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
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.
Encountering Innovation 2019
September 23-27 Overland Park, Kansas
Present Your Innovation To DOD Tech Scouts!
Application Deadline is August 28th!
Office of Federal Relations Informational Webinar
January 23rd, 2019
UTSA Downtown Campus
Durango Building | 2.316