Category: Innovation

First application period for State of Tennessee FY20 SBIR/STTR matching program now open

Launch Tennessee announced yesterday that it is now accepting applications for the state-funded matching program for recipients of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. FY20 funding has been increased to $3 million, thanks to a recommendation by the Lee Administration and action by the

One local company part of latest awards from DOE’s “Technology Commercialization Fund”

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) and its “Technology Commercialization Fund” (TCF). More than $4.5 million of the funding was targeted for 11 projects involving Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and

Third edition of “AgLaunch Bootcamp” now history after Friday’s finale

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Each of the participating entrepreneurs had nothing but positive comments to say about their experience last week during the third edition of the “AgLaunch Bootcamp.” Hosted by Memphis-based AgLaunch and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, the bootcamp was an intense educational and awareness experience

New East Tennessee AgTech Meetup group convening tonight at Elkmont Exchange

During Friday’s “AgLaunch Bootcamp” finale, an announcement was made that there’s a new group of individuals interested in agricultural technologies who are convening monthly. Walter Cromer, Founder and Chief Idea Officer at Eden Concepts and a participant in last year’s “AgLaunch Bootcamp,” has organized the East Tennessee AgTech Meetup. The

Additional featured speakers announced for next month’s “36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival”

Launch Tennessee has announced additional speakers for next month’s “36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival” in Nashville. Set for August 28 and 29 at five different venues in the downtown area, the updated featured speaker lineup includes: Alex Fenkel, Co-Founder of SmileDirectClub, a pioneer in doctor-directed, remote invisible aligner therapy. Founded in 2014,

DENSO grant to help fund autonomous electric vehicle project at Tennessee Tech

Students in Tennessee Tech University’s new vehicle engineering program won’t just learn about autonomous electric vehicles. Thanks to a new grant from DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, they will help develop a new, open-access autonomous vehicle platform. The $45,000 award provides not quite one-half of the required funding.