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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.


Dec. 4, 2019
SBIR/STTR Topics Workshop featuring US Navy Livestream
The University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm
Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) Building, Room #147
2641 Osprey Vista Way
Knoxville, TN 37996
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET


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

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