Austin is an incubator for innovative high-growth companies and entrepreneurs. These companies are ingrained in the fabric of our economy and require significant capital resources to create jobs.
We support legislation that would accelerate the commercialization of university research and creative inquiry and review, improve the regulatory processes at the federal, state and local levels, and modernize a critical Economic Development Administration (EDA) program.
Entrepreneurship & innovation
We support federal legislation that drives university-private sector partnerships, translates research into commercial initiatives, and creates jobs. We also support instituting a pilot program within the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to improve access for small business innovators.
We support federal legislation that ensures companies use personal data responsibly and transparently through a security and corporate accountability framework.
We support pro-investment, competitively neutral tax and public policy reform that removes barriers to infrastructure deployment, encourages private investment, and expands all high-speed internet services.
We support partnerships between private industry and academia and the Governor’s University Research Initiative.
We support evaluating existing regulations unnecessarily inhibiting technology innovation, encouraging the use of industry-developed global standards in regulation, and strengthening STEM education to support our growing need for highly-skilled workers.
Innovation & International Partnerships
Our Innovation & International Partnerships team advocates for the innovation community by providing thought leadership and strategy with a focus on attracting and retaining talent, increasing capital, growing and diversifying the innovation ecosystem, and leveraging local universities for increased commercialization.Learn more