For almost every kind of industry, companies that fail to innovate are forever at the mercy of competitors that do. Yet, as technologies increase in sophistication, the human and capital resources required for innovation become more complex and difficult to access.

The Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative is an environment where innovators, industries, and entrepreneurs have on-site access to the resources needed to move ideas from the lab to the marketplace.

The Baylor Advanced Research Institute (BARI) serves as the focal point for connecting the community/world to the university in order to foster and develop industry-university collaborative research agreements that are mutually beneficial. BARI builds upon regional economic strengths and spurs the development of emerging technology clusters. BARI also provides related services to support industry-university research, such as intellectual property and patent protection, market assessment, and the licensing of newly-developed technologies and processes to interested parties.

Corresponding business incubation services are also available through LAUNCH. LAUNCH is located in the BRIC and is part of the suite of business services offered by the Hankamer School of Business. LAUNCH serves both small business concerns and Fortune 500 companies through a comprehensive set of services which include: 1) international market development through Baylor's International Entrepreneurship programs; 2) legal and accounting services; 3) training for executives of new technology companies; and 4) assistance with finding financial support through seed funding, investors, the Baylor Angel Network, venture capital financing, and SBA loan applications.

For nearly fifty years, Texas State Technical College Waco has supplied Texas and the nation with highly skilled workers for nearly every technology-driven industry. With a 45,000 square-foot workforce development operation in the BRIC itself, TSTC Waco's faculty prepare the workforce alongside the researchers and industry/business partners who developed the technology.