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ORNL, UT Collaborate to make East Tennessee a Technology Corridor

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee teamed up to create the SMaRT internship, designed to bring STEM students to East Tennessee. This is the first year of the internship program. Eighteen students from around the country have applied and been invited to work at one of the University of Tennessee's labs.
By |July 21st, 2021||0 Comments|

Marianne Wanamaker Appointed Executive Director of Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

Marianne Wanamaker, associate professor of economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been appointed executive director of the university’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. She begins July 1 and replaces former executive director Matt Murray, who announced his retirement in March.
By |June 22nd, 2021||0 Comments|

Spark Innovation Center to launch new cleantech accelerator with funding from DOE’s latest EPIC award

Is Knoxville now the area that has the most start-up accelerators with an energy focus? It just might be. If not, it is certainly closing in on first place. Less than a week after the announcement of the “Techstars Industries of the Future Accelerator” and a day after the announcement of Cohort 5 of the “Innovation Crossroads” program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Spark Innovation Center announced that a partnership of which it is a part has just secured a $900,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
By |June 10th, 2021||0 Comments|

Techstars Joins Forces with TN Powerhouses to Bring the Techstars Industries of the Future Accelerator to Oak Ridge-Knoxville in 2022

Techstars, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee Valley Authority, and the University of Tennessee announce new accelerator focused on emerging technologies to support technological breakthroughs and economic security
By |June 4th, 2021||0 Comments|

UT, ORNL and TVA Join Together to Launch Tech Startup Accelerator

Three of East Tennessee's major institutions are launching a collaboration aimed at making the Knoxville-Oak Ridge corridor a national innovation hub.
By |June 3rd, 2021||0 Comments|