2018 Innovation Awards

UTRF 2018 Innovation Awards Celebrate UT Researchers

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) celebrated the researchers whose achievements made 2018 a record-breaking year at the annual Innovation Awards ceremonies, held December 4 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and December 5 at The Foundry on the Fair Site in Knoxville. The Innovation Awards recognize the researchers from… Read More

Inventor Spotlight Scott Lenaghan

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Scott Lenaghan

Scott Lenaghan, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) and holds an adjunct position in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE). His research focuses primarily on synthetic biology and bioengineering, and his lab is nationally recognized for its research… 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