Coastal Bend Innovation Center
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Who We Are?
We are the Officers, Faculty, Staff and Students of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi who believe that the university is an integral part of the Coastal Bend community, and that those who sustain us must also be sustained by a robust academic institution which contributes back into the local economy of the third coast.

Our Mission Statement
The INNOVATION CENTER serves as a catalyst for innovative ideas by providing business advice for the entrepreneurial process and supporting the creation of sustainable, successful Coastal Bend businesses at every level of development. The INNOVATION CENTER plays a major role in promoting cross-disciplinary academic and entrepreneurial programs within the university.

The Business Incubation Program
Business Incubation is a supporting process that accelerates the successful development of innovative start-up businesses and growing companies by providing entrepreneurs with an array of crucial resources. The program consists of four levels:
  1. Pre-Incubation
  2. Incubation
  3. Acceleration
  4. Post Graduate
These mentoring services will be orchestrated by our business incubator staff and offered both in the business incubator and through its network of contacts. The main goal of our incubation program is to produce successful firms that will leave your program financially viable and freestanding. When you graduate from the Coastal Bend Incubation program, you will have the potential to create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, commercialize new technologies, and strengthen both local and statewide economies.

As a stakeholder in the INNOVATION CENTER, we give you access to appropriate rental space and flexible leases, shared basic business networks, services and equipment, along with technology support services. In addition, we provide professional PhD level business mentoring, student internship programs, coursework modeling and interaction, educational classes and assistance in obtaining the financial stability necessary for company growth.

Executive and Professional Education
Professional education support is critical to any business. We offer professional continuing education, seminars and workshops. Our correlation to Texas A&M University Corpus Christi business community allows for strong correspondence with doctorate (PhD) level professionals, who can provide expert business advice.