Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Statewide Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerators

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced today nine Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerators will be established throughout the state to assist Tennessee entrepreneurs. The accelerators will provide mentoring, education and training, strategic and technical support, and assistance identifying sources of capital. “The Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerators will be an incredible asset… Read More

Dick Gourley Named Interim President Of The UT Research Foundation; David Washburn Takes Over Knoxville-Based Office

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF), the not-for-profit organization responsible for commercializing technology created by UT faculty, welcomes new leadership. Dick Gourley, former dean of the College of Pharmacy at the UT Health Science Center (UTHSC), is interim president of the foundation. Gourley stepped down earlier this month as dean, a position he held… Read More

Call For Submissions: UTRF Maturation Funding Program

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is announcing a call for submissions for the fifth annual maturation funding program. Proposals are due by Nov. 18, 2011. The program helps UT researchers further develop technologies that have potential for commercial success. Up to $15,000 (direct costs) will be awarded to the highest ranking proposals. Rules… Read More