Category: Innovation

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

IU Ventures focused on three major programs

IU Ventures, formerly known as the Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation, has three programs designed to foster connections to support, invest in and grow innovative new enterprises with IU affiliations. They are the IU Philanthropic Venture Fund, The Quarry, and the IU Angel Network. Learn more about them here.

Patrick Hunt says Lirio has “grown quite a bit”

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA “We’ve grown quite a bit,” Patrick Hunt, Chief Strategy Officer at Lirio, says of the West Knoxville company that specializes in hyper-personalized communications to influence individual’s decisions and actions. To illustrate the point, he cites a staff level that is approaching 50 employees

Electro-Active Technologies executes two licenses for inventions jointly patented by ORNL and UT

One of the start-ups in Cohort 3 of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) “Innovation Crossroads” program has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies invented and patented by the company’s Co-Founders. Electro-Active Technologies Inc. was launched by Abhijeet Borole, who spent more than 20 years at ORNL, and Alex Lewis who, as

Leader of Apple’s Machine Learning + Accessibility Research Group added to “36|86” program

With a little more than a week before its annual “36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival” begins, Launch Tennessee has announced the addition of  another interesting speaker. He is Jeffrey P. Bigham, the leader of the Machine Learning + Accessibility Research Group at Apple. His research is focused on intelligent systems designed to