TTU's strategic Tier One plan calls for more business ventures

Texas Tech's plan for attaining Tier One status includes a much deeper relationship with West Texas businesses including expanded opportunities for companies to sponsor tuition for their employees, establishing a formal corporate relations program, and participating in more capital venture spin-outs of Texas Tech inventions or discoveries. 

Texas Tech and six other state universities had an April 1st deadline to submit their strategic plan to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  They're competing for state money to help sustain $45 million per year in restricted research, which is one of the criteria for a Tier One university.

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