New UTK Chancellor’s Innovation Fund accepting proposals

Administered by the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED), the new fund is designed to raise awareness, promote innovation, and support entrepreneurship for UTK’s promising innovators. Faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) will be submitting proposals for the new Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) within the next two weeks. Administered by the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic … Read More

Six start-ups selected for Cohort 2 of Spark Cleantech Accelerator

The 12-week program kicks off August 21 and culminates with a Demo Day on November 15 as part of the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council’s “Opportunities in Energy” annual event. The Spark Cleantech Accelerator at the University of Tennessee (UT) Research Park has announced the participants for the second cohort of the program that launched in 2022. The six start-ups represent a diverse group … Read More

NSF Director Panchanathan meets three Members of Congress at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for project kick-off, announces funding for UT’s advanced materials and manufacturing center

U.S. National Science Foundation Director Panchanathan traveled to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the Tennessee Mobility Showcase on Monday, June 26. He joined Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) for the launch of the Technology Enabled Advanced Mobility (TEAM TN) project and to spotlight two awards.    TEAM is one of 44 teams to win the first-ever … Read More

UT Research Park Breaks Ground on Innovation South

Today, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, celebrated the groundbreaking of Innovation South, an 85,000-square-foot multi-use facility at the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm. The facility will be the new expanded home of UT’s Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility (FCMF), the longtime vision of UT–ORNL Governor’s Chair for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Uday Vaidya. “Innovation South demonstrates UT’s continued commitment to co-locate … Read More

Three Roots Provides $25.5M for Real Estate Development Projects at the University of Tennessee Research Park

Collaboration between developers, banks, research institutions and innovative financing companies like Three Roots Capital on forward-thinking projects is critical for creating more economic development opportunities and access to capital in the greater East Tennessee region. Over the past few years, Three Roots Capital has worked with the University of Tennessee Research Park (UTRP) on numerous real estate projects and efforts to support … Read More

UT Research Park Receives $100,000 Grant from Truist Foundation to Support Spark Innovation Center

Knoxville, Tenn, (Dec. 13, 2022) – The University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm announced today it received a $100,000 grant from Truist Foundation to support the Spark Innovation Center. Grant funds will be used to increase the Spark Center’s core principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, helping the Center recruit and serve more women- and minority-led entrepreneurs and … Read More

UT Research Park Tenant, RegScale, Acquires Compliance Company ‘GovReady’

RegScale, a next-generation Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) software company with its research and development (R&D) headquartered in Knoxville, has just acquired GovReady, an open-source Compliance-as-Code platform. RegScale said in a release that GovReady’s vision around a Compliance-as-Code, questionnaire-driven approach to generate System Security Plans (SSPs), coupled with RegScale’s expert-driven API-centric approach, positions RegScale as the market-leading National Institute of Standards … Read More

Students Design and Build 3D-Printed Pavilion at UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm

The college’s work with the University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm continues during the fall 2022 semester. This semester, students in Distinguished Lecturer James Rose’s studio have designed, and with help from industry partner Loci Robotics, are 3D printing and installing a pavilion on the research campus. More than a dozen seniors and grad students at the UT College of … Read More