The Space

4,200 square feet of community co-working space

The Texas Innovation Center is the on-campus home base for anyone interested in taking new discoveries and launching them into startup companies for the marketplace. Our space features:

  • Open desks
  • Three conference rooms
  • A state-of-the-art video conferencing room for working on ventures and hosting meetings

Inside, we provide workshops, speaker series, and coaching sessions on technology commercialization to develop skills and knowledge for growing and scaling startups.

The Texas Innovation Center is headquartered in the corridor connecting Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) and the Engineering Education and Research Center (EER), across from O’s Cafe.

We are open from 9 AM – 4 PM, Tuesday through Friday. 

The space is bookable for University of Texas faculty, researchers, and graduate students Tuesday through Friday. To reserve space, please fill out the TXIC Spaces Reservation Form


  • Zilker – 2.504 – Max. capacity 18 
  • Balcones 2.512 – Max. capacity 8 
  • Lady Bird – 2.516 – Max. capacity 6 
  • North Breakout Area – Max. capacity 20 
  • Central Breakout Area – Max. Capacity 16 
  • South Breakout Area – Max. Capacity 8 

Coming Soon: The Innovation Lab

Set to launch in Summer 2022, startup companies moving UT Austin intellectual property forward will be eligible to apply to the Innovation Lab. The Lab features approximately 900 square feet of wet lab space at UT’s J.J. Pickle Research Campus in North Austin, equipped with fume hoods, lab benches, chemical storage, and lab equipment to support chemical and material science technology development. 

*Companies applying must have an option or license with UT Austin to use the space.