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Resource Workshops

As part of our mission to support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial researchers, LaunchTN hosts free workshops for early-stage companies commercializing technology. Topics include SBIR/STTR federal grant programs and our full portfolio of resources. Workshops are tailored for audiences and innovators at all levels.

LaunchTN 101

  • One hour
  • Explore LaunchTN’s portfolio of programs along with complementary resources available from host and local partner organizations
  • Q&A and networking

Federal Research Grants: A Deep Dive

  • Three-to-four hours
  • In-depth look at SBIR/STTR (Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer) federal grant opportunities, plus abbreviated version of LaunchTN 101 workshop
  • SBIR/STTR lessons tailored to audience’s experience level
  • Q&A and networking

Office Hours

  • 1:1 meetings with commercialization consultant
  • Usually paired with a workshop
  • Participants prepare quad chart for review in advance
  • Designed to prepare researchers and companies with customized action items toward 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.


Feb. 18, 2020
From Tennessee PTAC and TSBDC at Roane State Community College
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Pollard Technology Conference Center
210 Badger Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET

Mar. 2, 2020
The University of Memphis
FedEx Institute of Technology
Methodist Presentation Theatre
365 Innovation Drive, Memphis, TN 38152
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. CT

Mar. 13, 2020
Tennessee State University
Research and Sponsored Programs Building, Room 163
1100 37th Avenue North, Building 116
Nashville, TN 37209
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT


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

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