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Center for Innovation

The Center for Innovation (CFI), a nonprofit LLC, serves as a catalyst for technology based economic development. The Center supports a strategic approach to the formation of collaborative partnerships, facilitating and enabling the integration of industry, academic, and government research and discovery with venture capital and talent & know how. CFI is focused on the commercialization of technology-based research outcomes from universities, industries and U.S. federal labs, leading to the evolutionary development of integrated industry clusters.

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Recent News

  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 2 to 5 pm Eastern Time about resources to help applicants secure legal representation and assistance with patent filings to protect their inventions. The webinar is an especially excellent opportunity for independent inventors and those interested in learning more about the patent system to discover what services the USPTO has to offer. Info and register here: 

  • UT Arlington Research Institute (UTARI) is hosting special Robotics showcase to celebrate the National Robotics Week on Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm. The showcase will be held at UTARI Campus, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S. Fort Worth, TX 76118.


  • On Feburary 15, Federal Aviation Administration proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations.

    A press release was issued on Sunday.

  • IMPORTANT UPDATE (11/05/2014): The inaugural Texas Global Innovation and Intellectual Property to be held in Austin, TX on November 10th has been deferred to a later date. Visit for more details.

    The Texas Pro Bono Inventor Assistance Center is hosting the inaugural Texas Global Innovation and Intellectual Property Summit to be held in Austin, Texas on November 10th, 2014. The speaker list includes distinguished leaders in Intellectual Property and the Texas Innovation Economy.

  • The Center for Innovation will be at WCIT 2014 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Shekar Rao, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer of the Center for Innovation will be conducting a workshop at WCIT 2014 on Sunday, 28th September 2014 on Emerging ICT Applications and Open Innovation Solutions.


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