The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) is the state agency that serves to create and expedite innovation in the area of cancer research and in enhancing the potential for medical or scientific breakthrough in the prevention of cancer and cures for cancer. CPRIT also play a major role in research of public or private institutions of higher education and other public or private entities that will encourage a huge increase in cancer research.
The Emerging Technology Fund (EFT) was created in 2005 by the Texas Legislature to provide Texas with a better advantage in the research, development, and commercialization of emerging technologies. ETF grants are awarded in commercialization awards, matching awards, and Research Superiority Acquisition.
The Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program was created in 1987 as a competitive peer- reviewed grant program that encourages and provides support to faculty members and students in Texas institution of higher education to conduct research. Grants they offer support a wide array of scientific and engineering research by supporting individual investigator research as well as students at Texas' institutions of higher education.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (TDPS) serves to protect Texas by combating terrorism and crime, enhance public safety, strengthen statewide emergency management, and provide world-class services. TDPS works within the department and with other agencies to achieve common objectives.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides leadership, guidance, and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students. The TEA administers the distribution of state and federal funding to public schools, statewide assessment program and accountability system, data collection system on public school information, and monitors for compliance with state and federal guidelines.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board was created in 1965 by the Texas Legislature to provide leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system. The board works with the Legislature, Governor, governing boards, and higher education institutions as well as other entities to help Texas meet the goals of the state's higher education plan.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission purpose is to maintain and improve the health and human services system in Texas. The HHSC oversees the health and human services system as well as provide administrative oversight of Texas health and human services programs while also providing direct administration of some programs.
The Texas Ignition Fund (TIF) was approved in 2007 by the UT Board of Regents designed to stimulate commercialization of research discoveries at UT institutions by providing grants for the development of those discoveries into marketable intellectual property. TIF goals include providing support to innovation, translation, and commercialization of new ideas and technologies, nurture viable inventions, and create a robust infrastructure for developing UT inventions.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) oversees and provides workforce development to employers and job seekers in Texas. TWC strengthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor's economic development strategy. Their mission is to promote and support an effective workforce system that offers employers, individuals and communities the opportunity to achieve and sustain economic prosperity.