Center for Innovation and Commercialization

The Center of Innovation and Commercialization will be the hub of innovation in the Rio Grande Valley as it will provide the region with the following resources and services:

  • Co-Working Space
  • Conference Rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Study Rooms
  • Makers Space with 3D printers, 3D scanners, and prototype tools
  • Incubation Offices and Suites
  • Mentoring Services
  • Professional Services (Accounting, Legal, Marketing, etc.)

Our state-of-the-art facility will not only house the latest and greatest equipment, but it will also house the smartest and brightest entrepreneurial talent in the region. The facility will be the new home to the  Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship (VCOBE) PhD program. This facility will provide students, faculty, and entrepreneurs in the community the necessary resources for them to be successful in their entrepreneurial ventures.

Renovation & Finish-Out

  • $1.4M awarded from the Economic Development Administration (EDA)
  • $1.3M awarded from the Weslaco Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
    • Total awards: $2.7M
  • Centrally located in the Mid-Valley in the City of Weslaco
  • Construction begins Spring 2018
  • Opening Fall 2018