Product Innovation, Development, & Commercialization

Product Innovation, Development and Commercialization services available at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) improve the efficiency and productivity of the design process, including optimizing product characteristics to fit with customer desires or demand. Comprehensive testing and validation services are available from our globally respected staff and facilities to assist in a successful product launch.

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We work with companies and entrepreneurs at any point in the Product Development Life Cycle,
from Ideation through Commercialization, regardless of where the product is in the process.

Small Business Incubator Collaboration

Our South Central Region of the TMAC program is collaborating with Texas Incubators to provide product innovation, development and commercialization services from Southwest Research Institute to their member start-up companies. Pilot programs with the Austin Technology Incubator, Startech, and the San Antonio Clean Energy Incubator have been established to provide limited but fully funded services. Example activities have included design reviews, technology reviews, validation testing, and chemical analysis.

TMAC South Central

Texas cities in the South Central TMAC Region include: Austin, Georgetown, New Braunfels, Round Rock, San Angelo, San Antonio, San Marcos, Seguin, Temple, Uvalde, Victoria, and Waco.

Related Terminology

ideation  •  conceptual design  •  proof of concept  •  rapid prototype  •  3D modeling  •  drawing package  •  design for manufacture  •  EMI testing  •  environmental testing  •  extended life testing  •  UL Testing  •  fire testing  •  supplier scouting  •  prototyping  •  technology driven market intelligence (TDMI)  •  product innovation, development & commercialization

Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.
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