Rethinking entrepreneurship.




Rural Entrepreneurship

IC² is breaking new ground
in understanding the challenges
of rural and remote communities

Home to Texas

The new Home to Texas program will provide undergraduates with paid internships with companies in rural and remote regions



Welcome from the Director

IC² is returning to its roots as a source of
new research and programs addressing
key unstructured problems

2019 Grant Solicitation

IC² will support research by UT Austin faculty on innovation in rural and small city environments. Note: Applications are now closed.


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Photo Contest: Community Showcase 2019Submit photos of your community to win a prize!  More
Keene, NH Site VisitDirector Dr. Art Markman and researchers from IC² Institute conducted a site visit to Keene, New Hampshire and the surrounding New Hampshire and Vermont areas last week  More
Austin Revealed: Forging a TechnopolisAustin Revealed: Booting Up Big Tech, the six part documentary mini-series covering the rise of Austin to Tech Superstardom, debuted a segment focusing on the IC2 Institute and our founder Dr. George Kozmetsky on Tuesday. In the eight minute segment, …  More
Earth Day and Rural EntrepreneurshipEarth Day provides a great opportunity to see how rural entrepreneurs and innovation ecosystem members show their appreciation for Mother Nature.  More
Austin Revealed: Booting Up Big Tech: Story of Austin’s Rise to Tech Super-stardom featuring a special tribute to Pike PowersThe IC² Institute participated in an event sponsored by KLRU detailing the start of the Austin Technopolis, entitled Austin Revealed: Booting Up Big Tech: Story of Austin’s Rise to Tech Super-stardom  More
Roadmapping NW Arkansas’ Entrepreneurial FutureOn March 27-29, the IC² Institute was pleased to host nine participants from the Northwest Arkansas community for an Austin Immersion and Regional Roadmapping Visit, involving over 25 Austin community members.  More
BBR and IDVSA release new study on commercial child sexual exploitationBureau of Business Research study finds that victims are not adequately identified, enter and exit victimization multiple times, and spend much of their lives being exploited.  More
STEM in the Technopolis 2019The IC² Institute will host a one-day conference on April 5, 2019, to examine the power of STEM education in regional technology policy.  More
Austin Technology Incubator receives AgTech grant from Wells Fargo Innovation IncubatorATI will use prestigious IN² Channel Partner Award to spearhead a sustainable food system cluster in Central Texas.  More
IC² and ATI at SXSW 2019Here's where to find us at South by Southwest  More

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