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Materials and Applications Research Center

Materials and Applications Research Center (MARC)

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The MARC provides a seamless environment integrating applied multidisciplinary academic research, industry sponsored projects, and experiential learning opportunities for students addressing creation of a talent pipeline by integration of research, education and commercialization outreach.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 NEW VENTURES COMPETITION

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Texas State University New Ventures Pitch Competition.  Led by the Material Applications Research Center (MARC) in collaboration with Texas State's I-Corps Site, MSEC, Service Learning, and STAR Park, the  New Ventures program is designed to support innovation and entrepreneurship.  Selected teams will be granted free space for 12 months in the STAR One technology business incubator, assigned an Entrepreneur in Residence for support, provided internal pricing for use of university equipment and a one-time $20,000 grant to support startup and growth activities.

Ideally teams will have 3-5 members and in order to be eligible, teams must have at least one member who has an active Texas State University ID (faculty, staff and/or students) at the time of application.  Teams must be developing or scaling a proprietary product, process, or service.  To be competitive teams should be beyond the ideation stage, however it is anticipated that they will be pre-revenue.  Specific technology sectors are not being targeted beyond the requirement that the technology must be proprietary and impactful.

Applications are available on line at https://txst.link/nv19.  The deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. CT, Thursday, April 11, 2019.  If you would like additional information please contact Mr. Jeff Zhao via email at jeff@txstate.edu.

 

MARC co-director, Dr. Thomas Myers, provided a guided tour of the Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Laboratory in the Roy F. Mitte building at Texas State University to Alain Mermet, Science and Technology Attaché, French Consulate General – Houston.
MARC co-director, Dr. Thomas Myers, provided a guided tour of the Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Laboratory in the Roy F. Mitte building at Texas State University to Alain Mermet, Science and Technology Attaché, French Consulate General – Houston.