We’re Hiring – Technology Manager, Multi-Campus Knoxville Office

UTRF’s Knoxville office is seeking an Assistant/Associate/Full Technology Manager with a background in STEM who is interested in bringing early-stage technologies to market. Apply for the position here.   Reporting to the Vice President of UTRF, the Technology Manager will be involved in all aspects of the technology transfer process. Specifically, the Technology Manager will… Read More

Spotlight on Entrepreneurship: Monica Jablonski of OculoTherapy wins People’s Choice Award at Equalize 2022 pitch competition

Glaucoma is the number one cause of irreversible blindness, with 3 million people around the country currently being treated for the disease. Monica Jablonski, a University of Tennessee Health Science Center researcher, studies the various causes of blinding disorders to develop better treatments used to limit vision loss. Her startup, OculoTherapy, offers a novel treatment,… Read More

Cultivating Appalachia, One Agriculture Startup at a Time

Two startups created from University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture technologies recently participated in the AgLaunch Cultivate Appalachia Bootcamp, a workshop co-sponsored by UTRF that is designed to demonstrate business fundamentals and training on innovations within the agriculture industry. The Cultivate Appalachia Bootcamp is the first official program of the Appalachian AgriFood Innovation Cluster, coordinated… Read More