It’s a New Year for New Day Diagnostics

Embracing the dawn of 2024, New Day Diagnostics is at the forefront of a healthcare revolution. Following a strategic merger and a game-changing asset purchase agreement, the Knoxville-based powerhouse, led by CEO Eric Mayer, is set to redefine diagnostics, focusing on expanding its portfolio to include over-the-counter solutions for various ailments. With a $15 million funding round underway, a commitment … Read More

Six start-ups selected for Cohort 2 of Spark Cleantech Accelerator

The 12-week program kicks off August 21 and culminates with a Demo Day on November 15 as part of the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council’s “Opportunities in Energy” annual event. The Spark Cleantech Accelerator at the University of Tennessee (UT) Research Park has announced the participants for the second cohort of the program that launched in 2022. The six start-ups represent a diverse group … Read More


Spark Innovator Graduate, Don Derosa, head of Eonix, has been nominated by CSS Design Awards for their company site’s innovative UI/X design. CSS Design Awards is an international web award for solo designers, studios, & agencies that was founded in 2009. The award is backed by a “world-class JPanel of expert judges plus a vast community of awesome professionals” that … Read More

Green Llama is now using trigger sprays created from recycled windmill blades

The Johnson City start-up forged the relationship with Knoxville-based Carbon Rivers during last year’s “Spark Cleantech Accelerator.” There’s an old adage about timing being everything. Well, that was certainly the case with Kay Baker of Johnson City-based Green Llama during her time last summer as a participant in the inaugural “Spark Cleantech Accelerator” at the University of Tennessee Research Park. Baker and Matt Keasey, … Read More