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

Find Funding

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Hiring & Managing People

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

International Business

  • Networking
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

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

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Patent Seminars

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Technology Transfer

Marketing & Sales

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

Networking & Associations

  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit & Social Enterprise

  • Technical Services
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning

Startup / Form a Business

  • Startup business counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Technology Transfer
  • Commercialization


  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Business Management and Strategy Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
Primary Contact
Tara Vornkahl
800 W. Campbell Road, SM 43
Richardson, TX 75080