Island University’s Innovation Center Presents to Denmark and Russian Entrepreneurs

Published: December 12, 2014

Island University’s Innovation Center Presents to Denmark and Russian Entrepreneurs

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is reaching out to companies in Denmark and Russia.

David Fonseca, Incubation Manager for the Center, recently visited with companies from these two nations to share the benefits and opportunities of locating their businesses in Corpus Christi.

Five Denmark companies are interested in collaborating and establishing in the Texas market, specifically in the soft-landing program that supports businesses that relocate or establish a branch in the Coastal Bend region. Fonseca met with representatives and talked about the support from the Center including feasibility studies to test the market for competitiveness, demand, and regulations before making further investment.

The next step is to evaluate the feasibility and market competitiveness for each one of these Danish companies.  

“It is exciting to be touting the Innovation Center across the world,” he said. “The program-based model we designed and the business climate of South Texas are ripe for this kind of foreign involvement.”

Fonseca also presented to the Russian-American Forum on Business Incubation about attracting and retaining strong customers.

The Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center has assisted more than 116 companies in the Coastal Bend with 29 companies being currently assisted. There were 148 full time jobs created as of June 2014, and a total of $3,699,071 in revenue by current clients of the Innovation Center from for the first half of 2014. For more information, visit

The Innovation Center assists clients in cultivating their innovative product, process or service at various stages of the business. Each program offered is designed, through mentoring and coaching, to accelerate the process of commercialization of ideas at different levels of development.