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Texas Emerging Technology Fund

Texas Emerging Technology Fund - News & Announcements

  • 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.
  • Friday, February 01, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TETF Investments in Texas Companies Creating Therapies for Diabetes and Heart Failure
    Gov. Rick Perry has announced awards from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) to three early stage companies that are developing groundbreaking technologies in Texas to help treat and diagnose diabetes and heart failure.
  • Friday, August 31, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TETF Investment in Digital Power Conversion Technology
    Gov. Rick Perry has announced the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) is awarding $250,000 to Cirasys Inc. for the commercialization of its digital power converters. The company is licensing the patented technology from the University of Texas at Dallas, and will be working with the university to commercialize the technology.
  • Friday, August 03, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TETF Investments in Three Innovative Technology Companies
    From biotechnology to health care to safe and efficient energy production, innovative Texas companies continue to lead the way to the next great breakthroughs in technology. Investments like these by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund are key to keeping the Lone Star State competitive, and continue to provide the critical, early stage capital that attracts innovative entrepreneurs to develop the next big idea in Texas.
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2012 • Boston, Massachusetts • Speech
    Text of Gov. Perry’s Remarks at BIO International Convention

    Video Courtesy BIO International Convention
    Today, the Texas biotechnology sector is poised to become our state's next great industry, and we've got the workforce, talent, universities and business climate to make Texas a leader in biotech research, development and commercialization. Texas has always been a natural fit for innovative and creative people trying to accomplish what hasn't been done.