The Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Park is a 58 acre site that hosts STAR One,Texas State’s first building dedicated to the university’s research and commercialization efforts. Construction on STAR One started in October 2011 and was completed in October 2012. This 20,000 square foot facility serves 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.
Phase I- additional buildout at STAR One- begins November 14, 2014. An additional 6,000 square feet will be completed by June 2015, housing 3 new Life Science lab suites and 3 new MaterialsScience/Chemistry lab suites.
Phase II Expansion Project will round out STAR One with a 4,000 sq. ft flexible collaboration space, a 1,800 sq. ft. flexible meeting space, 2 Materials Science/Chemistry lab suites, 2 Life Science Lab suites, and a 3,000 sq.ft Maker Space. Construction begins February 2015 with occupancy expected for February 2016.
The incubator program 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 that have established research relationships with Texas State, or that have an interest in, and potential for, initiating such relationships.