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Major Initiatives

  • UTEP cSETR and EDA Initiative for SBIR/STTR Regional Capacity Development

  • UTEP cSETR and NASA Cooperative Agreement for High-Volume Aerospace Manufacturing

The Aerospace and Defense Small Business Accelerator for the Southwest coordinates the development of a regional aerospace and defense innovation cluster by coalescing a group of new start-ups and existing small businesses that currently support several federal installations in this region. The cluster partners capitalize on the research and innovation, training, regional economic incentive infrastructure, UTEP research capabilities to strengthen their ability to conduct technology R&D and product innovation as well as to harnesses SBIR/STTR programs.

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