Firm Focused on Incubation of Untapped Deep Technologies at the University Level

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. -- October 1, 2020 – Technology entrepreneur and venture capitalist Trey Watson announced today the launch of an Alabama-based startup incubator and investment firm, Watson Industries, focused on the acquisition and development of deep technologies from academic research spaces. The company’s scope will include the development of technologies from multiple sectors, including aerospace, agriculture, consumer electronics, healthcare, and more.  

As part of a long-term vision to solve world problems, Watson established the firm as a way to bring forward technologies that would otherwise not make it to market but that make a significant and measurable impact to critical shared issues like access to food, eradication of disease, fossil fuel waste, etc. Initial partnerships will be developed in the world’s best academic research facilities to fund technologies so that they can come to market. 

“Fixing the world’s problems cannot happen in a vacuum,” said Watson. “It is mission-critical to find technologies that will actually make a positive change in our world and give businesses the foundation they need to make those technologies a reality. Watson Industries is the beginning of a new era of business, where the focus on bettering the world is more than only an aspiration, it is a mission.”  

Watson and his companies focus on delivering the tools needed for technology companies, groundbreaking entrepreneurs, visionary executives, and informed consumers so they can unite on addressing issues that affect everyone. His mission represents an ethical and moral obligation to fuel a long-term collective effort on solving these problems, through innovative technologies and human ingenuity. 


Watson Industries holds USD 1 billion in technology assets that are rigorously built and curated to make a foundational impact on solving major world problems. Watson Industries has developed, acquired, and sold properties in electronics, agriculture, aerospace, chemicals, energy, technology, and more, including several on the Fortune 500 list. Properties are chosen and developed based on how large an impact they can have on future technologies and solutions and stress-tested with some of the brightest scientific minds in academia and industry. The successful output of these ventures has demonstrated a consistent 100% growth rate year over year for the past five years. 

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