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Corporate Partnerships

Partner With Bobcat Innovators

Texas State University is focused on fostering philanthropic partnerships with corporations and foundations to support academic excellence and research.
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TXST Innovation Lab

The Texas State University Innovation Lab showcases game-changing technology created by student investors with support from corporate partners. Innovative research teams comprised of students and faculty from across the university are encouraged to showcase their projects at the Texas State University Innovation Lab and Reception.

Star Park

The Science, Technology and Advanced Research Park, or STAR Park, at Texas State is expanding. A second building will be added to the facility which serves as a technology incubator/accelerator for start-up and early-stage businesses involved in campus research.

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Research with Relevance

The Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization (MSEC) doctoral program combines STEM research and training with entrepreneurship to help students create groundbreaking, commercially viable products.

Since 2014, the MSEC program has helped launch five interdisciplinary student-led companies, which include MBA students from the McCoy College of Business Administration, and MFA students from the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

Sponsorships

Corporations and organizations connect with Texas State through the following:

  • Establishing student scholarship endowments
  • Providing funds to construct new academic and research facilities
  • Outfitting university laboratories with cutting-edge technologies and equipment
  • Strengthening innovation and university research efforts
  • Sponsoring academic programs

Corporations and organizations all over the world are showing their support, including NEC Corporation, NXP Corporation, Society of Plastic Engineers, University Federal Credit Union, Halliburton, Tokyo Electron and Wells Fargo.

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Corporate Team Contact Information

Ron Epperson

Director of Strategic Industry Partnerships
rje41@txstate.edu
512.245.7113
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Eric Dean

Corporate Relations Officer
erd51@txstate.edu
512.245.8215
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Anna Chowdhury

Assistant Director, Strategic Corporate Partnerships
achowdhury@txstate.edu
512.245.6037
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For More Information

To learn more about Corporate Partnerships, please contact Ron Epperson in the Office of Development at rje41@txstate.edu.