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LaunchTN and the UT Research Foundation to host a workshop about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. SBIR is a highly competitive federal program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in research and development that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.

Friday, June 21, from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. in Strong Hall, Room 126.

Register for this workshop to get in-depth exposure to federal grant funding opportunities and learn of resources specifically available to Tennesseans.

There will be the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one meetings with an SBIR consultant, to be held immediately following the workshop. More details will be provided at the workshop.

Please direct questions about this workshop to allie@launchtn.org.


Office of Naval Research (ONR), will give a presentation about ONR interests and working with ONR.

Schuette leads the Office of Research, which manages a number of basic and applied research programs including the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), Basic Research Challenge, and Young Investigator Program (YIP). His office also oversees the Summer Faculty Research and Sabbatical Leave programs for eligible science and engineering faculty members.

When: Tuesday, March 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Blount Hall, Room A004

Schuette’s talk promises to offer valuable insights on U.S. Navy research priorities as well as means to engage with ONR. All interested faculty are invited to attend.


UT Research Foundation is holding two upcoming entrepreneurial events to benefit the UT community.

If you are interested in learning how to fund or finance a startup, you should attend.
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