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November 17, 2013 | Tom Ballard

UTRF announces two school records, issues annual report

UTRF2The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) just released its FY13 annual report.

The colorful and insightful document is available for downloading in a PDF format by clicking here. In a separate news release, the organization cited two school records in the past year – 145 inventions disclosed and 87 U.S. patent applications filed.

UTRF President Dave Washburn noted in his annual report introduction several activities undertaken over the past several years “to invigorate and re-establish the technology commercialization function at UT.” They range from “defining the right metrics for success” to forging partnerships and strengthening staffing.

“Growth is the next phase of UTRF’s strategy,” Washburn says in his message, citing several new initiatives previously posted on One is the upcoming “Tennessee Venture Challenge,” a competition built around commercialization of UT inventions. Another is the “Drug Discovery Support Program.”

The annual report also includes information on two UTRF subsidiary companies – Cherokee Farm Development Corporation and TennEra, LLC, as well as profiles on two companies using UTRF technology – Hubble Telemedical and Quire.

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