UT Researcher Makes a Business of Turning Organic Waste Into Fuel

Harnessing the power of communities can achieve great things, both in academia and the petri dish. Just ask the University of Tennessee’s Alex Lewis, whose interdisciplinary education in biology, energy science, and engineering led to the cofounding of Electro-Active Technologies, a revolutionary startup making low-cost, renewable products from organic waste streams. Originally from Northern California,… Read More

Following the Molecules: From Drug Discovery to Entrepreneurship

A new startup born at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis aims to reshape treatment for pediatric leukemia and neuroblastoma. SEAK Therapeutics, LLC, began in the research lab of Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Wei Li, who also serves as the Director of the UT College of Pharmacy Drug Discovery Center. In 2017,… Read More

UTRF Cosponsors Knoxville Scipreneur Challenge to Advance STEM Entrepreneurship

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is involved in an exciting new endeavor to support entrepreneurship in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), along with the commercialization of intellectual property in the Knoxville region. In partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, UTRF is cosponsoring the Knoxville Scipreneur Challenge,… Read More