UTRF Launches Business Plan Competition For Academic-Affiliated Startups

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) has announced the formation of a new business plan competition aimed at academic-affiliated startup companies. The competition, named Tennessee Venture Challenge (TVC), will be held in April 2014 and is designed to encourage students, researchers and community members to create new, sustainable businesses in the state of Tennessee.… Read More

UT Research Foundation Helps Faculty Start Businesses

By Hugh G. Willett, Knoxville News Sentinel KNOXVILLE – Over the last fiscal year the University of Tennessee Research Foundation has helped establish nine startup companies based on technology developed by university faculty. The number of startups is double the previous year and an indication that the program is meeting its goal of promoting and… Read More

High-Tech Startup Companies Resulting From UT Technology More Than Double

Responding to the challenge from national and state leaders to increase and encourage more innovation, the University of Tennessee helped establish nine startup companies based on technology developed by UT faculty over the last fiscal year, more than doubling the total from a year ago. The companies licensed technology from the University through the UT… Read More