The Spark Innovation Center at UT Research Park was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy as a prize winning incubator in the Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC).
In a regional webinar hosted by the University of Tennessee System and Vanderbilt University, Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, urged researchers to be aware of the pervasive threat by some foreign governments to the United States.
The Spark Innovation Center will help six fledgling tech companies identify marketplace needs, develop their technology solutions and build working prototypes.
A company with technology licensed from the UT Research Foundation secured $25 million to work on transformative medicines to improve the lives of patients with systemic amyloidosis.
“We are thankful to the DOE for its support of this program that will deliver a top-tier interdisciplinary workforce talent in emerging fields for industry, government and academia,” UT President Randy Boyd said.