IC2 Institute Hosts Solutions-oriented Conference, “The Future of Health Equity”
IC² Institute Launches Research to Advance the Well-Being Economy
S. Craig Watkins Appointed IC² Director
Congratulations and welcome from the university and IC² team!
Faculty Research Program Final Reports
Read how COVID-19 adversely affected Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurs, how machine learning can help to identify and support resiliency and see a blueprint for economic development strategy in rural Texas among the final reports from our first sponsored faculty research cohort.
New BBR Report on Dell Med Innovation Impacts
The Bureau has released a new study, “Dell Medical School Impact on Innovation: Biomedical and Life Sciences”
Toward a Well-being Economy: How IC2 is working to advance equity in social, economic & health systems
Leveraging research and creating programs that promote a well-being economy with shared economic prosperity, resiliency, sustainability and a growth model that is equitable from the outset.
IC2 Conference: The Future of Health Equity
Scholars, practitioners and funders come together to brainstorm a new vision for health equity.
Director’s Welcome Statement
Dr. S Craig Watkins is leading the institute into the future by crafting a new strategic direction, one that we call, “Towards a Well-Being Economy.”
Bureau of Business Research
BBR provides communities & policymakers with evidence-based socio-economic research for a stronger and more resilient Texas.
What Happens When A Small Town Lacks Solidarity?
Solidarity can be loosely defined as the ties that bind people together in a community or society. Often, in communities experiencing profound economic growth or change, community members might feel a sense of wariness about how these changes might affect their...
The Innovative Pitch
Our society is enthralled with “pitching” or the public presentation of innovative ideas. At the dawn of the technology revolution in the 1980’s, the business plan – a 40 page or so description of a company’s opportunity – was the medium of communication. However,...
The 5 Ds for Finding and Fixing Community Clogs
At IC2 Institute’s 40th Anniversary, former University of Texas President and System Chancellor Bill Cunningham shared a very interesting perspective. When asked what was one of the most important decisions made in the history of the university, he replied without a...
UT Austin Team Wins March Economic Madness
On Saturday, the finals of March Economic Madness, UT’s inter-scholastic team competition, were held. Four student teams from UT Austin and UT Permian Basin presented their proposals to address problems of small or remote communities, and one team was named this...
March Economic Madness Round 1 Winning Teams Announced
On Saturday afternoon, UT Austin kicked off its first-ever interscholastic student team competition focused on issues facing small and remote communities. Dubbed “March Economic Madness,” the competition involves teams of students from both UT Austin and UT Permian...
George Kozmetsky Memorial Student Challenge Winners Announced
The long-awaited finals of the IC² Institute’s annual student challenge were held Saturday afternoon. The top ten student teams delivered live presentations before a panel of three expert judges, and at the end of the day three happy teams walked away with a total of...