Academic and corporate partners will be integrated into a robust environment of educational events, demonstrations and hack-a-thons. The Ion will also include programming focused on workforce development, job training and digital skills training.
Come join us at the Ion’s temporary home, 1301 Fannin, to participate in lunch and learns, gain skills and connect with Houston innovators today.
Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers
Station Houston is Houston’s preeminent innovation incubator. Station will coordinate The Ion’s programming to bring corporations, entrepreneurs, academics and non-profits together.
Station Houston aims to transform Houston into a world-leading hub for technology innovation and entrepreneurship. This vision unfolds as a vibrant community where people live, work and play, with Station serving as the connective tissue fostering our culture of innovation.
The Accelerator and Prototyping Lab are supported by Microsoft, Intel, Station Houston, TX/RX, a nonprofit makerspace, and the City of Houston.
Startups in the first cohort leverage this support, as they tackle Houston’s transportation, resiliency, and other needs, such as flow of information, data analysis and engagement, infrastructure, prototyping and develop their solutions.
The Ion Smart Cities Accelerator and Prototyping Lab draws its strength from Houston’s imaginative, innovative, and inspirational ecosystem; complementing the Mayor’s efforts to connect ideas, people, and communities and making our ecosystem even more robust.
The Ion Academic Network is bringing together ten of Houston's two-and four-year secondary educational institutions to offer collaborative programming. Five pilot programs are currently in development: