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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, lunch & learn, or a happy hour.

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.

Workshops will be posted here as they are scheduled. 

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


April 5, 2019
The University of Memphis
FedEx Institute of Technology (Methodist Presentation Theatre)
365 Innovation Dr, Memphis, TN 38152
9am – 12pm CDT

April 11, 2019
Tennessee Tech University
T.J. Farr Building (Room 108)
1 William L Jones Drive, Cookeville, TN 38505
9am – 12pm CDT

April 17, 2019
Vanderbilt University Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization
Vanderbilt Student Life Center (Board of Trust Room)
310 25th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37240
9am – 12pm CDT

April 17, 2019
Middle Tennessee State University
Sam Ingram Building (Room G012)
2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
4pm – 5pm CDT

April 24, 2019
East Tennessee State University – Innovation Lab
Training Center (Room 131)
2109 West Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604
9am – 12pm EDT

May 13, 2019
The Edney Innovation Center
Floor Five Community Space
1100 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
11:30am-1pm EDT


Please contact if you have an interest in hosting a workshop.
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