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The Texas-FITT (Federal Innovation and Technology Transfer) program is focused on providing technical assistance to innovative entrepreneurs and small technology firms to enable increasing their participation and award success in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The program greatly enhances market commercialization opportunities for new and advanced technologies. SBIR and STTR programs, also known as America’s Seed Fund™, provide approximately $3.2 billion annually through federal agencies with extramural research and development (R&D) programs to support scientific excellence and technological innovation, to build a technologically competitive and stronger national economy.

As a leading Technology Commercialization Center in the State of Texas, we are committed to amplifying the technological & business competitiveness of our clients. The SBDC Technology Commercialization Center is hosted by the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development.

Our Texas-FITT program is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and supported by the Office of the Governor of Texas.

Texas-FITT is focused on:

  • Improving access to high-risk capital for commercialization of advanced technologies.
  • Building & growing the capacity of the ecosystem to enhance the capability for science & technology-based innovation, competitiveness, & scalability.
  • Reaching the state of Texas with the goal of increasing the:
    • Number of SBIR/STTR submissions
    • Number of SBIR/STTR awards
    • Diversity of applicants

Texas-FITT Advisory Services Include:

SBIR/STTR Submission Assistance  ▪ Proposal Workshops  ▪  Training & Entrepreneurial Education  ▪ Proposal Review & Preparation Resources  ▪ One-on-One Consulting & Business Advising  ▪ Networking ▪  Assess Results ▪ Plan On Follow-on Strategies

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UTSA SBDC Technology Commercialization Center recognizes that strengthening and reinforcement among segments of the community builds a sustainable regional capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship. The S-TIPP project strategically leverages federal and state resources with academia, university and collaborative business resources to build dynamic and regionally responsive innovation clusters. UTSA SBDC collaborates with ecosystem support organizations to build a sense of community and relationship among the local visionaries, champions, and implementers.


The goals of the S-TIPP are to:

  1. Cultivate and develop regionally responsive innovation node;
  2. Build the public and private capacity needed to foster innovation;
  3. Catalyze invention and provide support for the commercialization of new products and services

S-TIPP supports activities and services under these focus areas:

  1. Innovation
  2. Regional Connectivity
  3. Entrepreneurship
  4. Commercialization of Research


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The Institute for Economic Development is funded in part through the State of Texas and a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.