Innovation & Startup Community
The DRC supports the launch and growth of innovative ventures in the Dallas Region by connecting entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers, and the business community.
What's New, Next, and Reimagined
As the online source for what’s new, next, and reimagined in North Texas, Dallas Innovates shares the stories of our creativity, commerce, and collaboration. With media coverage by local journalists, commentary and opinion from community voices, and profiles of innovative individuals and companies, it’s a focal point bringing attention to the region as a hub for innovation.
Dallas-Fort Worth Startup Community
The Dallas Region is exploding with startup and entrepreneurial activity
It’s the passionate energy from the entrepreneurs and remarkable support from the community that contribute to the overall spirit of our region’s vibrant economy.
Navigate through the Dallas-Fort Worth Startup Community Innovation Resource Guide to explore where things are happening, meet and learn about the people and resources you need, find the capital to grow your idea, and learn about our successes.
REGIONAL INNOVATION STUDY
The DRC, Accenture, SMU, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas partnered to complete a regional innovation study, which provides a strategy roadmap to accelerate the growth of North Texas’ innovation economy and bolster its reputation as a hub for innovation excellence.
The study made 10 recommendations for key stakeholders in the region that will better enable them to maximize the region’s existing innovation strengths and drive growth, focusing on four key areas:
TEXAS RESEARCH ALLIANCE
This partnership between area chambers and local universities connects the Dallas Region’s business community research needs to the research capabilities of our universities.
It’s the TRA’s job to:
- Facilitate collaboration among universities and with industries
- Assist in commercializing university technology through partnerships and funding
- Recruit and retain top-tier research and graduate talent
- Create world-class research facilities
Your Source For Research and Innovation
Our Research and Innovation Team provides DRC leaders, the larger business community, and other key decision-makers with ready access to information resources that support economic development activities, education & workforce, talent attraction, public policy, and other DRC initiatives.