The mission of the HSC Next team, at The UNT Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth, is to engage with campus innovators, manage the HSC intellectual property portfolio, incubate startup companies and build a stronger Fort Worth community for entrepreneurs.


Innovation is changing Fort Worth. Start-ups and a spirit of entrepreneurship are transforming the city known for Cowboys and Culture into a hub for innovative ideas and businesses. The HSC Next team brings knowledge, experience, resources and connections to catalyze innovation. 

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth has embarked on an ambitious campaign to invest in entrepreneurship and to develop an innovative mindset.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Technology Grants

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Placement
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Health and Safety Training
  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Technology Transfer
  • Wet Lab Incubator

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Research


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Operations and Logistics

  • Health and Safety Training

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • International Regulatory Compliance
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Lab Space
  • Wet Lab

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Technology Transfer


  • Health and Safety Training
  • Health Care Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Robert McClain
550 Bailey Ave.
5th Floor
Fort Worth, TX 76107