The Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Park is a 38 acre site which will host Texas State’s first building, STAR One, dedicated to the university’s research and commercialization efforts. Construction on STAR One started in October of 2011and the building opened to clients November 9, 2012. STAR One, a 20,000 square feet facility, will serve as a technology accelerator for start-up and early-stage businesses, and will provide tenants access to secure wet labs, clean space, conference room, and office space.
The Incubator Program located at STAR One is designed to foster the development of new commercial ventures related to Texas State technologies in applied research. This building will house 'spin-offs' from research conducted and intellectual property generated by university faculty, and 'spin-ins' from companies outside the state that want to come in and strategically work with the university. Our motto is “education with relevance”.
The overall goal of the Incubator Program is to provide space and infrastructure to expedite research and commercial development of promising technologies in the context of viable, well managed, start-up companies.
By bringing together a critical mass of university and private sector specialists, the Incubator Program becomes a magnet for scientific expertise, novel problem solving, and successful commercial ventures. The Incubator Program is particularly interested in supporting companies which have established research relationships with Texas State, or which have an interest in, and potential for, initiating such relationships.