HTC announced 6th round of funding by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund
The Houston Technology Center (HTC) announced today that the Gulf Coast Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization (Gulf Coast RCIC) is now accepting applications for the sixth round of funding for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) – including Life Science applications. To date, six companies from the
The final application deadline is Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 10:00 a.m. CST.
The Gulf Coast RCIC will hold a workshop on Thursday, November 9, 2006 for companies interested in applying for funding by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. To register or learn more visit www.gulfcoastrcic.org.
The Gulf Coast RCIC will be accepting applications for three types of awards from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund:
· Non-Consortium Research Matching Grants – matching active grants (such as SBIR, STTR)
To qualify for awards from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, companies must be legally formed and have some prior scientific/technical validation, either via protected IP or prior grant funding. Proposals submitted must have a well-defined collaboration with a
Projects should result in a medical or scientific breakthrough (potentially disruptive technology), or involve emerging scientific or technology fields that have a reasonable probability of enhancing the state’s national or global economic competitiveness. Awards from the ETF will be an equity investment by the State of
Companies interested in applying for an ETF award should attend the Applicant Workshop and contact the Gulf Coast RCIC to verify that they meet the ETF funding requirements. For detailed information, visit the Gulf Coast RCIC web site at www.gulfcoastrcic.org.
Houston Technology Center (HTC) serves as the Gulf Coast RCIC for the $200 million Fund created by Governor Perry, collaborating with Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) and all the Economic Development Organizations (EDO) within its 32-county region. The Gulf Coast RCIC accepts all funding applications within its region, including Life Science applications. The ETF aims to assist small to mid-size technology firms to launch sooner, expedite the commercialization of new life-changing inventions out of the lab and into the hands of consumers and improve research at Texas universities.
“This current round of funding by the ETF follows closely the announcements of six