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Aerospace and Defense Small Business Accelerator for the Southwest

The Aerospace and Defense Small Business Accelerator for the Southwest is a Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research (cSETR) led regional economic development initiative to catalyze the development of an aerospace and defense technology-focused small business ecosystem. The program was initiated with support from the Economic Development Administration i6 Challenge Award [ED17HDQ0200077]. 

This start-up and small business capacity development effort engage regional stakeholders and focus on implementing strategies to:

      • Connect R&D infrastructure, technology development and commercialization, entrepreneurship initiatives, regional economic incentives, and business development
      • Increase regional capacity for small high-tech and innovation-based businesses 
      • Develop and maintain an integrated workforce for aerospace and defense technologies to support start-ups and small businesses

The accelerator maintains regionally networked facilities and serves as an incubation, proof-of-concept center, and business and workforce development hub focused on aerospace and defense technologies for the El Paso region.

Small Business Accelerator

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The University of Texas at El Paso
MIRO Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research
(915)747-8252
College of Engineering 
Metallurgy Building Room M-305
500 W University 
El Paso, Texas 79968-9521