While its long been known for being a great research university, Texas A&M is taking another step forward. This time it’s in the area of commercial development. A plan was recently unveiled, called the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Initiative, which is being spearheaded by Vice President for Research Richard Ewing.

Mays’ Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship (CNVE) will likely play a significant role in the initiative. CNVE is already working to boost student and faculty interest in technology commercialization, says Lenae Huebner, assistant director.

“The opportunities for our students and graduates will be greatly impacted by this initiative,” she says. “We would like to have a collaborative effort that would answer the needs of the TTCI, while offering our students and constituents the opportunity to participate in the commercialization of leading-edge technologies.”

Huebner says the involvement with the commercialization center would help CNVE make its vision of helping A&M excel in technology commercialization a reality.

“This aggressive new initiative falls squarely on our mission to build an entrepreneurial mindset among our students, faculty and researchers,” she says.

For more information, visit http://vpr.tamu.edu/ttci/.