Bringing Businesses & Brains to Tennessee

Global corporations, giant research projects, and top academic minds all have something in common—they’re attracted to our state with some help from UT.
UT students work with their professor in mechanical engineering lab

UT is a Magnet for Business Investment, Sizable Grants, and Leading Thinkers from Around the World

The University of Tennessee System continually finds partnerships that benefit the entire state. Tech 20/20 secures federal funding to promote the University and other regional technology-based companies. The Office of Corporate and Foundation Engagement identifies mutually-beneficial partnerships with businesses throughout the state. UT and IBM have announced a new computational lab and education initiative devoted to analytics that will enable the university to store large amounts of data while providing students and researchers the processing systems necessary to support it. And the Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus is developing research and technology park envisioned as a hub of public-private partnerships where scientific discovery can address real-world business and industry questions.

From the private sector to the public good, everywhere you look, UT.

UT researcher in chemistry lab