Your gateway to collaboration with the University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm is located just across the Tennessee River from UT’s flagship campus in Knoxville. We offer an ideal location for companies and entrepreneurs to collaborate with the talent at UT, and we provide the right connections to foster success. Contact us today to learn more about our facilities, tools and services.


1.6 million square feet of development space


16 building sites


$31 million infrastructure investment


$130 million five-year research funding


$22 million in Materials Science & Advanced Manufacturing Research


5,000 published articles

Spark Innovation Center

Tech startups typically face a longer runway to success and profitability than other companies. The Spark Innovation Center assists six companies at a time with the right kinds of support they need to thrive in East Tennessee.

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How can UT Research Park help your company succeed?

Explore how collaborations with the University of Tennessee
and locating a business in the park can shape the
future success of your company.

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Greenways & Trails

Outdoor enthusiasts will love UT Research Park. All are welcome to visit the park to enjoy the beautiful green spaces and archaeological preserve. Walk or jog the 2.2-mile section of greenway along the shoreline of Cherokee Farm, which connects to the Neyland Greenway and downtown Knoxville. Our partnership with Legacy Parks Foundation will provide even more green reasons to visit and do business here.

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Partners in the park

UT Research Park hosts a steadily growing number of partner companies leveraging their presence in the park to forge stronger collaborations with the University of Tennessee.

Current partners