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March 28th, 2016

March 28th, 2016

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

LifeSciTN’s “Ask the Experts” Session Set for Thursday at South College
Teknovation
Just a reminder that Life Science Tennessee’s “Ask the Experts” Knoxville event is scheduled for thisThursday, March 31, starting at 12 noon at South College, 400 Goody’s Lane. The event includes a tour of the College’s new School of Pharmacy labs that are being made available to help area start-ups. There will also be a panel discussion about technology transfer and economic development. Check out the panelists here!

Logistics Investors Launch Supply-Chain Technology Accelerator
The Wall Street Journal
A group of logistics entrepreneurs is launching a Silicon Valley-style accelerator for supply-chain technology startups, aiming to draw new investment and talent to the freight business. The founders say they will run the Dynamo program alongside a $12 million logistics venture fund in Chattanooga, Tenn. The accelerator will have a $3 million budget raised from the fund and other partners to put toward startups focused on logistics-oriented technologies such as autonomous-truck operations, drones and software.

The Company Lab to Host Reverse Pitch Event
Nooga.com
Community members who want to help solve real-world business problems can participate in The Company Lab’s Reverse Pitch event  tomorrow night. “The challenges our Reverse Pitch presenters are asking startups to address could have implications far outside Chattanooga if the right solutions are identified,” CO.LAB communications director Tia Capps said via email. Find all of the event details here!

University of Memphis FedEx Institute Hosts Biomaterials Conference
High Ground News
Last week the University of Memphis and University of Tennessee Health Science Center, together with Vanderbilt University and University of Kentucky hosted Biomaterials Day 2016 at the FedEx Institute on the UofM campus. The day-long event focused on biomaterials and the world of academia, industry, and entrepreneurship after graduation.

Whose Gig is it Anyway?
The Chattanooga Pulse
“We, like all cities and counties, have an issue of a digital divide,” says Kelly McCarthy. “People throw the term around all the time, but I’m not a huge fan of the term.” And while some people dismiss the idea of a digital divide because so many have Internet access on a smart phone, McCarthy says the issue is much deeper than lack of Internet access.

Why Local Investors Put Money in Health Care Innovation Beyond Nashville
Nashville Business Journal
Nashville’s well-positioned to innovate in health care: We’ve got the nation’s largest hospital companies, investors who made their money building and selling to those companies, and a bevy of creative, entrepreneurial-minded folks who can easily be convinced to turn their songwriting efforts into reshaping health care. That’s the theory, anyways.

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