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 twelve regional colleges and universities and over $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 annual agendas focus on innovation hub modedls and strategy, cluster development, investment, regional ecosystems, policy, and other key topics.
The Tennessee University-Business Showcase is a series of events curated by Global Action Platform in partnership with the major universities of the region and area businesses.
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
The program engages the current 64 investment
funds headquartered in the region, over fifty regional businesses, and the
following major R10R3 universities and institutions--
The goals of the Showcase are to: