Rice University is dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation and creativity, where students, faculty, and staff are empowered to explore new ideas, push boundaries, and drive progress. We envision a future where our community is at the forefront of discovery and breakthroughs in a wide range of fields, using their knowledge and skills to solve the world's most pressing challenges. Through collaboration, experimentation, and a commitment to excellence, we will be a leader in creating a better future for all.


Welcome to the Office of Innovation

Our mission is to be a catalyst for innovation, discovery, and creativity by fostering an environment of academic excellence, interdisciplinary collaboration, and entrepreneurial spirit. We aim to create a culture that encourages our faculty, staff, and students to think outside the box and tackle the complex issues of our time. We strive to be a leader in the transfer of knowledge and technology to the public and private sectors, to promote economic development, and to improve the quality of life for our communities. We are committed to being a premier institution for the advancement of new ideas and the development of the next generation of leaders and innovators.

Our vision at Rice University's Office of Innovation is to create a world where the journey from groundbreaking ideas to successful market implementation is facilitated and nurtured. We believe that whether it's a technological innovation, a musical masterpiece, or a social enterprise, every visionary endeavor deserves a clear and supported pathway to make a lasting impact. In collaboration with the vibrant Rice and Houston ecosystem, we strive to connect individuals and organizations, transcending industries and backgrounds, to unlock a network of partners, investors, and clients who share our passion for transformative innovation. Together, we shape a future where innovation knows no bounds.

Campus Location

Allen Center, Suite 411E
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Mailing Address

Office of Innovation
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892, MS-5
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Contact Information