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The Office of Innovation & Commercialization was developed in 2021 to unify all of the innovation and commercialization activities at the university to comprehensively support the campus and community. Through the office and its partners, all types of resources are available to support innovation development at every point along the path to commercialization and broader societal benefit. We encourage you to reach out if you think we may be able to help you or if you are just curious about what we do. 

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Blackstone LaunchPad

The BLP is a national entrepreneur network, that is open to all UTPB students and recent alumni in all majors, and enables participants to access mentoring, grow their network, and access the resources to accelerate their business success.



Small Business Development Center

The SBDC provides entrepreneurs with access to professional and confidential business advising, a variety of quality training programs, and an extensive referral network. With the addition of business advisors who live and work in your local community, success is just around the corner!


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The Midland Entrepreneurial Challenge is an annual business plan competition open to entrepreneurs who are operating (or plan to operate) their businesses within the Midland city limits. $500,000 in prize money is generously sponsored by the Midland Development Corporation. The program runs over 6 months in the fall and winter each year.



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