2020 UTRF Technology Maturation Grant – Call for Submissions

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is announcing a call for submissions for the twelfth annual UTRF Technology Maturation Grant program. The annual maturation program aims to assist researches in advancing new technologies on the path to market by awarding up to $15,000 in direct costs to the highest ranking proposals. The program is… Read More

Electro-Active Technologies licenses biorefinery innovations jointly patented by ORNL and UTRF

Electro-Active Technologies, Inc., of Knoxville, Tenn., has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies invented and patented by the startup’s co-founders while working at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel. The system combines biology and electrochemistry… Read More

UTRF Takes UT Prototype to Market to Help Hospitals Cut Costs on IV Drug Use

The story of the TEL BOXX: a partnership between UT and UTRF to address a relevant need, prepare a product for market, and create positive impact.  As hospitals across the country see an increase in patients addicted to heroin and other injectable opioids, they’re also facing new treatment challenges: patients with a history of intravenous… Read More