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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 […]

Amalgamated Vision leads extended reality industry with light-weight eyewear

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of posts about companies LaunchTN has supported through the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund.  Imagine an astronaut trying to diagnose or treat a crew member for a medical problem. The astronaut periodically looks away at a computer screen for information to guide the procedure. Now imagine that the astronaut […]

Companies find lasting value in Launch Tennessee Summer Intern Program

Editor’s note: Applications are currently open for the Summer Intern Program. Find more information online.  LaunchTN’s Summer Intern Program is designed to give students hands-on experience in Tennessee’s startup ecosystem. Interns work at a high-growth startup, venture capital firm, or with one of LaunchTN’s eight regional entrepreneur center partners.  Some of the intern host companies have […]

TTAC brings needed infrastructure to faculty, researchers, startups

Tennessee Tech University’s Dr. Charles Van Neste has a National Science Foundation grant to support his research, but he still needs additional resources to prove his concept and take it to the next level.  “We are basically trying to turn the soil into an electrical power transmission line, removing the need for wires between a […]

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