The Innovation Kitchen, a project of the Texas A&M
University (TAMU) /Texas Heart Institute (THI) Center for Cell and
Organ Biotechnology (CCOB), provides space for students to design,
fabricate, and test their own inventions with the help of CCOB
The Innovation Kitchen provides space for students to design,
fabricate, and test inventions with the help of experts within the
Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology (CCOB).
Our goal is to provide the tools necessary for Texas A&M
students from a variety of backgrounds and interests to create
technology and potential startup business ventures.
Through this project, awarded students are provided with
funding, mentoring, and laboratory space. Awarded student teams
receive seed funding of up to $10,000 over two (2) semesters to
complete their design, development, and testing, along with a
stipend of $450/month per team member, a CCOB faculty mentor, and
access to the Innovation Kitchen and laboratory staff.
About the Innovation Kitchen Laboratory
The Innovation Kitchen Laboratory is
designed with an eye toward the commercialization of innovative new
ideas, inventions, and/or products that address real-world
problems. This laboratory is a fully equipped BL-2 laboratory
within the Center for Veterinary Medicine the help of experts
within the CCOB. Available equipment includes:
Who can apply?
Teams of two (2) students are invited to submit 3-page project
& team descriptions for review. Ideal teams will include one
junior or senior undergraduate and one graduate student; however,
teams including only undergraduates or graduate students are
eligible to apply, as are single individuals. If necessary,
Innovation Kitchen staff will aid in finding additional team
How to Apply
Applications for access to the Innovation Kitchen at TAMU will
be accepted once during each academic semester. Inquiries about the
program should be submitted by email to Dr. Lakeshia Taite at
LTaite@cvm.tamu.edu with the subject “Innovation Kitchen”.