Garland, Texas, Deep Sea Aquatics is an industry leader in "tailor-made aquariums." Founded by Daniel A. Engmark in 2006, the company manufactures both standard and custom glass aquariums. Thanks to the Risk Management Small Business Development Center of North Texas, Engmark's company is thriving. After receiving Read More
  • Chandler Manufacturing +

    Chandler Manufacturing Ron Chandler grew up in Wichita Falls and he has worked in the petroleum service business for 32 years, opening his own plant 12 years ago, Chandler Mfg., Inc. During 2010 he created "SuperTherm" - a Fluid Heating Service greatly helping the oil and natural gas industry here in the U.S. Read More
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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.

About Us

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.

Contact Us

Bijo Mathew
Director
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210.458.2745

Bruce Hughes
Project Manager
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210.458.3271

Services

Texas-FITT Services
  • 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

Events

Please return to this page for events and workshops that will be posted in the future.

Success Stories

  • C&S Wireline Services +

    C&S Wireline Services Chris Clark and Guy Stone met in 2009 while working as employees for a large oil field services firm. With more than 30 years combined experience in well logging, Chris in sales and Guy in operations, the two realized they had the expertise to create their own company. And opportunity Read More
  • MCR Machine +

    MCR Machine After 25 years honing his skills as an expert machinist, Michael Rodd was ready to venture out on his own. In 2006, MCR Machine was born, a state-of-the-art machine shop specializing in manufacturing complex and difficult-to-machine parts accurately and on-time. Because of Michael's outstanding reputation in the industry, business took Read More
  • Deep Sea Aquatics +

    Deep Sea Aquatics Although based in land-locked Garland, Texas, Deep Sea Aquatics is an industry leader in "tailor-made aquariums." Founded by Daniel A. Engmark in 2006, the company manufactures both standard and custom glass aquariums. Thanks to the Risk Management Small Business Development Center of North Texas, Engmark's company is thriving. After receiving Read More
  • Chandler Manufacturing +

    Chandler Manufacturing Ron Chandler grew up in Wichita Falls and he has worked in the petroleum service business for 32 years, opening his own plant 12 years ago, Chandler Mfg., Inc. During 2010 he created "SuperTherm" - a Fluid Heating Service greatly helping the oil and natural gas industry here in the U.S. Read More
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