As an interdisciplinary research unit of The University of Texas at Austin, the IC² Institute has advanced the Theory and Practice of Entrepreneurial Wealth Creation. The theories and hypotheses developed at IC² are tested in life-scale through several world-recognized programs: the Austin Technology Incubator, one of the world's most prominent business incubators, the Bureau of Business Research, to provide Texas leaders with research data to strengthen the state’s economy, and the Global Commercialization Group, to catalyze emerging knowledge-based economies throughout the world. Supporting these programs is a proactive staff, the alumni of ATI, as well as a network of about 160 active Global Fellows who extend the talent reach of the institute at home and abroad. Eighteen of these are Endowed Fellows: professors at The University of Texas at Austin whose research is supplemented by the IC² Institute in order to directly support the creation of new knowledge.

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  • A Good Idea is Not Enough: Understanding the Challenges of Entrepreneurship Communication 

    Spinuzzi, Clay; Jakobs, Eva-Maria; Pogue, Gregory P. (International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing, 2016-01)
    This paper addresses a less-investigated issue of innovations: entrepreneurship communication. Business and marketing studies demonstrate that new product development processes do not succeed on good technical invention ...
  • Texas Capital Network Survey: Critical Factors in Venture Funding 

    Gibson, David V.; Gerhardt, David; Charrier, Edward W. (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 1994-05)
    This report uses survey data on current and prospective members of the Texas Capital Network to discuss and contrast the characteristics of private and institutional investor respondents in terms of funding amounts and ...
  • Technology Transfer: A Report on Project Development 

    Williams, Frederick; Gibson, David V.; Sawhney, Harmeet S. (Center for Research on Communication Technology & Society, The University of Texas at Austin, 1988-11)
    The purpose of this document is to describe and to propose research into the process of technology transfer between universities and industry. When examined as a process, technology transfer refers to the effective exchange ...
  • Comparative High-Technology Industrial Growth: Texas, California, Massachusetts, and North Carolina 

    Campbell, John P. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1986)
    To better understand the development of high technology industry in Texas, this monograph compares the high-technology industrial composition of Texas with that of California, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. Chapters ...
  • Regional Patterns of Energy Consumption and Production in the United States: 1960, 1974 and 1978 

    Huff, David L.; Brown, Julia Nutter; Swift, Christopher M. (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 1982-08)
    This study analyses energy consumption and production for each state in the U.S. The data in the analysis were collected for three time periods - 1960, 1974 and 1978. The study determines the changes that have taken place ...
  • The Austin/San Antonio Corridor: The Dynamics of a Developing Technopolis 

    Smilor, Raymond W.; Kozmetsky, George; Gibson, David V. (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 1987-03)
    Examination of the factors contributing to the development of the Austin/San Antonio corridor as a high-technology center in the years 1945-1986. The paper uses a conceptual framework called the Technopolis Wheel, which ...
  • Transforming Texas and the Nation: Productivity Through Entrepreneurship and Risk-taking 

    Kozmetsky, George; Smilor, Raymond W. (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 1983-09)
    The authors call for the state of Texas to meet 25% of its need for new job creation through technology venturing, which they estimate to be 42,500 jobs per year or 820,000 new jobs over twenty years. In order to achieve ...
  • The Knowledge Seekers: Creating Centers for the Performing Sciences 

    Porter, W. Arthur (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998)
    The author argues that a new type of institution, a "Center for the Performing Sciences," is necessary to efficiently close the gap between research and the application of innovation. Such a center would operate as a ...
  • Austin Technology-Based Industry Report 

    Gibson, David V.; Smilor, Raymond W.; Kozmetsky, George (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 1991-03)
    Exploratory study to report on the current status of Austin's technology-based manufacturing industries, to identify emerging technologies that may be important to the Austin economy, and to provide a perspective on the ...
  • Health and Well-Being: Texas Statewide Sexual Assault Prevalence Study 

    Busch-Armendariz, Noël B.; Olaya-Rodriguez, Deidi; Kammer-Kerwick, Matt; Wachter, Karin; Sulley, Caitlin; Anderson, Kathleen; Huslage, Melody (Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015-08)
    Final report from a study conducted in 2015 on the prevalence of sexual assault in Texas. The study was based on a statewide telephone survey conducted in English and Spanish using a randomly selected, representative sample ...

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