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Q&A: Statheros keeping Air Force pilots safe from radar-based missiles 

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of posts about companies LaunchTN has supported through the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund.  Launch Tennessee supports companies, like Statheros, by helping them apply for the Small Business Innovation Research program.  The SBIR/STTR programs, colloquially known as America’s Seed Fund, are the country’s biggest source of early-stage funding for […]

SkyNano celebrates opening of new facility in Louisville, Tennessee

East Tennessee science-based technology company SkyNano opened its new 20,000-square-foot facility in Louisville, TN, on March 20, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, where the Launch Tennessee CEO gave remarks.  “SkyNano is a quintessential success story,” LaunchTN CEO Lindsey Cox said.   The new Wrights Ferry Road in Louisville, Tennessee will allow for expansion, including additional team […]

TTAC partners with University of Memphis to boost entrepreneurial activity in West Tennessee

Launch Tennessee’s new consortium, which collaborates with three Tennessee universities, is assisting the University of Memphis with its tech transfer efforts. The Tennessee Technology Advancement Consortium is a pilot project working to provide commercialization and technology transfer support for The University of Memphis, Tennessee State University and Tennessee Tech University. The new collaboration aims to […]

Tennessee House at SXSW recap

The Tennessee House was the place to learn more about the state’s tech, innovation and creativity, and we saw more than 2,000 of you over our three-day stay at SXSW this past weekend.  We hosted six events at Austin’s Electric Shuffle to highlight all Tennessee has to offer.   The goal was to let the people […]

Innovator Roundup — innovation and entrepreneurship on display

Innovation was on display this week as LaunchTN invited leaders from across the state to gather in Nashville.  “Tennessee has extraordinary successes that we want to share,” Launch Tennessee CEO Lindsey Cox said. “We want people to understand all the ways that investment in innovation can be transformative and strengthen the state’s economy.” Innovation Week […]

Innovation Week 2024 recap

Innovation Week focuses on areas where innovation, commercialization and advocacy intersect. It’s a chance to showcase technology innovation and entrepreneurship wins.  The week also brought Network Partners from across the state to Nashville to meet entrepreneurs and legislators and highlight the work they are doing in their region. Check out a break down of what […]

Watch BuildTN videos and learn about our Network Partners

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of blog posts as part of Innovation Week 2024, which showcases technology innovation and entrepreneurship wins.  Our BuildTN video series gives a peek inside LaunchTN’s Network Partners, which include entrepreneur centers and statewide organizations. Check out details about each partner and make sure you watch the videos […]

Three things to know about Startup Tennessee — one-stop-shop for TN entrepreneurial resources

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of blogs created as part of Innovation Week 2024, which showcases technology innovation and entrepreneurship wins.  Powered by LaunchTN, Startup Tennessee is a hub that includes Tennessee entrepreneurial support organizations, innovation-focused organizations, and resources for startups. Startup Tennessee provides a robust, reliable snapshot for entrepreneurs and startups […]

Safire Technology Group improves Lithium-ion batteries

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of posts about companies LaunchTN has supported through the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund.  Knoxville-based company Safire Technology Group is working to improve Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries — making them safe, ballistically-resilient, and able to perform in extreme environments for use with the U.S Air Force.  What problems are the […]

TTAC supports Tennessee State University’s tech transfer efforts

When Robert Turner started Tennessee State University’s tech transfer office, he understood that capital, talent, and strategic partnerships would be key to scaling operations. “The first thing we had to address was funding,” Turner, who is TSU’s Director of Technology Transfer and Innovation, said. “Once a budget was in place, we shifted our focus to […]

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