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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.

June 21, 2019

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation
Strong Hall (Room 126)
1621 West Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996
9am-12pm ET


SBIR Lunch and Learns:

July 10, 2019
902 Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104
11:30am-1pm CT


July 11, 2019
Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
17 Market Square, Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37902
11:30am-1pm ET


July 11, 2019
Fisk University
Cravath Hall (Second Floor Board Room)
1000 17th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208
11:30am-1pm CT


July 12, 2019
The Edney Innovation Center
Floor Five Community Space
1100 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
11:30am-1pm ET


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