Last year’s inaugural “Venture Match” series, piloted in East Tennessee, was so successful that it is being continued this year and also expanded to other parts of the state.
The three-session “2014 Venture Match” in Knoxville kicks-off at 5 p.m. February 25 with a focus on medical devices and imaging. Given the theme, it is only natural that the event would be held at the new Proton Therapy Center, 6450 Provision Cares Way.
Sponsor of the overall series is Bass Berry & Sims. The East Tennessee series is organized by Launch Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tech 20/20 and the University of Tennessee Research Foundation.
“The intent of ‘Venture Match’ is to host opportunities for meaningful dialogue with some of our top innovators, to explore market interest in current research, and to match entrepreneurs and industry with inventors and their technologies,” according to Jill Van Beke, Director of Corporate Engagement for Launch Tennessee.
“Commercialization of technology is a contact sport – the more opportunities to connect people and engage them in conversation, the better for our chances for a match,” she added. “Programs like these can help all of us build our networks and encourage collaborative, innovative thinking.”
The February 25 event will include six presentations on technologies in the topical space. In addition to The Proton Therapy Center, other presenters include:
- Chad Seaver of Arkis Biosciences.
- Michael Johnson on a Neonatal Monitoring System.
- Jayne Wu and Shige Eda on a Rapid Disease Detector.
- Karen Tobias on UTClip, large wound healing technology.
- Ken Tobin on ORNL’s biomedical portfolio.
Registration is free, but pre-registration is requested. To do so, click here.
The remaining two sessions, all set for 5 to 7 p.m., are:
- Data Analytics and Visualization on March 25, hosted by PYA Analytics at Cherokee Mills; and
- Advanced Manufacturing on April 29 at ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility.