Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CGIE is a non-profit, self-sustaining center founded by the University of Texas at Austin and located in Nuevo León, Mexico. It is a portal for the free flow of students, teachers, businesses, and knowledge between Texas and Mexico.

Master’s Program

CGIE hosts the Maestría en Ciencias en Comercialización de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (MCCT), an intensive one-year program meeting four consecutive days per month. Over 100 students have graduated from the program, prepared for careers turning technologies into successful new companies. Learn more

Technology Transfer and Incubation

CGIE is collaborating with the State of Nuevo León in starting new Biotech and Nanotech incubators in Monterrey and is creating an Office of Technology Transfer.


CGIE is located in the Parque de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica (PIIT) adjacent to the Monterrey International Airport. CGIE’s permanent facility of 11,000 square feet/1100 m² contains classrooms and office space for seminars, researchers and business incubation.

CGIE is the first permanent international facility of its type established by the IC² Institute and the University of Texas at Austin. It will serve as a model for extension to other countries and regions.