The corporate relations office for AgriLife Research seeks to build relationships with businesses and corporations for major sponsored research opportunities. If your company would like to partner with top researchers to develop new technologies, corporate relations can be your point of contact for a collaborative relationship.
Our team can act as project managers to identify, develop, protect and manage intellectual property portfolios. We will coordinate with federal and state relations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, and other Texas A&M University System entities.
What we offer
- Responsive, nimble, and visible organizational approach
- Systems-oriented research project management
- Intellectual property development, disclosure, protection, and commercialization
- Researchers can focus on the scientific approach rather than project management
- Disseminate research information to potential licensees
Click below to learn about our organization.Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Created by the Texas Legislature in 1887, Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s leading entity for research and development in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences.
AgriLife Research is comprised of 13 research and extension centers, 14 Texas A&M University departments in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and 3 departments in the College of Veterinary and Medicine.
AgriLife Research works closely with several TAMUS umbrella universities as well as its sister agencies, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M Forest Service, and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.
Between 2012-2015, AgriLife Research was ranked #1 in the U.S. by the National Science Foundation for agricultural research funding. In 2016, AgriLife Research had:
- 674 Contract & Grant Awards
- $120 million in Contracts & Grants
- $207 million in Total Expenditures
- 1560 employees (1/2 with a PhD)
- 8 Institutes, Offices, and Foundations
- Collaborations with over 30 nations
Texas A&M University, the flagship university of the Texas A&M University System located in College Station, Texas, was established in 1876 as the first public institution of higher education in Texas. It now carries the land, sea, and space grant status. Texas A&M is a tier one research institution, a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, and is a Carnegie Foundation Research University. Texas A&M is also home to the George Bush Presidential Library.
Texas A&M is also one of the nation’s largest universities with student enrollment of almost 65,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Known for its strength in agriculture and engineering, Texas A&M is one of the nation’s most comprehensive universities. A&M offers over 200 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degree programs.
Texas A&M boasts:
- Branch campuses in Galveston, TX and Doha, Qatar
- School of Law in Fort Worth, TX
- 22 members on National Academies
- 3 Nobel Prize recipients
- 3 Wolf Prize recipients
- 19 Colleges and Schools
- 170 Master’s degree programs
- 93 Doctoral degree programs
A&M has one of the strongest alumni associations in the nation and has over $1 billion of endowments with the Texas A&M Foundation.
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.55 billion. Comprised of a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 148,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year.
With more than 24,000 faculty and staff, the A&M System has a physical presence in 250 of the state’s 254 counties and a programmatic presence in every county. System-wide, externally funded research expenditures exceeded $946 million in 2017. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $972 million in FY 2016 and helped drive the state’s economy.