UTRF Startup Day 2016

Innov865 Week Showcases Knoxville as a Startup Star

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other partners are joining together to present Innov865 Week from Sept. 19–23. This observance is a week-long series of events showcasing Knoxville as a prime destination for new business startups and entrepreneurs. Activities kick off with the Kauffman Foundation’s Mayors Summit on Entrepreneurship on Monday, September 19, and end with the signature event, Startup Day, on Thursday, September 22.


UT President Joe DiPietro, U.S. Department of Energy deputy secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, and U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann during the Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Photo by Billy Weeks/UT Knoxville

Industry Experts Gather to Discuss Clean Energy Technology

About 150 representatives from universities, industry, and federal agencies, along with elected officials, attended Monday’s Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop in Chattanooga, a forum to advance clean energy technology innovation in the region.


Susan Fancher gestures on a touchscreen tablet in a hospital room
Susan Fancher, simulation director for the College of Nursing, demonstrates how the simulated electronic fetal monitoring app works.
Photos by Melissa Dos Santos

Fetal Heart Monitor App Helps Train Future Nurses

UT researchers worked to develop an app to create a more realistic experience to instruct future nurses in monitoring babies and their mothers during labor.