The University Of Texas At Austin


Austin, TX


Project Name

Texas Global Health Security Consortium (TEXGHS)


Award Amount

Federal Share

Local Match




The Austin Technology Incubator, a tech incubator at the University of Texas at Austin, launched the Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS) in 2020 to develop true resiliency in the Central Texas region’s technology-driven economy.

As the longest running incubator in the US, ATI has a 31-year history of building technology ecosystems, creating new industries, and supporting entrepreneurs. TEXGHS is a regional public-private partnership built to serve as a convening and coordinating organization that creates efficient access for technology innovators and entrepreneurs to more expeditiously commercialize technologies to mitigate the effects of infectious disease. The Central Texas region is known globally as a leader in technology and TEXGHS is leveraging the assets of this regional ecosystem to create a world-class pandemic technology cluster. The objective is to enable an economy to rapidly recover in the face of a pandemic through the application of novel technologies and solutions.

The consortium will work with innovators and entrepreneurs developing technologies that complement the large global effort to facilitate the following:

  • Technologies that complement the development of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics (e.g., mass vaccination systems, vaccine tracking and distribution, modeling, COVID-19 rapid diagnostics, antibody modeling)
  • Safe return to work (e.g., commercial disinfection systems, business contact tracing)
  • Safe return to school (e.g., modeling reopening strategies, school sanitation technologies)
  • New paradigms in the provision of healthcare (e.g., remote monitoring and patient care, provider collaboration in remote care settings)
  • Innovations that mitigate the mental health impact of the pandemic (e.g., meditation and wellness, suicide prevention).