IC² Institute, Austin, TX
FAC, Blackstone LaunchPad space on first floor
The student challenge is an opportunity for interdisciplinary UT Austin student teams to address a community economic development issue,
demonstrate the ability to apply research, creativity, and strategic thinking to a modern problem, and win $15,000 in cash prizes and
Keene, New Hampshire
Art Markman and Gregory Pogue will visit Home to Texas interns in McAllen, Texas. This is a chance for students, employers, and the IC2 staff to celebrate the first year of the program.
Luleå, Skellefteå, Piteå, and Kiruna, Sweden
The Austin Technology Incubator, Trammell S. Crow and EarthX are excited to invite environmental tech startups to participate in EarthX’s third annual E-Capital Summit to be held April 25-26 in Dallas, Texas in conjunction with the EarthX Expo April 26-28. Participating companies will engage with family offices, foundations and high net worth individuals during the E-Capital Summit. A highlight will be the ATI Capital Connection on the morning of Friday, April 26, offering selected companies the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with VCs, angels and corporates. Companies participating in the past have realized $10MM+ in dealflow. Learn more: EarthX E-Capital Summit. Apply to the ATI Capital Connection.
Austin’s busiest week of the year is coming up again. Here’s where to find the IC² Institute and the Austin Technology Incubator at SXSW 2019.
Come meet, interact and network with more than 1,000 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and founders of venture-backed, emerging and early-stage companies at the prestigious Venture Summit | West being held on March 6-7, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Registration required.
Design Across Disciplines is a crash course in strategic problem solving for grad students from every school and department at UT Austin. Structured as a two-day workshop and pitch challenge, it will introduce business concepts that can be used in any discipline to create innovative solutions and share your vision in various settings. If you’re a grad student interested in business innovation, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Registration and separate application required. Application deadline February 23. FREE.
“Entrepreneurship & the Circular Economy” is a short course offered by the Austin Technology Incubator on four Wednesday evenings from January 30 to February 20, 2019. It is free and open to the public. Participants will learn basic entrepreneurship topics and how to apply them in a circular economy context. Specific sessions will focus on topics including circular economy business models, circular design, and remanufacturing. Individuals who complete all four classes will earn a certificate from the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. 6 to 8 PM at the IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705 (free parking). Free, but please register. See the syllabus and registration details on the ATI site.
Energy experts from industry, academia, government and regulatory agencies, and non-profit organizations will gather on The University of Texas at Austin campus Feb. 4-8, 2019 to discuss some of the most vital energy issues facing society. UT Energy Week 2019 will feature a variety of presentations and panel discussions on topics ranging from energy security and funding of emerging markets to the analytics of electricity forecasting and the geopolitics of energy. Sponsored by the Longhorn Energy Club, the UT Austin Energy Institute, and the Austin Technology Incubator, among others. Free for UT students/faculty/staff, $225 for others. See energyweek.utexas.edu for registration info and the full agenda.
SparkCognition, an Austin-based global leader in artificial intelligence, will host the second annual Time Machine on November 6-7, 2018. Time Machine promotes the discussion of the future of AI and helps to develop a vision for the field of AI through talks with executives, professors, and industry leaders. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Special university student, faculty and staff rates are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 Day Startup is an organization, started in Austin, whose goal is to teach students the power of entrepreneurship through an intensive 3-day learn-by-doing program. Over the course of our Cleantech 3DS program, students will learn to develop startup ideas to tackle large-scale issues in clean energy, water, transportation/mobility, food, and waste/re-use through entrepreneurship. Sponosored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Event Nov. 2-4, 2018, at Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701. Free, application required. Application deadline extended to October 29. Apply now at: cleantech.3daystartup.org
The inaugural National Health Equity Hackathon will focus on creating data-driven solutions for underserved healthcare populations. Using open source datasets, this weekend hackathon will gather multiple tech disciplines around a common goal of eliminating health disparities. Attendees will self-select to a team with diverse perspectives. Local and nationally-acclaimed mentors and database experts will be accessible throughout the event. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator and the Design Institute for Health at Dell Medical School. Dates: 5:00 PM Friday, Oct. 19 to 5:00 PM Sunday, Oct. 21. Location: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701. Registration required.
The fourth annual InvestH2O Forum is focused on “Investing in Resiliency: Families, Communities, Industries” and brings the world’s best minds, experts, investors and technologies together to solve challenges from drought, storm-flood, cyber threats, lack of critical infrastructure, and demand for uninterruptible supply. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Registration required.
Commercial off-the-shelf, small, unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) have become ubiquitous, and the potential threat they represent in the hands of actors ranging from lone wolf terrorists to state-sponsored operatives grows daily. The recent attempted assassination of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro using sUAS with explosive payloads highlights the pressing need for technology and solutions to effectively counter these systems, while diminishing the risk to innocent bystanders. We’re looking for developers, designers, and hackers from the academic, military, and commercial start-up communities to come together for a weekend to explore non-traditional, innovative methods to counter sUAS. Organized by MD5 and the Army Futures Command with support from the IC² Institute and the Austin Technology Incubator. Free, registration required.
Austin, Texas & Pune, India
Interested in solving real world problems? Have an innovative idea on how to make things run better? Love smart city solutions? Then sign up to participate in the International Hackathon: Austin – Pune Smart Cities. The City of Austin Economic Development Department is partnering with GAACC, UT Blackstone Launchpad, Pune Fashion Week, and Austin Pune Sister City Initiative to host a hackathon centered on Smart City solutions and international cooperation. Pune, India and Austin, TX are both cities striving to overcome unique challenges that can be answered by innovative technology. The hackathon is a creative sprint where teams with diverse backgrounds come together, in person or virtually, in order to solve Smart City themed issues. Teams will have 24 hours to create the best solution possible to their chosen problem statement. At the end of the 24 hours, judges will deliberate for a couple hours, and then winners will be announced. The hackathon begins at 8:00 AM CDT on Saturday, September 8 and will end on Sunday morning. Austin location: Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Austin, Flawn Academic Center (FAC 101D). FREE. Details and RSVP at: https://www.atxbound.us/events
NREL’s Industry Growth Forum is the perfect venue for growing cleantech companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors. Entrepreneurial companies ranging from university and laboratory spinouts to commercially ready clean technologies from across the globe apply to present at the Forum. The Austin Technology Incubator is proud to be a partner with the IGF.
The E-Capital Summit cultivates and convenes mission-driven investors, incubators, accelerators, researchers and breakthrough clean technology innovators from around the world to form partnerships having substantial, positive impacts on profits, people and the planet. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator.
The Water RIOT program at the Austin Technology Incubator will put on a 3 Day Startup event in Houston April 13-15. Students and teams with a focus on water and environmental ideas are especially encourage to apply, although startup ideas in all categories are welcome. The event is a hands-on entrepreneurship education program led by 3 Day Startup, which focuses on teaching startup skills and methods through real-world application. Application deadline is March 30. Apply now.
The Austin Technology Incubator is a partner in Energy Thought Summit 2018, to be held March 26-29 at the ACL Moody Theater in Austin.
The Austin Technology Incubator is proud to participate in UT Energy Week, now in its fourth year, which provides a platform for experts to debate topical energy issues such as commercial-scale energy storage, next-generation nuclear power, the accelerated integration of renewable energy into the electric grid, innovations in the oil and gas industry, and much more.
The Bureau of Business Research is co-organizer of the National Science Foundation workshop “Disrupting Illicit Supply Networks: New Applications of Operations Research and Data Analytics to End Human Trafficking,” sponsored by Operations Engineering Program (ENG) and the Law and Social Sciences Program (SBE). The workshop will be held December 1-2 in Washington, DC. For more information or to register, please visit the event page.
The 22nd International Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS) Conference will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, November 5-9, 2017. The theme of the conference is “Emerging Trends and Technologies in Convergence Solutions.” IC² Fellow Murat Tanik is the lead organizer of this conference.
Taipei City, Taiwan
The 16th International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation (ICTPI) will take place September 27-29, 2017 in Taipei City, Taiwan, organized and hosted by Yuan Ze University. The international committee chair is David Gibson of the IC² Institute.
Since 1997, the objective of ICTPI is to bring together leading representatives of academic, business, and government sectors worldwide to present and discuss current and future issues of critical importance for using science and technology to foster regional economic development and shared prosperity at home and abroad. Multidisciplinary perspectives are encouraged to provide state-of-the-art and useful knowledge to decision makers in both the private and public sectors – including informed and effective education, business, and government policies and strategies for the global knowledge economy. For more information, see: https://ictpi2017.conf.tw/
The 2017 Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo will bring together over 200 cities and their respective leadership to prospect and partner with innovative technology and service providers; linking progressive cities with state-of-the-art solutions and best practices. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Register now and receive 15% off your registration with our ATI discount code: 17ATI15.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the IC² Institute, the 90th anniversary of the Bureau of Business Research, and the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Kozmetsky.
The U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Energy Thought Summit (ETS), and the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) are partnering to develop and host the first-ever Solar Data Reverse Hackathon in Austin, Texas on March 25-26, 2017. The event will challenge developers to collaborate and experiment with solar data sets. The goal? Create actionable solutions and applications to increase the adoption and utilization of solar for both consumers, businesses, and the utility sector.
Applications are now being accepting for the 2017 cohort of the Converting Technology to Wealth training program. The program combines an intensive on-site training experience in Austin (February 21 – March 2, 2017) with pre-Austin online training (January-February, 2017). It prepares technology transfer specialists, incubator managers, scientists and researchers with practical skills and methodologies to commercialize R&D from their organizations.
The 21st International Conference of the Society for Design and Process Science will have a focus on “Emerging trends and technologies in designing healthcare systems.”
The City of Austin Economic Development Department has joined with the IC² Institute to invest in the growth of Austin’s small businesses by offering the FASTFORWARD Entrepreneur Training Program to selected businesses. For more information see the IC² Institute announcement or fastforwardaustin.org. Application deadline is July 31, 2016.
The Austin Technology Incubator is a supporting partner for the Smart Cities Innovation Summit, which will be held June 13-15 at the Austin Convention Center and will bring together more than 100 cities and their leadership to prospect and partner with innovative technology and service providers. Registration details.
The Austin Technology Incubator will host the first annual Cleantech 3 Day Startup event for the Southwest Regional Clean Energy Incubation Initiative (SRCEII) network and its partners June 3-5.
3DS is a 72-hour learning-by-doing workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills in an extreme hands-on environment.
Aspiring entrepreneurs from across the southwest are invited to help solve the world’s biggest, messiest problems in clean energy, water, transportation/mobility, and waste/re-use.
Apply by May 13 at https://cleantech.3daystartup.org.
Once again the IC² Institute and the Austin Technology Incubator will participate in SXSW Interactive.
This year, directors from ATI will moderate and judge a number of pitch competitions, while program managers from the IC² Institute will present on universities’ role in technology entrepreneurship from a cross-border perspective. Details.
The Austin Technology Incubator is a supporting partner of DITAC 2015, the nation’s largest gathering of defense innovation leadership, with over 250 innovators pitching their Energy, Medical, Cyber, Materials and System solutions to key Defense, Security, Intelligence and Investment programs. Register with ATI 20% discount code: 15ATI20
Fort Worth, Texas
SDPS 2015 will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Society for Design and Process Science. SDPS promotes research on transdisciplinary design and process science from different disciplines including mathematics, computer science, economics, engineering, management science, natural sciences, and social sciences. The program will include the George Kozmetsky Memorial Lecture delivered by IC² Institute director Robert A. Peterson.
The eighth edition of Future Places, Media Lab for Citizenship, will take place October 21-24 in Porto, Portugal. Future Places is an initiative of the UT Austin|Portugal Program.
Are you a Colombian science and technology entrepreneur looking to advance your venture through training and mentorship? Then apply for the GIST Startup Boot Camp program in Bogotá, October 19-21, 2015, brought to you by the IC² Institute, the U.S. Department of State, and Colciencias. Application deadline is September 8, 2015.
Are you a Colombian science and technology entrepreneur looking to advance your venture through training and mentorship? Then apply for the GIST Startup Boot Camp program in Medellín, October 14-16, 2015, brought to you by the IC² Institute, the U.S. Department of State, and Sapiencia. Application deadline is September 13, 2015.
Milton Keynes, UK
ICTPI’15 aims to bring together leading representatives of academic, business, and government sectors worldwide to present and discuss current and future issues of critical importance for using science and technology to foster regional economic development and shared prosperity at home and abroad. The IC² Institute has been a partner in organizing ICTPI since 1997.
Are you a Mexican science and technology entrepreneur looking to advance your venture through training and mentorship? Then apply for the GIST Startup Boot Camp program in Mexico City, June 16-18, 2015, brought to you by the IC² Institute, the U.S. Department of State, and the Monterrey Institute of Technology. Application deadline is April 24, 2015.
On May 28-29, 2015, the International Partnerships – CMU Portugal, MIT Portugal and UT Austin Portugal – will hold the 1st Joint Conference and Exhibition on “Fostering Science & Innovation Ecosystems: Portugal-USA Partnerships.”
IC² Institute Fellows save the date. Additional details TBA.
This year presenters from the IC² Institute and Austin Technology Incubator will take part in sixteen events at SXSW Interactive.
This year presenters from the IC² Institute will take part in two events at SXSW Edu.
IC² Institute, Austin
The IC² Institute will host a demo and tech briefing by Take the Wind, a venture in the UTEN-Portugal program. Body Interact is an exciting 3D Interactive Multi-touch Tabletop platform for medical/nursing training and education. The Body Interact iPad and tablet edition is also used for drug/pharma product training.
Explore how to make your science-based technology succeed in today’s global marketplace. Expand your start-up toolkit with the most advanced, experiential boot camp to launch in Colombia. This immersive training will help you succeed in matching your science-based technology to a viable market need or pain.
In fall 2014 the IC² Institute Global Commercialization Group will offer the second edition of its unique technology transfer training program to interested individuals from around the world. The program combines intensive on-site training in Austin October 21-30 with pre-Austin online training (September) and individualized post-Austin mentoring (November). It prepares technology transfer specialists, incubator managers, scientists and researchers with practical skills and methodologies to commercialize R&D from their organizations.
Brno, Czech Republic
The 14th ICTPI will be devoted to opportunities, challenges, and policies related to capacity building in emerging technology regions. The IC² Institute has been a partner in organizing ICTPI since 1997.
The inaugural conference of the new Society for Economic Measurement will be held at the Charles M. Harper Center of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
São Paulo, Brazil
18th international SDPS conference: “Transformative Science and Engineering, Business and Social Innovation” with keynote speaker Juan Sanchez, Vice President for Research at The University of Texas at Austin.
Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto (Porto, Portugal)
A two-week commercialization training program offered in Austin, TX by the Global Commercialization Group at the IC² Institute. During workshop participants will acquire the skills, plans, and relationships needed to make positive lasting economic changes in their regions.
For inquiries, please contact Debra Dzwonczyk at: email@example.com.
West Pickle Research Building, 3925 W. Braker Lane, Austin, Texas 78759
The Rice Alliance Fall Workshop is hosted by the Austin Technology Incubator. The workshop begins September 19th and takes place every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 pm on the 3rd floor of the West Pickle Research Building.
Austin Convention Center
SXSW ECO is a conference about solutions, bringing new thinking to today’s challenges, and making progress toward achieving a sustainable and prosperous future. Austin Technology Incubator, a major event sponsor, hosts a Startup Showcase in Booth #233 all day Tuesday, October 8th, at the Austin Convention Center.
The concept of open innovation has been an emerging trend in business and research in recent years. The work of Henry Chesbrough and others in the academic community galvanized the concept that innovation is a fluid rather than formulaic process. As a result of popular writing, the topic of open innovation has seen a marked increase in research on the application of this popular theory.
Smart.Clean.Energy provides participants an inside look at emerging business opportunities in the clean energy and smart grid industries. Led by Dr. Michael Webber and sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator and the Pecan Street Project.
Workshop for students from both sides of the US-Mexico border to examine the issues of immigration, security, and employment and to discuss innovative solutions through entrepreneurship, economic growth and job creation. Organized by the IC² Institute in pertnership with Espacio de Vinculación A.C. (EVAC).
The IC² Institute welcomes 32 Fulbright foreign students for a four-day seminar on translating scientific discovery into economic and social progress.
Association for University Business & Economic Research (AUBER) – 63rd Fall Conference. Hosted by the Bureau of Business Research.