Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas

We serve as a facilitator, catalyst and program sponsor to leverage the power of ideas and technology to create new ventures and add value to our community.


The Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UTD was established in April 2006 as a collaborative initiative of the schools of Arts and Humanities, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Management, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The Institute’s role is that of a facilitator, catalyst and program sponsor – leveraging the power of ideas and technology to create new ventures and add economic, social and cultural value to our community.

The Institute plays a major role in promoting cross-disciplinary academic and outreach programs across the university, including broad-based community outreach initiatives involving each of the seven schools of the university.

The IIE Innovation Alliance and the institute’s sponsorship programs provide opportunities for firms and individuals with a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship and with a commitment to technology commercialization across North Texas.

Services Provided

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Find Funding

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

International Business

  • Networking
  • Trade Education and Training

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Patent Seminars

Marketing & Sales

  • Social Media Marketing / E-Commerce
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Student Marketing Projects

Networking & Associations

  • Small Business/General

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Technology Transfer


  • Business Management and Strategy Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training

Nonprofit & Social Enterprise

  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Technology Transfer

Hiring & Managing People

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Startup / Form a Business

  • Startup business counseling
Contact Information
Tara Vornkahl
800 W. Campbell Road, SM 43
Richardson, TX 75080