UMRF Research Park News
Every day the research park citizens are helping to advance the way that people think of Memphis. We are excited to share stories about their work and the progress of the park as we continue innovating and developing entrepreneurial engagement with research throughout the region.
Local nonprofit CodeCrew moving to UMRF Research Park
Dec. 1, 2021 — The past few months have been memorable for CodeCrew, the technology-focused organization that trains children and adults, particularly from underserved communities.
CodeCrew HQ relocates to University of Memphis UMRF Research Park
Nov. 8, 2021 — The University of Memphis Research Foundation (UMRF) Research Park is proud to announce that CodeCrew, a non-profit that empowers children and adults to be tech innovators and leaders, is relocating its headquarters to the University’s research park.
Local startup looks to solve major issue for people with diabetes, scores NIH grant
Sept. 7, 2021 — Diatech Diabetes is developing a software platform — one that could ensure people with diabetes everywhere obtain proper amounts of insulin.
UMRF Research Park gains 'Soft Landing' distinction, could help attract foreign companies
Aug. 16, 2021 — Often, explained Ted Townsend, when international companies enter the U.S., they’re drawn to major hubs in the Northeast or West Coast.
But, thanks to a new distinction, the UMRF Research Park at the University of Memphis has gained an edge in luring foreign businesses.
University of Memphis UMRF Research Park receives Soft Landings designation
Jan. 11, 2021 — After a nearly two-year process, the UMRF Research Park at the University of Memphis has received the “Soft Landings” designation from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA).
InBIA is a global non-profit with more than 1,200 members who lead entrepreneurship support organizations in 30 countries. InBIA provides industry best practices through education while enabling collaboration, mentorship, peer-based learning and the sharing of innovative ideas for entrepreneurs across the globe.
Entrepreneurs, seasoned at Smith & Nephew, create remote care software
Sept. 9, 2020 — Two Memphians who met at Smith & Nephew and collectively spent more than four decades in the orthopedics business have built software that allows surgeons to remotely monitor patients – and even people who are thinking of becoming their patients – for signs of worsening pain or immobility.
UMRF Research Park member MiCare Path acknowledged as a top patient monitoring solution of 2020
Sept. 8, 2020 — A group of healthcare-savvy entrepreneurs in the UMRF Research Park at the University of Memphis has developed and launched a digital tool to allow orthopedists and rheumatologists to recruit, retain and communicate with patients. The tool, MiCare Path, was recently acknowledged by Healthcare Tech Outlook as a Top 10 Patient Monitoring Solution of 2020 – a bittersweet reward in the year of COVID-19.
U of M lands cybersecurity HQ, more than 150 jobs
Oct. 17, 2019 — A cybersecurity company has found a new home at the University of Memphis’ Research Park.
DEVCON will bring more than a dozen employees from Atlanta to the UMRF Research Park initially and projects that it will have 100 local employees within the next two years and 160 within the next five.
DEVCON to expand, put HQ in Memphis with $2.4M investment
Oct. 17, 2019 — Cybersecurity software company DEVCON will invest $2.4 million and create 161 jobs in Memphis, expanding its operations and locating its headquarters in the city.
Nurturing the Neighborhood
Spring 2019 Issue — Despite the cool-looking, open environment, there’s an unmistakable crackle of hot ideas cooking in this Phase 1 facility for the University of Memphis Research Foundation (UMRF) Research Park. Folks in the offices and community spaces have big plans, as do those considering the surrounding community.
U of M research park 1 of 7 national sites to host international leaders in science, tech
Oct. 17, 2019 — The University of Memphis research park is one of seven national sites selected to host a new federal business incubator program for international leaders in science and technology, the university announced Wednesday.
U of M repurposes former library into first phase of research park
Jan. 26, 2019 — The University of Memphis has renovated the former library on Highland Street into the first phase of an effort to drive more companies to the University District.
U of M to Open Tech Research Facilities
Jan. 15, 2019 — As a way to strengthen its role as a researched-based driver of economic development, the University of Memphis announced Tuesday the opening of a UMRF Research Park.
Spearheaded by the University of Memphis Research Foundation, the research park will be launched in three phases, beginning Thursday with the opening of the first facility in the University District.
University of Memphis Initiates UMRF Research Park to Spur Research-Based Economic Development
Jan. 15, 2019 — The University of Memphis is strengthening its role as a research-based driver of economic development in the region with the establishment of a UMRF Research Park in three phases. Phase One is the opening of the first facility in the heart of the University District.