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Innovation Hub

The Hub is a place to nurture smart ideas and entrepreneurs to create a social or commercial value resulting in impact. The Hub assists in the formation of technology startup companies critically relevant to today's local and regional economy, startups create 80%+ of net new jobs, new industries and new solutions.

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Startup Investment


Entrepreneurs & Innovators Supported


Students, faculty, and community that call the Innovation Hub home, attending over 300 events per year.


Startup Teams and Companies Formed


This metric represents the cumulative NSF I-Corps teams and startup companies formed by the Hub. 

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Mentors Give Back


A community paying it forward, this number represents the cumulative hours supporting our innovation and entrepreneur ecosystem. The cornerstone of our Ideation, Commercialization, and Acceleration programming is the iTTU Mentors.




Hub Camp 1

Once you have an idea and you are ready to understand how your idea can make money, Hub Camp is the next step. This basic boot camp is meant to provide an outline of the work needed to be done to create a fundable business plan. The camp is a stepping stone to the iLaunch competition and the possibility of winning $10,000 in funding. This program is offered throughout the year.

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Commercialization Info. Session

The commercialization workshops are designed to help researchers and inventors understand how their research or innovation can have commercialization potential.

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NSF I-Corps Regional Closing

The Texas Tech University (TTU) I-Corps Site Program is currently seeking to enroll new participants in a National Science Foundation (NSF) supported program designed to foster science and technology entrepreneurship. This program is open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the greater West Texas Community who are solving problems to make the world a better place.

The program cultivates and supports VIPs by teaching program participants how to identify novel commercial applications for an idea or technology. Applicants interested in developing an idea, concept, or technology are encouraged to participate.

The program is designed to develop skills in "customer discovery". This is the process of identifying your potential customers and the problem your innovation is solving for society. Answering these questions are the keys to thinking about future development.

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Presidents' Innovation Award Application Deadline

Texas Tech University has partnered with Market Lubbock, Inc. to establish the Presidents' Innovation Award. The objectives of the grant from Market Lubbock are: 1) programs for students and entrepreneurs; 2) seed stage funding for startups; and 3) seed grants for startups to support equipment and rental expense at the Innovation Hub at Research Park (Hub).

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Hub Hustle

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The Hub Hustle Blog spotlights our dynamic community spurring innovators and entrepreneurs for winning. The buzz behind the Hustle!

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