TXST Innovation Lab

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2022 Texas State University Innovation Lab and Reception @ SXSW Interactive

Sunday, March 13, 2022

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


It’s time to organize your project team and submit your application for the 2022 Texas State Innovation Lab and Reception at SXSW Interactive!

Call for Projects

                        University Advancement is seeking innovative research teams to showcase their projects/demos at the 2022 Texas State University Innovation Lab and Reception at SXSW Interactive. This is an opportunity to network and share your research projects with industry professionals, University faculty and staff, and the SXSW Interactive audience.

Project Selection

Each year, the interest in showcasing at this event grows significantly. To vet the highest performing teams, we will host an online video showcase for invited judges. In addition to filling out the application, all project teams must submit short video* (up to 4 minutes) demo and/or pitch for their project. This content will serve as the material guest judges will view and score during the elimination period.

Note: Not all teams that participate in this preliminary session will be invited to participate in the Innovation Lab, this is a qualifying event.

For teams that applied and qualified for the 2020 Innovation Lab:

Please submit an application (we will use this to update your contact details) and note on the designated area of the application form that you were selected for the 2020 Innovation Lab and invited to return. You do not need to submit a video demo for this qualifying event.


Project Submission

DEADLINE EXTENDED: November 18, 2021; 11:59 P.M.

Click here to submit your project application: My 2022 TXST Innovation Lab Application

Please direct any questions you have to developmentoffice@txstate.edu. Include in the subject line “2022 Innovation Lab.”

If teams need technical assistance with the video submission, please contact Manuel Garcia at Mbg41@txstate.edu.*

Eligibility Requirements

·  Teams must be comprised of current TXST students, faculty, staff or a mix; no third-party concepts of products will be accepted.

·  Student teams are not required to have faculty advisors; however, it is encouraged.

·  Teams are encouraged to work with industry and corporate partners for mentorship, networking, and potential sponsorship.

·  If projects are group work from classes, all original participants must agree (not necessarily participate) to showcasing the project at the Innovation Lab.

By submitting a project application and participating in the elimination and final events, project teams are agreeing to the public display of their work and granting the university permission to use their created videos and content, as well as film/document their project and participation in the main event for media and promotional use for any university initiatives.


*We encourage teams to utilize campus resources for filming and editing their video, such as those found in their departments and Alkek One.

Deadline: Dec. 12, 2021, midnight