The Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) have announced the launch of a new initiative that will support MSM’s commercialization efforts to create health technology start-ups. The effort brings Georgia Tech’s globally recognized technology incubator – the Advanced Technology Development Center – to the MSM campus,
A Raleigh-based investment firm focused on growing life sciences and healthcare companies is more than halfway to its $1.5 billion goal with its latest announcement. The NovaQuest Pharma Opportunities Fund V has reported raising an additional $146 million, bringing its total to $892.75 million. Read more here.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first article in a two-part series describing Mac5 Technical Services in Oak Ridge and the way it is addressing client needs by engaging a team of seasoned Oak Ridge researchers.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA The camaraderie is distinctive as these colleagues, all
The Appalachian Region Commission serves parts of 13 states, starting in New York and ending in Mississippi. With such a large footprint, the organization’s annual conference is not always as convenient for Tennesseans as the 2019 event is. Under the banner of “Appalachia Strong,” the annual event is set for September
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
Several organizations in Birmingham have developed a three-element tool to help local entrepreneurs. The Birmingham Business Alliance, Alabama Capital Network and University of Alabama at Birmingham joined forces to create the Bham BizHub. The website, now in beta testing, was developed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners find their
The Georgia Institute of Technology has named an Interim Vice President to lead its 160-person Enterprise Innovation Institute that includes the state’s Manufacturing Extension Program. The interim leader is Karen Fite, a 26-year veteran of the institution and its economic development programs. Learn more here.
By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Networks, connections and introductions do really matter as any successful entrepreneur knows. That’s certainly the case with a new project underway in Chattanooga, thanks to an introduction that one spouse made for another. Tony Skjellum, Director of the SimCenter at the University of
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
Atlanta Inno’s The Beat reports that registration for the 12th annual “Venture Atlanta” conference, which connects Southern tech companies with investors, is now open. This year’s event is set for October 16 and 17. There’s an early registration deadline of August 2.