The Texas-FITT (Federal Innovation and Technology Transfer) program is focused on providing technical assistance to innovative entrepreneurs and small technology firms to enable increasing their participation and award success in the 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 $2.8 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.
Texas-FITT Advisory Services
Business model & plan development
Value proposition design
Building management and technical teams
Professional connections and networking
Proof of concept / product development planning
Applied entrepreneurship educational curriculum
Assessing market potential
Commercializing innovative products
Overcoming design and manufacturing challenges
Technology Readiness Level (TRL) assessments
Collaboration with subject matter experts
Access to analytical facilities
Intellectual property strategy & guidance
Access to technologies and resources from federal laboratories
SBIR/STTR proposal review
Proposal development workshops
Please note the NSF SBIR/STTR due date has changed from June 20, 2018 to July 14, 2018.
UTSA, the San Antonio Military Health System, and UT Health San Antonio are gearing up for the fourth annual San Antonio Military Health System and Universities Research Forum (SURF 2018). This free event will showcase the latest research and discoveries of trainees, faculty, staff, and students from health-related disciplines (see attached flyer). The event has grown significantly in the past three years, and we are expecting upwards of 400 guests, largely from the military health community. We ask that you please share this information will all relevant players in your network.
For additional event details and to register, please click here.
Date/Time: Thursday, June 28, 8:00am – Friday, June 29, 12:00pm
Location: UTSA Main Campus, H-E-B University Center
- This is an entirely free event. Meals & parking provided
- Healthcare professionals can earn CME/CNE credits for their participation.
- Over 100 presenters throughout the symposia, podium, and poster sessions.
If your organization is interested in hosting an exhibitor table at SURF 2018, please reserve your spot, here. Limited space is available. Reserving a space is 100% free, and we will not be accepting sponsorships for this year’s event.
Thank you for your time and consideration. We hope to see you there!
For more details contact Daniel Arriaga, Program Coordinator, UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise
As a leading Technology Commercialization Center in the State of Texas, we are committed to amplifying the technological & business competitiveness of our clients. The SBDC Technology Commercialization 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 for commercialization of advanced technologies.
- Building & growing the capacity of the ecosystem to enhance the capability for science & technology-based innovation, competitiveness, & scalability.