Delivering Discoveries

Support UTIACutting-edge developments are the mark of an outstanding institute. Our scientists are innovators, developing numerous technologies that need to reach our constituents through commercial markets. But there are hurdles to getting new products from the lab to consumers. We must develop a structure and process to facilitate these developments--from idea generation at the Institute to the marketplace. The latest technologies, sprung from the minds of our scientists, will make for a better Tennessee.

Areas of Impact

  • Maturation funding for specific inventions
  • Support to "purchase" business assistance
  • Funding to protect inventions
  • Support for marketing/seed money that might be used to attract interested investors

What Can I Do?

  • Identify prospective investors
  • Communicate the need
  • Provide leadership for this initiative