It took more than a decade, but the result of persistence and patience is truly significant with Friday afternoon’s announcement (see news release here and post from Tennessee Today site here) that Volkswagen, the number two manufacturer of automobiles in the world, will open its first innovation hub in North
Friday’s announcement of the new Volkswagen Innovation Hub at the University of Tennessee (UT) Research Park drew a trio of senior VW executives, at least two of whom are based in Wolfsburg, Germany; two members of Congress; a number of state legislators; and locally-elected officials including new Knoxville Mayor Indya
The Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) Board of Directors on which I serve adopted an updated strategic plan at its quarterly meeting on Thursday. In her opening comments ahead of presentations by each of the LaunchTN staff members, Margaret Dolan, the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer, emphasized several points including the
Michelle French, Founder of ZoeVET, a company we recently spotlighted in this teknovation.biz article, will discuss her entrepreneurial journey at this week’s first Life Science Tennessee “Beer & Biotech” meet-up of 2020. The event runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. January 23 at Alliance Brewing Company, 1130 Sevier Avenue, Knoxville. To
The Brookings Institution has spotlighted the Gig City in other blog post under this headline: “How Chattanooga, Tenn. is leveraging digital inclusion to open its innovation district to all.” Click here to read the post.
Any person who has lived very long has experienced one or more of the proverbial “kicks in the teeth” that could negatively impact a life forever. How the individual responds is a testament to their make-up and their resilience but, better yet, what if there was a way to mitigate
The venture industry deployed $136.5 billion in U.S.-based companies in 2019, surpassing the $130 billion-mark for the second consecutive year, according to the latest report from the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor. The report also noted that, although venture-backed exit activity cooled off in the fourth quarter, 2019 recorded another annual record
Here’s a new accelerator that baby boomers like me can appreciate. Techstars and the Melinda Gates-backed Pivotal Ventures firm have teamed-up to launch the “Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator.” Applications are being accepted through April 5, and the program itself will take place in Washington, D.C. in July and August.
The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) has a permanent Executive Director. David Clayton, who has been serving in an interim capacity for the last six months, assumed the permanent role at the start of the year. Founded in 2007, CU-ICAR is an advanced-technology research campus where education,
If fintech is your thing, you will want to put this event on your calendar. The Technology Association of Georgia has announced that more than 45 financial technology leaders have joined the initial lineup of keynote and breakout session speakers for the “FinTech South 2020 Conference” set for April 20 and 21 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium