Commercialization Center

The Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE) is a partnership between Lamar University’s College of Business, College of Engineering and the Southeast Texas business community. The center is a conduit for industry and university interaction, including projects, on-going research, student experiential learning, special events and training. 

We promote a strong emphasis on student development and training to prepare graduates for rewarding careers by familiarizing them with entrepreneurial real-world projects. New businesses supported by the center are technology-focused providing products and services for existing and future industry.

Graphic of the CICE's core functions. The graphic is composed of four branches. The first branch states that we help with startups and soft landings with a focus in new technologies. The second branch states that we engage faculty and students with our CICE Innovation Grants, courses/workshops and tech venture visits. The third branch talks about our industry collaboration with symposiums, workshops, and industry/university projects. The fourth branch lists our community outreach with education, events, and workforce training


Our mission is to leverage the technologies, expertise and infrastructure of Lamar University's research centers and business resources to establish new innovation businesses and enhance established industries. The CICE works intimately with regional development organizations and businesses to expand market opportunities and enhance the region's economic capacity.



To foster through collaborative research and education between engineering, science, and business a unique Culture of Innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship at Lamar University that strengthens existing economic drivers, diversifies the economic base and brings world class innovations to fruition.

Courses Associated with CICE

  • Strategies in Management (MGMT 4380 & MGMT 5310)
  • Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CHEN 5301)
  • Design Thinking
  • Interdisciplinary Freshman Experience
  • Bootcamp-September 2017
  • Workforce Development
  • Ignite! (Silicon Valley)

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