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Mid-South Hub

About the Mid-South Hub

The Mid-South I-Corps Hub is for everyone. Led by Vanderbilt with an intentional emphasis on inclusive innovation, this hub will accelerate the translation of groundbreaking university research outcomes into commercialized ventures that seed emergent, prosperous innovation ecosystems across the Mid-south. The Mid-South I-Corps Hub spans across 4 states, and is composed of Vanderbilt University (VU), George Mason University (GMU), University of Tennessee Knoxville (UT), University of Kentucky (UK), Jackson State University (JSU), University of Louisville (UL), Meharry Medical College (MMC), Tennessee State University (TSU), and the University of Virginia (UVA).

Learn more about the award from the National Science Foundation, and the Mid-South Hub. 

Experiment to Enterprise Program

The Experiment to Enterprise Program provides innovative students and researchers the opportunity to learn how to begin to transform their ideas from the research bench into the world.  Teams that attend the required seminar and present (or “pitch”) both the hypothesis and results of their thesis and their ideas on how their research could be transformed into an enterprise will be awarded $500 Thesis Commercialization Enhancement grants from the Mid-South Innovation Hub.  Click here to learn more. 

Vanderbilt Mid-South Hub Contact

If you have any questions, email  Charleson Bell (

Participating Universities


George Mason University Jackson State University Meharry Medical College TN State University

University of Kentucky University of Louisville University of TN Knoxville University of Virginia Vanderbilt University