Inaugural “Venture Match” set for next Tuesday

Venture MatchIt’s less than a week before the inaugural session in the “2014 East Tennessee Venture Match” series occurs.

Medical devices and imaging will be the focus for this first program that begins at 5 p.m. next Tuesday (February 25) at the new Proton Therapy Center, 6450 Provision Cares Way.  

Sponsor of the overall series is Bass Berry & Sims. The East Tennessee series is organized by Launch Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tech 20/20 and the University of Tennessee (UT) Research Foundation.

In a previous article, Launch Tennessee’s Jill Van Beke explained the reason that her organization has not only renewed the Knoxville/Oak Ridge series for another year, but also expanded it to other parts of the state.

“The intent of ‘Venture Match’ is to host opportunities for meaningful dialogue with some of our top innovators, to explore market interest in current research, and to match entrepreneurs and industry with inventors and their technologies,” she said.

The February 25 event will include six presentations on technologies in the topical space. In addition to The Proton Therapy Center, other presenters include:

  • Chad Seaver of Arkis Biosciences.
  • Michael Johnson on a Neonatal Monitoring System.
  • Jayne Wu and Shige Eda on a Rapid Disease Detector.
  • Karen Tobias on UTClip, large wound healing technology.
  • Ken Tobin on ORNL’s biomedical portfolio.

Registration is free, but pre-registration is requested. To do so, click here.

The remaining two sessions, all set for 5 to 7 p.m., are:

  • Data Analytics and Visualization on March 25, hosted by PYA Analytics at Cherokee Mills; and
  • Advanced Manufacturing on April 29 at ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility.

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