490 BioTech wins Innov865 Alliance’s Startup Day; Dr. Peter Tsai is Recognized for Global Pandemic Support

Innov865 Week Ends with a Virtual Celebration of Trailblazing Entrepreneurs and Life-changing Impact KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The startup 490 BioTech, which developed bioluminescent human cells to show changes in cellular health, won the Innov865 Judges’ Choice Award at Startup Day 2020 with a pitch that explained how its technology can improve development of pharmaceuticals. “Healthy… Read More

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

UTRF Joins SEC Collaboration to Match Entrepreneurial Talent with University Startups

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is joining technology transfer offices across all 14 SEC schools to address a common challenge: building strong startup management teams that attract the eye of early-stage investors. Together the universities are launching the Southeast Executives-on-Roster (XOR) platform, which matches experienced entrepreneurial talent with university-affiliated startups in need of… Read More