Working with UTRF: From our offices in Knoxville and Memphis, the UT Research Foundation (UTRF) serves as a bridge between researchers and industry, entrepreneurs, and investors. The commercialization process starts with innovators working in labs, clinics, greenhouses, offices, and classrooms throughout the University of Tennessee. UTRF then facilitates the transfer of inventions to the private sector, providing to the public the benefit of new products which are the result of academic-research funding. This creates new jobs and new companies that boost the economy while also producing income for the inventors and the university.
Start here by submitting an invention disclosure form. Additional forms include the material transfer agreements.