Innovation, Creativity and Capital,
IC² Institute at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA)
was founded in 1977 as a
“think and do” tank to test the belief of its founder and GBI's Advisory Board Chairman George Kozmetsky, that technological innovation can catalyze
regional economic development through the active and directional collaboration among the university, government,
and private sectors.
Since then, the Institute has researched the theory and practice of entrepreneurial wealth creation and has been
instrumental in Austin’s growth as an innovation and technology center and in the development of knowledge-based
economies in over 30 countries
addition to in-house research staff, the IC² Institute’s research resources
include 18 Endowed Fellows on the UT Austin faculty, a network of over 160 Global Fellows
throughout the world, and a rotating cast of Visiting Scholars. Together they have used data collected
from the Institute’s education and service programs to produce ground-breaking work on technology
commercialization, regional economic development, and entrepreneurship.