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The UTSA SBDC Technology Commercialization Center (TCC) is a specialty center of the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network a part of the Institute of Economic Development. The TCC supports science and technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship to foster a globally competitive economy in Texas. TCC provides confidential management advisory services for high-tech entrepreneurs, scientific researchers, start-ups, and established businesses. UTSA SBDC TCC services are available at no cost or on a cost recovery basis, by appointment only.


We focus on clients that have products and services that are:

  • Based in Science, Technology, Engineering and Life sciences,
  • Innovative,
  • High-Risk, and
  • Scalable.


What We Do:


Technical Concept Consultations | One-on-one Business Advising | SBIR/STTR Proposal Support | Business Competition Preparation | Venture Investment Pitch Preparation | Technology Readiness Level Assessment | Technology Transfer Assistance | Commercialization Assessment | IP Strategy


Annual Symposiums and Workshops | Entrepreneurial Classes | Training Programs | Certification Courses | SBDC Training Events and Resources


Access to Analytical and Prototyping Facilities | Federal Lab Support | Collaborative Research and Development Opportunities | Conferences | Access to TCC Collaborators and Resource Partners | University Partnerships

We have assisted companies in the following industries: aerospace, biotechnology, life sciences, electronics, medical devices, petroleum refining and chemical products, energy, and computer and information technology, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, and others in the Commercial, Defense, and University domains.



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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.