University of Tennessee Research Foundation

Address
600 S. Henley St. Knoxville, TN 37996

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Address
910 Madison Ave. Suite 827 Memphis, TN 38163

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Contact

David Millhorn
UTRF President & CEO
(865) 974-1883
millhorn@tennessee.edu

Richard Magid
UTRF Vice President
(901) 448-1562
rmagid1@uthsc.edu

The mission of UTRF is to encourage innovation, enhance research, and facilitate economic development. UTRF achieves these goals by commercializing intellectual property created within the University of Tennessee system.

From offices in Knoxville and Memphis, the UT Research Foundation (UTRF) serves as a bridge between researchers and industry, entrepreneurs and investors. UTRF facilitates the transfer of inventions to the private sector, providing the public with new products that are the result of academic-research funding.

Target Sectors

  • Agriculture – biofuels, crops & germplasms, research tools & reagents
  • Biotechnology – cellulosic materials, energy, bioinformatics, sensors
  • Chemistry – materials, software, drug design
  • Engineering – solar, industrial, chemical processes
  • Health Sciences – diagnostics, medical devices, compounds, therapeutics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Veterinary Sciences – devices, simulations

Key Programs

By The Numbers

$300 million

Research Expenditure

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