Innov865 Week Highlights (2)

Knoxville Helps Pave Way for Grow BioPlastics  by Steve Trosky of the Knoxville News Sentinel Grow Bioplastics is a Knoxville startup company that is working to commercialize plant-based biodegradable plastic made from lignin, a renewable waste stream from the paper industry. It also is the epitome of what entrepreneurship is in the Knoxville area. The… Read More

Innov865 Week Highlights – Knoxville Entrepreneurs Are Making Their Mark

Innov865 Week is something that we think is very important for a couple of reasons,” said Stacey Patterson, associate vice president for research at the University of Tennessee and vice president of UTRF. “It allows people to better know what is going on, to be aware, and it allows us to celebrate some successes that we’ve had… Read More

East Tennessee Research Institutes and Their Role in Building a Startup Culture

Startup Southerner Article by Lena Anthony Innov865 Week is a week-long series of events, taking place September 19-23, 2016, to celebrate and showcase Knoxville as a great place for entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses. We have partnered with the Innov865 Alliance to bring you stories of innovation born in East Tennessee. Today, we’re taking a look at two giants… Read More