Global Action Platform leads the regional showcase to connect university research, investors, and business leaders.
Tennessee University-Business Showcase is a program to connect university research, investors, and business leaders in order to accelerate the innovation economy of Middle Tennessee. With twenty-two regional colleges and universities and nearly $4ooM AUM, Middle Tennessee is poised to become a leading regional innovation economy.
Tennessee University-Business Showcase is a collective impact initiative facilitated by Global Action Platform to connect the leading regional universities, LaunchTN, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and over fifty local investors and business leaders in Middle Tennessee in activities to build the innovation ecosystems critical for long term economic stability and prosperity.
Tennessee University-Business Showcase launched in 2017 with a series of forums. The first focused on the investment landscape of Middle Tennessee; the second, conducted in partnership with LanuchTN, was a business-pitch competition for Tennessee college students; the third focused on the research and workforce capacities of the universities of the region. The 2018 agenda will include a focus on innovation hubs around the country, international workforce development, and other key topics.
The Tennessee University-Business Showcase is a series of events curated and hosted by Global Action Platform, the regional innovation field catalyst and lead for Middle Tennessee. The program is designed to connect leaders from three sectors critical to the economic future of the region, but sectors that are traditionally siloed, namely leaders from the region’s major investment firms, university research institutions, and business start-up communities. The program engages the current 64 investment funds headquartered in the region, over fifty regional businesses, and the following major universities for 2018--
The goals of the Showcase are to: