Houston is well-positioned to become a national leader in tech innovation, boasting a thriving net tech workforce of over 230,800. It also possesses the corporate and infrastructural requirements, including innovation-minded companies, a vast support system of business professionals and corporate decisionmakers, and business and quality of life amenities necessary to support a robust tech ecosystem.
Technological cluster strengths across the energy, life sciences and healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, and aerospace industries present immediate opportunities for investing in scalable companies that enable digital transformation, while the heavy corporate and industry presence in the city make Houston a natural place for industrial IOT, logistics, robotics, and cyber security concentrations.
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As a home to world-changing innovations and a talented labor pool, Houston has been an attractive region for startups and digital tech firms for years. But it’s only recently that Houston has begun to receive its due as a prominent emerging tech hub, joining the likes of San Francisco and Austin as a major player in the sector and as a center of activity for the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.
Over the last five years, venture-backed startups have received over $6 billion in venture capital funding while more than 80 startup development organizations (SDOs), including incubators and accelerators, makerspaces, co-working spaces, non-profits, and academic institutions have succeeded in forming a growing network of resources to assist Houston’s tech entrepreneurs.
East End Maker Hub is an industrial makerspace and manufacturing center in EaDo that is redefining entrepreneurship by providing equitable access to affordable workspace for manufacturers, fabricators, crafters, and innovators.
ADDRESS: 6501 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77011
Texas A&M Innovation Plaza is a $550 million, 5-acre mixed-use complex that houses the Texas A&M School of Engineering Medicine (EnMed) program, as well as commercial space for clinical, research, and office use.
ADDRESS: 1020 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030
The San Jacinto Biotechnology Center at Generation Park will offer certificate coursework in bioprocessing to students as well as special curriculum focusing on cell and gene therapy and other developing life science sectors.
ADDRESS: 13455 Lockwood Rd, Houston, TX 77044
The Woodlands Innovation Park is a life sciences development that will include cGMP/biomanufacturing facilities tailored to meet the needs of contract development manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) and companies focused on in-house manufacturing in industries ranging from biopharma to industrial biology.
JLABS @ TMC is a partnership between TMC and Johnson & Johnson to enable scientists to take their innovations to the next level and advance science with the potential to become transformational solutions to patients. JLABS @ TMC includes 34,000 square feet of common, wet lab, and office spaces and is home to 40 companies and 60 alumni companies within its network.
ADDRESS: 2450 Holcombe Blvd Ste. J, Houston, TX 77021
TMC's Innovation Factory is the driving force behind TMC's diverse alliance of early-stage innovators, with over 300 startups involved in its various accelerator programs and over $5.8 billion raised to date.
ADDRESS: 2450 Holcombe Blvd., Suite X, Entrance 81, Houston, TX 77021
The Center for Device Innovation at TMC focuses on supporting early-stage medical device concepts with high technical risk. In addition to 1,000 square feet of full-scale prototyping space, CDI @ TMC also has rapid fabrication and 3D printing capabilities as well as electronics testing and assembly equipment.
ADDRESS: 2450 Holcombe Blvd Suite CDI-88, Houston, TX 77021
Deison Technology Park is a 248-acre business park designed specifically for R&D, life sciences, pharmaceutical, and tech companies. The integrated technology business community provides increased capacity and infrastructure for a number of tenants, including VGXI.
ADDRESS: Conroe, TX 77303
The Baker Hughes Center for Technology Innovation (CTI) in Houston is focused on solving the energy industry's toughest completion and production technology challenges, including construction of high pressure/temperature wells, deepwater completions, and production optimization.
ADDRESS: 14990 Yorktown Plaza Dr, Houston, TX 77040
The bp Center for High-Performance Computing serves as a worldwide hub for processing and managing large amounts of geophysical data and has one of the world's most powerful supercomputers for commercial research.
ADDRESS: 225 Westlake Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77079
Impact Hub Houston is a non-profit organization that empowers entrepreneurs and innovators to develop solutions and social ventures with scalable impact by focusing on mentorship, community, and collaboration between key stakeholders.
ADDRESS: 1801 Main St 10th floor, Houston, TX 77002
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