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 email@example.com 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 partners with New York Bass Nation Youth Program
April 9, 2020
W. Scott Morris
VP Tournament Operations, Connect Outdoors, Inc.
Connect Outdoors is excited to announce our partnership with New York Bass Nation Youth Program. Under this partnership, NY Bass Nation will solely use the Connect Fishing League Platform along with the new third generation ConnectScale for their tournament season. We are honored to be part of the NY BASS Nation team under the leadership of Chris Misciagna and Michael Arndt.
New York B.A.S.S. Youth Director
“Hey Anglers, The New York Bass Nation Youth Program is proud to announce a new partnership
with the Connect Outdoors and their ConnectScale Bluetooth® fish scale. Connect Outdoors
is a Tennessee company and is a leader in bringing both technology and innovation
to the fishing industry. Connect Outdoors created ConnectScale, a bluetooth Smart
Digital fishing scale that easily interfaces with a smartphone. B.A.S.S. has granted
us permission to use this new technology as our primary measuring tool for all of
our tournaments this coming season. This will give our tournaments greater accuracy,
flexibility and a better social fishing experience for our anglers. Connect Outdoors
is offering all anglers in our program competitive pricing on their newest generation
3 ConnectScale. See you on the water.”
Affiliate Member Civic 365 is getting ready to launch.
Like their social media sites for updates.
WJHL Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc
by: Kaylyn Kluck
Posted: Dec 26, 2019 / 07:21 PM EST / Updated: Dec 26, 2019 / 07:21 PM EST
ETSU Faculty & Staff Newsletter, ACCENT
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.
By Tom Ballard, Teknovation.Biz
Posted: October 28, 2019
Recorded in the ETSU Innovation Lab's Innovation Studio.
"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
Posted: / Updated:
Innovation Lab Members, John Cannon and Jason Hudson discuss Opportunity Zones with local reporter Jackie DeFusco.
Unlikely Alliance: Key Figures In The Opportunity Zone Landscape
7/23/2019 by Kathryn Tokle, Forbes Contributor
Congratulations to Innovation Lab Affiliate Member, Symply Data Centers, for being mentioned in this Forbes article on Opportunity Zones!
7/16/2019 by Sue Guinn Legg, Johnson City Press
7/29/2019 by Brandon Paykamian, Johnson City Press
7/22/2019 Press Release
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.
7/10/2019 by Tom Ballard, Teknovation.Biz
6/26/2019 by Brandon Paykamian, Johnson City Press
June 26, 2019 ETSU Press Release
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.
June 10, 2019, Press Release
Affiliate member ConnectOutdoors/>ConnectScale to Provide Tournament Platform for Middle Tennessee Fishing Club.
May 21, 2019, by Opportunity Zone Magazine Staff
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 (pgs. 67-68).
April 26, 2019, ANA Enterprise Press Release
style="font-size: 14px;">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.
April 4, 2019 ETSU Press Release
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.
Troy E. Sybert, MD, MPH, Joins Hahnemann University Hospital as Chief Medical Officer
November 19, 2018, Hahnemann University Hospital Press Release
We are so proud of former Innovation Lab member, Troy Sybert, M.D!
January 2019, By Scott Robertson
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.
September 18, 2018, By Scott Robertson
Dr. Noland mentions the work of Dr. Audrey Depelteau, Director of the Innovation Lab.
Help Us Help Others Stream: The Online Video Industry Gives Back (featuring Innovation Lab's new affiliate member Help Me! Stream)
June 2018 issue of Streaming Media, By Tim Siglin
4/27/2018, SBA News, Contact: Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to our new Innovation Lab Member, TEVET, LLC, named Regional Subcontractor of the Year!
4/17/2018 by Sue Guinn Legg, Johnson City Press
4/17/2018 by BJournal Editor
4/19/2018 by Hannah Swayze, Johnson City Press
4/12/2018 by Scott Harrison, TNECD
3/27/2018 by Brandon Paykamian, Johnson City Press
01/05/2018, One Scientific Newsletter
R. C. Hamdy, J. V. Lewis, MD, R. Copeland, MD, A. Depelteau, PhD, MD, A. Kinser, PhD, T. Kendall-Wilson, RN, K. Whalen, BA
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, vol. 4, First Published January 9, 2018.
R. C. Hamdy, MD, A. Kinser, PhD, A. Depelteau, PhD, T. Kendall-Wilson, RN, J. V. Lewis, MD, K. Whalen, BA
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, vol. 3, First Published December 7, 2017.
R. C. Hamdy, MD, A. Kinser, PhD, J. V. Lewis, MD, R. Copeland, MD, A. Depelteau, PhD,
T. Kendall-Wilson, RN, K. Whalen, BA
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, vol. 3, First Published November 14, 2017.
R. C. Hamdy, MD, J. V. Lewis, MD, R. Copeland, MD, A. Depelteau, PhD, A. Kinser, PhD, T. Kendall-Wilson, RN, K. Whalen, BA
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, vol. 3, First Published October 12, 2017.
R. C. Hamdy, J. V. Lewis, MD, A. Kinser, PhD, A. Depelteau, PhD, R. Copeland, MD, T. Kendall-Wilson, RN, K. Whalen, BA
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, vol. 3, First Published September 5, 2017.
Herausgeber: Reinhold Roth with contribution by Jon L. Smith, Viktor Kimmel, Alain Bridwell, Audrey Depelteau, Andrew J. Czuchry, David Roach, Emily van Dop, Michael Lehrfeld
7/11/2017 Accel Now
4/12/2017 Press Release by East Tennessee State University
4/17/2017 Check out their interview on our Facebook page.
3/8/2017 Letter recognizing the Innovation Lab's in-kind sponsorship of the Arts@Work101 Series, by Katie Hoffman, Executive Director & Cher Cornett, President
3/2/2017 by Tony Lettich, FundingSage
Steve and Sheridan Nice develop new dietary supplement named GlutenShield
2/8/2017 Teknovation.Biz; by Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, Pershing Yoakley & Associates. P.C.
The latest news in One Scientific's Catalytic Hydrogen Fuel System
10/03/2016 Press Release; Copyright © 2016 One Scientific Incorporated.
6/15/2016 by John Thompson, Johnson City Press/>
4/29/2016 Press Release by East Tennessee State University
3/2/2016 by David Floyd, Johnson City Press
2/24/2016 Press Release by East Tennessee State University
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!
11/13/2015 by Nathan Baker, Johnson City Press
11/1/2015 by Leigh Ann Laube, Tri-Cities Healthy Living
11/1/2015 by Jeff Keeling, The Business Journal of Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia
10/15/2015 Press Release by East Tennessee State University
8/13/2015, by Sue Guinn Legg, Johnson City Press
3/21/2015 by Mary Stanford,Tennessee Small Business Development Center
2/12/2015 by The Chattanoogan.com
1/20/2015 Press Release by East Tennessee State University
10/30/2012, by Madison Mathews, Johnson City Press
Article on former ETSU Innovation Lab Member, Kitty Juul of the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, in HER Magazine by the Johnson City Press Vol.1, 2011
12/4/2008, The Greeneville Sun