• S. Craig Watkins Appointed IC² Director

    Congratulations and welcome from the university and IC² team!

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  • 2021 Faculty Research Program Awards

    Congratulations to the five awarded research projects for this round of funding.

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  • Home to Texas Program 2021

    CHANGING THE WORLD STARTS AT HOME. See how UT is supporting future Texas leaders!

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  • George Kozmetsky Student Challenge 2021

    Congratulations to the winning teams representing Alice, La Grange, and Van Horn!

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  • Supporting Entrepreneurs in West TX

    Funded by Truist Charitable Trust, Smallbiz.XLR8 completed its summer long entrepreneur training and acceleration for small biz.

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  • March Economic Madness '21 Awards Lufkin

    First ever TEXAS inter-collegiate student challenge focused on issues facing smaller & remote communities.

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  • Regional Economic Recovery Research

    Analysis & findings from IC² & BBR research on Texas communities, by theme.

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  • Regional Studies: Northwest Arkansas

    Understanding the region's opportunities and developing targeted interventions to create a nationally distinctive strategy.

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COVID-19 crisis: How IC² will help Texas communities

Developing regional economic recovery strategies in the wake of the pandemic impact.

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Bureau of Business Research

BBR provides communities & policymakers with evidence-based socio-economic research for a stronger and more resilient Texas.

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Home to Texas

The Home to Texas program provides undergraduates with paid internships in Texas communities outside of our urban corridors.

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The IC² Institute’s mission is to better understand and catalyze communities outside major urban areas to become more collaborative and resilient through a human-centered approach.



Transforming the Pitch Competition – Students Solving Community Challenges

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Leaders at Home and Beyond

As we complete our first year working with the Home to Texas (H2TX) program, we find ourselves reflecting on what leadership looks like.

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Amarillo, Texas: Small Town with a Large Population

Home to Texas Program 2021, Student Blog Series.

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News & Events


IC2 2021 End of Year Newsletter

IC²-Institute-2021_-Farewell-and-End-of-Year-Recap_Dec17-2021Download… Read More

UT Leadership Welcome Incoming IC2 Director S. Craig Watkins- Message from Vice President of Research, UT Austin

S. Craig Watkins, New IC2 Director From:    The Office of the Vice President for Research To:        UT leadership including President… Read More

S. Craig Watkins Appointed New Director of the IC2 Institute

UT News by Adrienne Dawson S. Craig Watkins, founding director of Institute for Media Innovations and journalism facultly at Mooddy College… Read More

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