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  • UTSA SBDC Technology Commercialization Center one of 21 FAST grant awardees nationwide; only Texas awardee

    The SBDC Technology Commercialization Center is the first Centerwithin The UT System to earn a FAST grant award. SAN ANTONIO, September 1, 2016 – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Innovation & Technology has awarded a Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program grant to the SBDC Technology Commercialization Center (SBDC TCC) of UTSA’s Institute for Economic Development. UTSA is the first University of Texas system institution, and one of only two institutions in the state of Texas to have ever received the award. The Center’s Texas-FITT (Federal Innovation and Technology Transfer) program is focused on increasing the participation and award success for innovative entrepreneurs and small technology firms in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The awards greatly enhance market commercialization

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  • San Antonio International Trade Center Awarded Ex-Im Bank City-State Partner of the Year

    (April 10, 2013) The International Trade Center at the University of Texas, San Antonio today received the City-State Partner of the Year award from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). The award was presented at the Bank’s 38th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. “The San Antonio International Trade Center has been a leading champion for Texas small- and medium-sized businesses owners, and they are a model for the rest of the country,” said Ex-Im Bank Chairman Fred P. Hochberg. “By working together, it is our hope that more “Made in Texas” labels will be found in stores around the world.” “We are proud of our work in helping Texas boost its economy through export growth,” said Jaime A. Martinez of the International Trade Center’s Texas International Business

  • Small Business Development Centers ready to launch in Honduras

    (July 27, 2012) On July 27, 2012 a graduation ceremony was held at the Casa Presidencial of Honduras, and was presided over by Vice President of Honduras Ma. Antonietta de Guillen. One hundred and thirty certificates were awarded to new Small Business Development Center (SBDC) professionals who will be involved in building the network of SBDC’s to grow small business and trade in this Central American nation. The University of Texas at San Antonio International Trade Center Director Cliff Paredes, and his team delivered a four-month SBDC Diplomado training program to transfer the SBDC model. Honduras Secretary of Industry and Commerce announced the establishment of the first two pilot SBDC’s in Golfo de Fonseca and Olancho regions. It is projected that six regional SBDC’s across Honduras will open by year’s

  • UTSA IED Honored with Small Business Advocate of the Year Award

    (July 18, 2012) The UTSA Institute for Economic Development received the inaugural Small Business Advocate of the Year award at the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leaders Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, July 18. The luncheon was created to recognize outstanding achievements in business endeavors and share their stories with the community. A total of eight awards were presented, seven to local businesses and one to the UTSA IED for its continued partnership and exemplary service to local small businesses. Five out of the seven award recipients were current clients of the UTSA IED, or had utilized services during their business venture. According to event chair Marilyn Hartman, “Small business is where the innovations take place. They are swifter, more flexible and often more daring than big businesses.

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