Four UTK student businesses share $30,000 in latest “Boyd Venture Challenge” competition

Four businesses owned by students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) were awarded a total of $30,000 in seed funds in the spring 2020 “Boyd Venture Challenge.” The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Haslam College of Business hosts the annual grant competition. Two companies – Brakefields LLC and

USAF accepting applications for next Catalyst Accelerator

The U.S. Air Force Research Lab’s Space Vehicles Directorate is now accepting applications for the next cohort of its Catalyst Accelerator. The 12-week, semi-residential program, located in Colorado Springs, is designed to increase the Air Force’s awareness and rapid acquisition of commercial, dual-use space technology by providing relevant business development

DOE announces intent to fund coal products innovation centers

The U.S. Department of Energy announced last week that it intends to make approximately $122 million available, through a competitive process, to establish coal products innovation centers. Located in what are termed “coal producing basins,” the innovation centers would focus on manufacturing value-added, carbon-based products from coal, as well developing