“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,
Kingsport-based Eastman announced last week that the specialty products company has extended its research agreements with North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina. The first agreement was executed in 2012 and, with the extensions, now run through 2025. The value of the one with North Carolina State
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, 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.
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
Just a reminder that it is not too late to register for the upcoming “Innov865 Investor Series” forum featuring Terry Edwards, Chair of the Board of Directors of Perfect Serve, and Brandon Bruce, Co-Founder and former Chief Operating Officer of Cirrus Insight. They will be sharing their journeys in starting
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
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
How important is artificial intelligence (AI) to companies and their growth strategies? A new report from research firm says that AI is a priority for about one in two companies although only 25 percent of firms already using AI have a company-wide strategy. Learn more about the findings here.
By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA When we interviewed Brandon Bruce for this recent article about the inaugural event for the new Knoxville Technology Council (KTech), he promised that it would be unique in a number of ways, and last Thursday’s gathering at Jewelry TV in West Knoxville clearly