About the Center


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.

  • 18 Offices + Conference Rooms
  • 4 Labs (2 Wet, 2 Multipurpose)
  • 3 Training Rooms
  • Modeling & Simulation Center
  • Student Idea Hatchery
  • Event Center
We house the following Lamar University Centers:
  • High Performance Computing Center (HPC)
  • Center for Advances in Port Management
  • Digital Learning Center
  • SBDC Offices


 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.


Unite stakeholders to diversify economy, establish innovation hubs and develop Lamar University and the region into a transitional force.

  • Mentor Entrepreneurs - We assist innovators and entrepreneurs to develop innovative products and technologies for global markets.

  • Network - We make connections, seek capital and provide coaching and early infrastructure.

  • Facilitate Soft Landings – We help re-locating companies succeed in the region and build collaborative partnerships with Lamar University.

  • Accelerate Development – We provide expert faculty support from engineering, science and business to accelerate development and product launch.

  • Educate Entrepreneurs – We create curriculum and internships for students to develop new innovations.

  • Empower Faculty – We assist faculty to develop transitional research through