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Innovation and Research

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The Office of Commercialization and Industrial Relations (OCIR)


The mission of the Office of Commercialization and Industry Relations is to coordinate the university’s commercialization and industrial activities, to enhance and promote its applied research and development activities, assist in the capture of commercial research and development funding, to enhance the university’s entrepreneurial platform and to provide resources for the support and enhancement of ‘education with relevance'.


This office provides resources for inventors and entrepreneurs on Texas State's campus. They are able to provide technology resources, as well as information on intellectual property. A full list of available resources is on the OCIR website.

To Contact OCIR:

Reddy Venumbaka
Managing Director
Office of  Commercialization & Industrial Relations
Texas State University-San Marcos 
1917 Dutton Dr. Suite 108
San Marcos, TX 78666 
Phone: 512-245-2672




The Center for Entrepreneurial Action partners with STAR Park to promote entrepreneurship and economic development in the San Marcos community. 

Contact Information:

STAR Park is located at 3055 Hunter Road, San Marcos, Texas.

Mailing Address is: 601 University Dr. JCK Box 35, San Marcos Tx 78666

Mr. Stephen Frayser, Executive Director


Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

The I-Corps program is run by the National Science Foundation, and is a set of activities and programs that prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory. The program utilizes experience from entrepreneurs to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research. For more information on the program please visit the Innovation Corps website.



Research Development

The mission of the Office of Research Development(ORD) is to provide opportunity and support to researchers in an effort to increase the number of quality proposals submitted to external sponsors. 

Resources available through the ORD are sources for funding, proposal preparation, compliance and award management. 

Contact Information:

Evy Gonzales, Director


Phone: 512-245-2918

Materials Science,Engineering, & Commercialization Program

Materials science and engineering involves the characterization of the physical and chemical properties of solid materials-metals and alloys, ceramics, magnetic materials, polymers, optical materials, semiconductors, superconductors, and composites for the purpose of using, changing, or enhancing inherent properties to create or improve end products. This field is multidisciplinary including physics, chemistry and biochemistry, engineering, technology and biology.