*The Innovation[X] program is currently transitioning from TAMU School of Innovation into LAUNCH. Innovation[X] will still deliver the same great research opportunities to students and faculty--the program is not changing. During this transition, some content is housed on both the LAUNCH website and the TAMU School of Innovation's website. We thank you for your patience as we migrate content over. 

The Innovation[X] Program proceeds from the basic idea that productive multidisciplinary collaboration is fundamental to solving big problems. To that end, we have developed a program that brings together faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students from across campus to work on year-long, research-based projects that address real-world issues. 

Since our 2019-20 pilot year, the Innovation[X] Program has sponsored 21 projects with grants of $20,000. The projects ranged from laser-guided weed control to on-campus food insecurity to the COVID pandemic, and have engaged 100+ faculty members and 300+ students. The 2021-22 cohort will feature 10 projects, and activity will begin in August 2021. In the near future the program plans to add more topic-related calls, as well as corporate and NGO challenges.

Check out our full website at to find info on the faculty proposal process, the student application process, and learn about all of our current and former projects. 



Learn more about our 2021-2022 I[X] projects or view the virtual poster gallery by clicking the buttons below.


For questions about the Innovation[X] Program, please contact Assistant Director Emily Finbow at