A Decade in Review: UTRF from 2010 to 2020

The innovation landscape is constantly evolving with new products, services, and companies entering the market each year. Looking back over the past decade, we’re presented with a long list of accomplishments in commercialization because the faculty, staff, and students at the University of Tennessee continue to develop new intellectual property that shapes the future of… Read More

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