February 2017 Issue

UTRF Launches Checkerboard Portfolio

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) and Three Roots Capital (3Roots) have teamed up to launch the UTRF Checkerboard Portfolio, a program that provides University of Tennessee (UT) affiliated startups with business development support and mentoring opportunities. The program primarily works with entrepreneurs who are looking to commercialize UTRF technology and need guidance to take their business to the next level. READ MORE >>
UT Inventors with approved invention disclosures Jan. 1st - Jan. 31st, 2017:
Dr. Zheyu Zhang
UTK, Research Asst. Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  

Dr. Fred (Fei) Wang
UTK, Professor, Condra Chair of Excellence, and CURENT Technical Director, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science   

Dr. Kenneth Kihm
UTK, Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Brett Compton
UTK, Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Oleg Shylo
UTK, Asst. Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Dan Strunk
UTIA, Research Associate II, Plant Sciences

Dr. John Sorochan
UTIA, Distinguished Professor, Plant Sciences

Dr. Siqun Wang
UTIA,  Professor, Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries

Tammy McCray
UTHSC, Administrative Coordinator, Student Academic Affairs
Dr. Timothy Hottel
UTHSC, Dean, College of Dentistry
Maddie Singer
UTHSC, Director of Anaplastology, Dept. of Prosthodontics
Dr. Gustav Miranda-Carboni
UTHSC, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Medicine - Hematology
Dr. Denis DiAngelo
UTHSC, Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chloe Chung
UTHSC, Graudate Research Assistant, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Daniel Hillyard
UTHSC, Graudate Research Assistant, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Daniel Hoyer
UTHSC, Graudate Research Assistant, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Dong-Jin Hwang
UTHSC, Research Associate, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Duane Miller
UTHSC, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Wei Li
UTHSC, Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
March 1
Application deadline for @Start_Co Accelerators 

March 6
Deadline for the ZeroTo510 accelerator applications

March 7 @ 12:00 PM
UTRF Tech Talks: Intellectual Property 
Material Science and Engineering, Ferris Hall, Room 510

March 8 @ 5:15 PM
Vol Court HBB 104 – Pitch Competition

March 22 @ 11:00 AM
UTRF Tech Talks: Rollover Business Startups
More InformationRegistration

Licensing Assistant Position
MCO Office (Knoxville)

Commercial Analyst Intern Position
UTHSC Office Internship Application (Memphis)
MCO Office Internship Application (Knoxville)

Incubator Space Available
UTRF Business Incubator Application
  • 9,382,282 Metal Catalyzed Oxidation of Lignin and Related Compounds
  • 9,411,058 Polymer Composite Based Thermal Neutron Detectors
  • 9,437,118 Flexible and Rigid Endoscopic Training Device (FRED)
  • 9,447,049 Compounds for Treatment of Cancer
  • 9,447,011 Simultaneous Production of Lactic Acid and Propylene Glycol from Glycerol Using Solid Catalysts without External Hydrogen Supply
  • 9,453,161 Chloride, Bromide and Iodine Scintillators with Europium Doping
  • 9,481,793 Development of a Renewable Carbon-based Bio-modifier for Asphalt Cement 
  • 9,480,593 Distraction and Mobility Back Support
  • 9,493,403 Treating Androgen Decline in Aging Male (ADAM) Associated Conditions with SARMS 
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