IC2 Institute Hosts Solutions-oriented Conference, “The Future of Health Equity”

Expert panelists re-examine the social determinants of health, discuss workforce challenges and explore the emergence of “well-being hubs.”

IC² Institute Launches Research to Advance the Well-Being Economy

Two faculty-led projects have been awarded seed funding to reduce quality of life disparities.

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.

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IC2 Conference: The Future of Health Equity

Scholars, practitioners and funders come together to brainstorm a new vision for health equity.

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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.” 

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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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IC2 creates opportunities for diverse research, design, civic, and entrepreneurial talent in order to bring new insights, energy, and purpose to initiatives that act to advance equity in social, economic, and health systems.

The Innovative Pitch

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,...

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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...

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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...

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