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.

interior conference room

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

diagram of tables in room


  • 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 

The Innovation Lab

interior of wetlab

The Innovation Lab, located at the J.J. Pickle Campus in North Austin, in the EME Building, is a wet lab incubator space. The space is equipped with 12-foot-lab benches per startup and 21 feet of shared chemical fume hoods for early-stage startups to de-risk their technology toward a minimum viable product or proof-of-concept embodiment. The space is available to startups that have a license agreement with UT Austin. New IP created in this space will belong to the startup company.

Learn more and inquire about using the space »