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LabShare is a unique program that connects entrepreneurs, researchers, and scientists with world-class research facilities across Tennessee. At LabShare, we're committed to removing barriers to innovation and accelerating the commercialization of groundbreaking technologies.

Through LabShare, entrepreneurs and researchers gain access to state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive. This access enables them to develop and test their technologies faster, at a lower cost, and with greater precision. By leveraging the expertise and resources of Tennessee's research institutions, LabShare is helping to drive innovation and economic growth in the state.

How Does LabShare Work?

LabShare connects entrepreneurs and researchers with research facilities across Tennessee. By working with our network of research institutions, entrepreneurs and researchers gain access to world-class facilities and equipment, as well as expert technical support and guidance.

Our program offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to state-of-the-art research facilities that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive
  • Expert technical support from experienced researchers and facility managers
  • Accelerated timelines for technology development and commercialization
  • Opportunities for collaboration and partnerships with researchers and entrepreneurs across Tennessee

Who Can Benefit from LabShare?

LabShare is designed for entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, and facility managers who need access or are able to share their access to research facilities and equipment for technology development. Whether you’re a startup looking to accelerate your technology development, a researcher seeking access to specialized equipment, or a scientist looking to collaborate with others in your field, LabShare can help.

How Can I Access Resources through LabShare?

To get started with LabShare, simply complete the following application form here. Our team will review your application and connect you with the appropriate research facility based on your needs.

How Can I Provide Access to My Facilities through LabShare?

By participating in LabShare, facility managers can help support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and drive innovation in the state. Startups or facility managers looking to add their lab resources to LaunchTN’s LabShare program can do so by filling out the following application form with information about their facility and available resources.

If you have any questions about LabShare or the application process, please contact Charles Layne (charles@launchtn.org).

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