2019 UTRF Innovation Awards Honor Ground-Breaking Achievements in Innovation and Commercialization

Dr. Peter Tsai honored with prestigious Innovator Hall of Fame Award The 2019 University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) Innovation Awards celebrated a banner year in innovation and marketplace success for university-based technologies. The Knoxville awards ceremony, held on December 4, recognized the UT researchers whose innovations better society. 2019 honorees included researchers who patented… 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