Tennessee’s colleges and universities are centers of innovation and creative thinking. Launch Tennessee and its network of Entrepreneur Centers create opportunities for campus research teams to bring their ideas from the patent process to market.

CO.STARTERS + Researchers

CO.STARTERS + Researchers targets graduate-level research and MBA students looking to commercialize their research.

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Innovation Exchange

The Innovation Exchange engages corporate, entrepreneur and institutional stakeholders for industry-driven conversations about a sector’s market challenges and solutions.

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SBIR|STTR Microgrants

Launch Tennessee Microgrants are available to Tennessee-based early-stage companies that are or will be applying for an SBIR/STTR Phase I, Phase II or Fast-Track award.

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Technology Transfer Offices

Tech Transfer Offices help convert research into business. Launch Tennessee connects inventors and investors to the offices to commercialize innovations that come out of state research institutions.

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ARC’s POWER Grant

This week we were thrilled to learn that Launch Tennessee was selected to receive a $500,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). We have had a five year partnership with ARC and piloted many new entrepreneurial programs which have led to job creation, capital investment and workforce development in … read more

7 Videos To Inspire Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs looking for a place to start their businesses are often told their choice is binary: New York or California. At Launch Tennessee, we’re determined to break that assumption. We are proud to announce an inspiring video series featuring national business leaders and entrepreneurs discussing the thriving startup scene in … read more