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Texas Emerging Technology Fund - News & Announcements

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    ICYMI: TETF Awardee Visualase Acquired by Medtronic
    Medtronic Inc. today announced it has completed the acquisition of Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) awardee Visualase Inc. The TETF invested $750,000 in Visualase in 2007 for the development and marketing of a range of innovative minimally invasive neurosurgery products.
  • Tuesday, July 08, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment to Help Schneider Electric Expand and Add Jobs in El Paso
    Governor Rick Perry has announced a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment of $750,000 in Schneider Electric for the expansion of its operations in El Paso, creating 193 new jobs and $7 million in capital investment. Execution of the state's agreement is contingent upon finalization of a local incentive offer as required by program criteria.
  • Thursday, June 19, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    In Case You Missed It: ZS Pharma Launches Successful IPO
    Another Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) grant awardee, ZS Pharma, has launched a successful initial public offering (IPO). ZS Pharma raised nearly $107 million on the NASDAQ capital market from its IPO yesterday.
  • Friday, May 16, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TETF Investment in Innovative Wound Healing Technology
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) is awarding $2 million to Alafair Biosciences Inc. for the commercialization of its internal wound healing devices. Alafair has licensed and developed the patented technology with the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Friday, April 04, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces Emerging Technology Fund Award to Texas A&M University Wind Energy Center
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) is awarding $2.2 million to the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Wind Energy Center for a collaborative project that brings together researchers from universities across the state to develop and increase the capacity of offshore wind energy technology, and help bring it to market. TAMU is working with the Texas Tech University National Wind Resource Center, a national leader in the wind energy industry, as well as the University of Texas at Austin Center for Electromechanics and Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, TAMU-Corpus Christi Conrad Blucher Institute and University of Texas at Brownsville School of Business and Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences.
  • Wednesday, February 05, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TETF Grant for DARPA Robotics Challenge
    Gov. Rick Perry has announced the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) has awarded a $1.5 million grant to support the University of Texas’ (UT) and Texas A&M University’s (TAMU) participation in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC).
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TETF Investment in Innovative Spinal Disorder Treatment
    Gov. Rick Perry has announced the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) is investing $1.75 million in Minimus Spine Inc. to support its non-surgical lumbar disc herniation technology. The company is working with Texas A&M University to develop and commercialize this technology.
  • Friday, November 01, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TETF Investment in Center for the Advancement of Non-Metallics in Energy Sectors
    Gov. Rick Perry announced the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) is awarding $1 million to the Center for the Advancement of Non-Metallics in Energy Sectors (CANES).
  • Friday, September 13, 2013 • Houston, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces $3 Million Grant to Create Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced a $3 million investment through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) to create the Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology in collaboration with the Texas Heart Institute (THI) and Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
  • Thursday, July 25, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TETF Investments in Texas Companies Creating Therapies for Water Purification, Disease Diagnosis
    Gov. Rick Perry has announced awards from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) to two early stage companies that are developing groundbreaking technologies in Texas to purify water and diagnose infections.