The TCC’s mission is to solve difficult technology problems by encouraging innovation and formation of technology
development partnerships, utilizing diverse expertise from industry, academic and government organizations,
across technology sectors.
The Collaboration Concierge Service is the TCC’s primary program for finding potential partners and helping
organizations form new collaboration partnerships, solving difficult problems and bringing those solutions to the market.
This program is open to any organization – to submit Collaboration Requests (looking for partners) or
Collaboration Responses (proposing solutions).
Organizations submit Collaboration Requests (using a supplied form) to the TCC. The request describes the problem to be solved, along with critical items such as the potential for sharing of Intellectual Property or how the collaboration could be funded. While collaborations created by Requests may be fully funded by the submitting organization, responders may also be asked to include a proposal for how the collaboration could be funded as part of their Response.
New Requests are submitted to the TCC’s Review Panel, which will provide advice on improvements on the request before the request is accepted by the TCC. A Solutions Panel of experts composed from TCC member organizations and outside invited experts will meet and make recommendations on potential solutions and partners.
The Request will then be posted on the TCC’s website and included in a TCC News announcement. Presentations on open Collaboration Requests may be made at relevant TCC events.
Any organization can submit a Collaboration Response (using a supplied form). The Review Panel will provide advice on improvements for each Response, before it is forwarded to the Requesting organization.
The Solutions Panel may also be consulted to make recommendations on partnerships, based on the received Responses.
The TCC will work with the Requesting organization on forming an effective partnership, that will both find solutions to the challenges and establish a path to market for those solutions.
Prior to TCC events, the TCC may issue a Call for Requests in a specific technology area; those requests will be highlighted at the event, helping to bring together organizations that may have solutions or could participate in a partnership to address the requests.
To submit a Collaboration Request, download the Collaboration Request Form, complete the form and
send via e-mail the completed form and attachments to Collaborations@TCC-Houston.org.
To submit a Collaboration Response to any of the open Collaboration Requests, download the Collaboration
Response Form, complete the form, and send via email the completed form and attachments to
Fees for using the TCC's Collaboration Concierge Service program are:
NOTE, TCC members may have the above fees waived, or discounted, based on their membership level, and the TCC will waive all fees (Request, Response and Success) for Requests or Responses submitted in conjunction with a TCC technologies event.