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:

Hotel RFI Info Packet
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 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.

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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