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Launch Tennessee supports Tennessee Tech University in cultivating new invention disclosures

Launch Tennessee’s pilot program, the Tennessee Technology Advancement Consortium, supported Tennessee Tech University in cultivating nine new invention disclosures from faculty, who presented a brief overview of innovations at a recent showcase.  Dr. Michael Aikens, TTAC director at Tennessee Tech University, said that the Faculty Innovator Showcase signified a significant milestone in his campus’ commercialization […]

TTAC partners with University of Memphis to boost entrepreneurial activity in West Tennessee

Launch Tennessee’s new consortium, which collaborates with three Tennessee universities, is assisting the University of Memphis with its tech transfer efforts. The Tennessee Technology Advancement Consortium is a pilot project working to provide commercialization and technology transfer support for The University of Memphis, Tennessee State University and Tennessee Tech University. The new collaboration aims to […]

TTAC supports Tennessee State University’s tech transfer efforts

When Robert Turner started Tennessee State University’s tech transfer office, he understood that capital, talent, and strategic partnerships would be key to scaling operations. “The first thing we had to address was funding,” Turner, who is TSU’s Director of Technology Transfer and Innovation, said. “Once a budget was in place, we shifted our focus to […]

TTAC brings needed infrastructure to faculty, researchers, startups

Tennessee Tech University’s Dr. Charles Van Neste has a National Science Foundation grant to support his research, but he still needs additional resources to prove his concept and take it to the next level.  “We are basically trying to turn the soil into an electrical power transmission line, removing the need for wires between a […]

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