Within Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, there are many resources that could be used to help in building your collaborations.
Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC)
Disclosures, IP, Licensing, and Startups: (please start with your home institution)
Rice: Office of the Registrar
Outside BCM and Rice
Technology Collaboration Center of Houston (TCC) - Independent organization which focuses on building more partnerships within Space, Medicine and Energy communities as well as many other areas. TCC hosts Events and Collaboration Concierge Service.