LST and its Knoxville Academic Alliance launching “Scipreneur Challenge” on September 5

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Life Science Tennessee’s (LST) “Scipreneur Challenge” is coming to East Tennessee this fall. Based on the TechVenture Challenge that was launched several years ago by Vanderbilt University’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization with support from LST, the program was expanded to Memphis

Tyson Foods invests heavily in innovation

No doubt you’ve heard of Tyson Foods and, for sure, you’ve probably eaten chicken from the company. How important is innovation to the 85-year old company? It just opened a two-story, 26,000 square-foot Manufacturing Automation Center facility that has four research areas including a machine vision technology lab and another

UT planning two-week I-Corps South session starting October 3

“I-Corps South is for anyone developing a technology which they want to build a company around,” Shawn Carson says. He’s the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Program Director for the National Science Foundation (NSF)-connected initiative that is now accepting applications (click here) for its regional cohort for this fall. The two-week program,

DigiTrax releases new Jam Hits product for musicians

The latest newsletter from DigiTrax Entertainment, the Knoxville-based company, included an announcement of a new product series that showcases the company’s ability to quickly produce custom versions of hit songs. The product, named Jam Hits, provides tracks that are recordings of smash-hit tunes that have the guitar, drum, or bass