UT Research Foundation News

UT Research Foundation Celebrates Innov865 Week

Startups, entrepreneurs, makers, investors, business leaders, students, and community leaders from across East Tennessee gathered to celebrate Knoxville as a great place to start and grow businesses.

UT to Host SBIR Grant Information Session April 4

Learn how to participate in federal Small Business Innovation Research grants at a SBIR Informational Session at 4 p.m. April 4 in West Wing Room 440 of the Haslam Business Building.

UTRF Launches Checkerboard Portfolio to Support Startups

The UT Research Foundation and Three Roots Capital have partnered to launch the UTRF Checkerboard Portfolio, a program to provide UT-affiliated startups with business development support and mentoring opportunities.

Vol Court Pitch Competition to Begin February 1

UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation invites students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community to pitch their business ideas at Vol Court, a semiannual pitch competition and speaker series.

GeoAir Wins Fall 2016 Vol Court Pitch Competition

GeoAir, a startup company founded by MBA candidate Alex Adams, won top prize at last week’s fall 2016 Vol Court Pitch Competition. The company beat 18 competitors to take first place at the competition, which was hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. GeoAir gives a faster, more precise way to identify mold in fields by using a drone to take airborne samples of the field.

Vol Court Pitch Competition Kicks Off October 12

Bring an idea and start a business with the help of Vol Court, a semiannual pitch competition and speaker series hosted by UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Vol Court kicks off October 12 with a six-week entrepreneurial speaker series that culminates November 16 in a pitch competition where attendees put what they’ve learned into practice.