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.
The university's Innovation Gateways include:
- Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
- Future Mobility
- Energy and Environment
- Artificial Intelligence
- Human Health and Wellness
$336 million UT research expenditures
31,000+ students at UT Knoxville
Average weighted GPA 4.05
365,000 SF built or under construction
15 Park tenants
The UT Research Park is accepting requests for information (RFI) for a hotel conference center
Schedule of key activities:
|RFI issued||Monday, April 10, 2023|
|Pre-proposal Meeting||Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. EST|
|Deadline for Questions||Thursday, May 4, 2023|
|Posting of Answers to Questions||Wednesday, May 16, 2023|
|Proposal Submission Deadline||Tuesday, June 6, 2023, by 2:00 p.m. EST|
For additional information and instructions for proposal submission, click below:
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.
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.
Greenways and Cherokee Landing
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.
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.