The Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Park is a 38 acre site that will host STAR One,Texas State’s first building dedicated to the university’s research and commercialization efforts. Construction on STAR One started in October 2011 with completion expected in September 2012. This 20,000 square foot facility will serve as a technology accelerator for start-up and early-stage businesses, and will provide tenants access to secure wet labs, clean space, conference room, and office space.
The incubator program at STAR One is designed to foster the development of new commercial ventures related to Texas State technologies in applied research. This building will house “spin-offs” from research conducted and intellectual property generated by university faculty, and “spin-ins” from companies outside the state that want to come in and strategically work with the university. Our motto is “education with relevance.”
The overall goal of the incubator program is to provide space and infrastructure to expediteresearch and commercial development of promising technologies in the context of viable,well managed, start-up companies.
By bringing together a critical mass of university and private sector specialists, the Incubator Program becomes a magnet for scientific expertise, novel problem solving, and successful commercial ventures. The incubator program is particularly interested in supporting companies that have established research relationships with Texas State, or that have an interest in, and potential for, initiating such relationships.