TEES envisioned a center that would take a 'top-down' approach to research projects versus a typical 'bottom-up' approach, and on September 1, 1994, the Texas Center for Applied Technology (TCAT) was born. Unlike the traditional research center created to promote specific technology areas, TCAT pursues enterprising research projects that fulfill client needs while inserting new technologies into society that promote economic growth and an improved quality of life.
TCAT hires world-class scientists and engineers to solve real problems for its customers. The TCAT team consists of 39 employees with experience in academia, military, and industry. Among our researchers, 24 hold advanced degrees. With offices in both College Station and San Antonio, we place employees where they are needed throughout the country.
TCAT has the ability to cross interdisciplinary academic boundaries and to couple research strengths with experiences and successes of private industry, military, and other governmental agencies. TCAT is a trusted government and industry partner. Our customers can count on us to solve their toughest problems with real-world solutions. Although long-term relationships are common at TCAT, we also partner with many customers on single projects.
By tapping into the vast resources of The Texas A&M University System and its centers, TCAT can quickly respond to the needs of our clients. Our highly specialized team and interdisciplinary research centers allow us to bring the right mix of talent, experience, and creativity to every project. In this way, TCAT can better assist organizations to stay on the forefront of technology, to plan for future projects, and to solve current problems. We help customers develop commercial products, build prototypes, and conduct real-time, real-scenario performance testing.
As part of a not for profit state agency, TCAT can provide the cost effective solutions that meet the needs of our public and private sector clients.