Sponsorship is a critical element for IdeaFactory initiatives to continue.  Team support and product development can range from a few hundred dollars to costs exceeding $100,000.

IdeaFactory is committed to sustainable activities through commercializing the tools emerging. However, to make these tools affordable to educators and other groups and maximize societal impact, the are priced close to cost.

We gratefully acknowledge the following organizations for support:


TCU has supported IdeaFactory with funds for human resources, student teams, and pending space in the Rees-Jones Building.
Dr. Eric Simanek is the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry, a position provides him time to pursue IdeaFactory initiatives.
The National Science Foundation provided Dr. Simanek with funds to advance education initiatives that are ultimately realized in the Pangea Mat & Cutter, Dance of the Continents and Plate Detective.


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About TCU Idea Factory

The TCU IdeaFactory is an educational initiative from the College of Science and Engineering aimed at providing TCU undergraduates out-of-the-box experiences in creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Contact Us

Eric Simanek, 817-257-5355

Cedric James , 817-257-4913