UT Research Park Future Tenant, EDP Biotech, Merges With New Day Diagnostics

The new entity will retain the New Day Diagnostics name, and both companies’ teams will unite under a unified leadership structure headquartered in Knoxville. New Day Diagnostics will be a tenant in the new Innovation South Building currently going up at the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm. Knoxville-based EDP Biotech Corporation and New Day Diagnostics LLC, located in Boca Raton, FL, have … Read More

NSF Director Panchanathan meets three Members of Congress at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for project kick-off, announces funding for UT’s advanced materials and manufacturing center

U.S. National Science Foundation Director Panchanathan traveled to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the Tennessee Mobility Showcase on Monday, June 26. He joined Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) for the launch of the Technology Enabled Advanced Mobility (TEAM TN) project and to spotlight two awards.    TEAM is one of 44 teams to win the first-ever … Read More

UT Research Park Breaks Ground on Innovation South

Today, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, celebrated the groundbreaking of Innovation South, an 85,000-square-foot multi-use facility at the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm. The facility will be the new expanded home of UT’s Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility (FCMF), the longtime vision of UT–ORNL Governor’s Chair for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Uday Vaidya. “Innovation South demonstrates UT’s continued commitment to co-locate … Read More

“Spark Cleantech Accelerator” alum, Groundstar, selected for two accelerator programs

The climate technology focus of Groundstar is done under the Metasorbex brand, and the Nashville-registered company is one of 127 start-ups selected as a member of the “2023 MassChallenge Early Stage Growth Cohort” and also Venture For ClimateTech. Last week was a good one for MetasorbexTM Corporation. When it participated in the inaugural “Spark Cleantech Accelerator” last summer, the company was one of several … Read More

Spark Innovation Center Graduate, SkyNano LLC, secures a nearly $3.5 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

June 15 proved to be a good day for one of the region’s rapidly-growing start-ups and one of its research enterprises. SkyNano LLC, a member of the inaugural cohort of the “Innovation Crossroads” program and a graduate of the Spark Innovation Center, has just secured a nearly $3.5 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), while Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) … Read More

Safire Technology Group secures $1.25 million SBIR Phase II award

The funding is focused on adapting the company’s innovative Lithium-ion battery safety technology, SAFe Impact Resistant Electrolyte, to enhance the performance and survivability of Unmanned Ground Vehicles and artificial intelligence-driven surveillance systems in extreme temperature environments for the Department of the Air Force. Safire Technology Group Inc., a venture-backed company developing and manufacturing Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery safety technology, has been … Read More

Local start-up Holocene licenses ORNL technology

Spark Innovation Center Company and current member of Cohort 6 of the “Innovation Crossroads” program executes agreement for an innovative and sustainable chemistry developed for capturing carbon dioxide from air. An innovative and sustainable chemistry developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for capturing carbon dioxide from air has been licensed to Holocene, a Knoxville-based start-up focused on designing … Read More