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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 […]

Q4 2023 Tennessee Deal Report

By Evan Prislovsky, Capital Associate View the entire deal report.  Venture market outlook for 2024: key points Challenging Environment: Expect continued difficulties in 2024 as excesses from past years are corrected. The market’s recovery depends on economic resilience and exit market improvements. Funding: Most startups will need to raise capital in 2024. Many may face […]

LaunchTN announces third cohort of Community Partner Program awardees

For the third cohort of the Community Partner Program, Launch Tennessee provided funding for 10 projects ranging from a daylong summit for marginalized businesses to entrepreneur bootcamps. “We created the Community Partner Program to provide funding to organizations implementing entrepreneurial support programs and resources in their communities,” Launch Tennessee Development Coordinator Morgan Beam said.  By […]

TTAC adds value to Tennessee Tech University’s efforts to commercialize technology

A new collaboration among several Tennessee universities has the potential to bring an economic boost to the entire state, according to one university official and economic development leader. 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 […]

Get to know Tennessee’s Branch Technology

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of posts about companies LaunchTN has supported through the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund.  Construction tech company Branch Technology moved to Tennessee in 2015, finding a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chattanooga.  The company solves construction and manufacturing problems using a novel process called Cellular Fabrication (C-Fab®) that combines large-scale […]

AgriCapture creates win-win for farmers, environment

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of posts about companies LaunchTN has supported through the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund.  Tennessee-based company AgriCapture is helping farmers save and make money while also assisting them with adopting more environmentally friendly practices, creating a win-win situation. The company’s mission is to maximize profitability of conserving and protecting […]

Three things to know about Knoxville-based Orion Therapeutics

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of posts about companies LaunchTN has supported through the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund.  Orion Therapeutics stands at the forefront of RNA therapies and vaccines, specializing in targeted drug delivery systems. This approach paves the way for treating diseases previously deemed incurable and addresses significant clinical demands. The company […]

Captis Aire finds support at Innovation Crossroads and beyond

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of posts about companies LaunchTN has supported through the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund.  After three years of pitching with little luck, Captis Aire founder Kim Tutin now has an award-winning company that’s in the process of negotiating a $2.5-million award from the Department of Energy and Boeing.  “Really […]

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