Transforming the Future Through Innovation
The ETSU Innovation Lab is a high-tech business incubator that assists aspiring entrepreneurs develop emerging technologies from concept through commercialization. With a focus on identifying and generating solutions to global problems, we are committed to championing entrepreneurs and building a cooperative entrepreneurial hub and network that is a catalyst for sustainable economic growth. Our worldwide scope and International Soft Landings Designation allow us to serve as a nexus between entrepreneurs, educational institutions, economic development councils and the international business community by offering physical and virtual business support to growing companies.
Our mission serves as the overarching framework that determines the direction, partnerships, decisions, and choices that we make on a daily basis. Being a university-based high-tech business incubator, the Innovation Lab’s mission aligns with, evolves with and supports ETSU’s Vision, Values and Mission; as such, we appreciate our unique role at the University and strive to represent the values of ETSU in the community-at-large.
- To create an environment that facilitates collaboration, innovation and shared learning for businesses during their critical developmental years.
- To provide opportunities to keep our best and brightest at home.
- To focus on the creation of high-quality jobs and wealth creation with emerging technology driven companies.
- To promote, stimulate and support economic development throughout the region by assisting emerging and/or expanding companies and in recruiting businesses from outside the community.
- To deliver virtual incubator assistance for non-residential companies.
- To enhance opportunities for “real world” experiences for faculty, staff and students.
- To offer a “Soft Landing” for International Companies to facilitate their transition to the US Business World.
- To assist and support our members in growing their business endeavors from concept to commercialization.
Please check out our Facebook page for updates.
We wanted to make sure that all our members are aware of the steps that the University is taking at this time regarding the COVID-19 virus. Please see Dr. Noland’s letter and stay up to date with announcements at www.etsu.edu/coronavirus.
Keeping the health and safety of our staff and members as our highest priority, the ETSU Innovation Lab will not be scheduling any face-to-face meetings nor will we be scheduling any meetings or activities at the Innovation Lab for the time being.
Please note that Dr. Depelteau and Liz are still available for phone and or Zoom meetings. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a Zoom meeting or by phone – Dr. Depelteau 423-439-8535 / Liz at 423-439-8500.
Innovation Lab in the News
Connect Outdoors, an affiliate member of East Tennessee State University’s Innovation Lab, will host the Big Bass Shootout through its Connect Fishing League. A series of four one-day tournaments open to all ages is scheduled for May 30, June 6, June 13 and June 20 with the winner to be announced on Father's Day, June 21.
Affiliate Member Civic 365 is getting ready to launch.
Like their social media sites for updates.
by: Kaylyn Kluck
Posted: Dec 26, 2019 / 07:21 PM EST / Updated: Dec 26, 2019 / 07:21 PM EST
Vol. 68 Number 4 October 7, 2019
Great write up on our Director, Dr. Audrey Depelteau and her work with the The Climate Underground and as a Climate Reality Leader.
Posted: October 28, 2019
"Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks" Making the transition from a person without a care in the world to a heart disease patient. Featuring interviews with Cynthia Jan Blair, Lynn Frierson, Dr. Timir Paul, and Dr. Hadii Mamudu. A production of CVD Appalachia.
Thank you CVD Appalachia for the acknowledgement at minute 58.
by: Jackie DeFusco, WJHL
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Innovation Lab Members, John Cannon and Jason Hudson discuss Opportunity Zones with local reporter Jackie DeFusco.
Congratulations to Innovation Lab Affiliate Member, Symply Data Centers, for being mentioned in this Forbes article on Opportunity Zones!
Scott Morris, Connect Outdoors VP of Tournament Operations announces a partnership with Tennessee B.A.S.S. Nation to help the organization with their fundraising efforts and to contribute to the organizations conservation efforts. Connect Outdoors will sponsor 13 tournaments across the state with 1800 anglers participating.
Nationally-known outdoorsman Garry Mason is joining an Affiliate Member of the Innovation Lab at East Tennessee State University – ConnectScale, LLC – to build a high school fishing and tournament fishing platform.
Affiliate member ConnectOutdoors/ConnectScale to Provide Tournament Platform for Middle Tennessee Fishing Club.
Affiliate Member, John Cannon is mentioned in this article about Opportunity Zones and possible investments headed to our region.
Check out the article about our Soft Landings Designation with partner NETVRIDA and International member, Hebmüller Aerospace, in this month's issue of Southern Business & Development (Tennessee).
1st place award and $7,500 – Lisa Ousley, DNP, RN, FNP, of INSTRUCTIDERM, LLC & ETSU College of Nursing for her team’s product, which creates two and three-dimensional models of skin lesions. These realistic-looking “lesions” can be placed on humans and mannequins to help educate clinicians detect skin diseases, such as melanoma.
More than just the Director of the Innovation Lab, Dr. Audrey Depelteau is also a dedicated Climate Reality Leader. She recently served as a mentor during leadership training in Atlanta with attendees from over 40 countries.
ETSU Innovation Lab affiliate member, enlistMD, aims to bring armed service enlistment into the 21st century. Check out the article on page 21 in the January 2019 issue of The Business Journal of the Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia.
Dr. Noland mentions the work of Dr. Audrey Depelteau, Director of the Innovation Lab.
Congratulations to our Innovation Lab Member, TEVET, LLC, named Regional Subcontractor of the Year!
GOVERNOR HASLAM, COMMISSIONER ROLFE ANNOUNCE VAN HOOL NV TO ESTABLISH FIRST US MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN MORRISTOWN4/12/2018 by Scott Harrison, TNECD
The latest news in One Scientific's Catalytic Hydrogen Fuel System10/03/2016 Press Release; Copyright © 2016 One Scientific Incorporated.
Congratulations to ETSU Innovation Lab's member, HemispheresNeuro (Dr. Eric Sellers, Dr. Mike Adler and Bob Adler), for being accepted into the Life Science Tennessee State Mentorship Program. We are so proud of you!
Article on former ETSU Innovation Lab Member, Kitty Juul of the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium,