Civilian inventors, entrepreneurs and other innovators will set up shop and tap into the support of leading national experts at a new 20,000-square-foot facility, a high-tech incubator that will complement capabilities at the George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC).
The facility, called the Technology Innovation and Modernization Catalyst (TIMC), will be home to an entire ecosystem for helping innovators move from concept to commercial enterprise.
TIMC will offer startup space. Its staff will help innovators make connections with potential investors and partners and assist with business services, commercialization training and launches.
Innovators also will have access to other high-tech BCDC partners from the U.S. Army, the defense industry and the staff of The Texas A&M University System.
The TIMC ecosystem will allow inventors and entrepreneurs to focus on what they are most knowledgeable and passionate about — the core concept of their innovations.
“Those who come here will find everything they need to have the absolute best shot at success,” said Dr. John Hurtado, deputy director and chief technology officer of the BCDC.
TIMC offerings will include:
- Intellectual property (IP) strategy and management: Gain valuable guidance on patent and trademark laws. Learn tactics to improve IP value.
- Competitive intelligence: Find out everything about the industry, marketplace, context and competition for your undertaking.
- Cooperative initiatives: Work jointly with other BCDC researchers and tech innovators on projects that turn concepts into capabilities.
- Technology export safeguards: Learn to navigate export opportunities involving control-restricted technologies.
While the TIMC building will be completed by the end of 2022, there are opportunities now to take advantage of the formidable expertise at Texas A&M.