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Resource Workshops

Resources for Entrepreneurial Researchers Workshops include curricula covering SBIR/STTR federal grant programs and the full portfolio of resources available to early-stage companies commercializing technology in Tennessee. Workshops can be tailored for audiences with all levels of grant-writing expertise.

Workshop 1: Resource Overview

One hour covering LaunchTN’s portfolio of programs and resources, tying in those available from the host and other local partners organizations.  Includes Q&A and networking time. This can be a breakfast time, lunch & learn, or a happy hour time-frame.

Workshop 2: SBIR/STTR Grant Orientation + Resource Overview

Three to four hours covering an in-depth look at these federal grant opportunities, plus an abbreviated version of the Resource Overview content. The SBIR/STTR lessons are tailored to the audience’s experience level with the topic. Includes Q&A and networking time. This is best scheduled in the morning, with light breakfast/coffee.

Workshop Office Hours

30 minute 1:1 meetings with a commercialization consultant. Usually paired with Workshop 1 or Workshop 2. Participants sign up and prepare a quad chart for review in advance.  Office hours are intended for researchers and companies to get customized action items toward an SBIR/STTR grant application.

FY2019 workshops will be posted here and this page will be
updated as new programs are scheduled.

Please check back for new information.

October 22, 2018
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Joint Institute for Advanced Materials
2641 Osprey Vista Way, Knoxville, TN 37996
1:30pm – 4pm EST

November 14, 2018
Tennessee State University
Research and Sponsored Programs Building (RSP Building, Room 163)
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209
9am – 12pm CST


These workshops are funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  

Please contact if you have interest in hosting a workshop.


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