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

2022 Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award, awarded to Tom Rogers, President & CEO of the UT Research Park, and Executive Director of the Spark Innovation Center 

Tom Rogers, President and CEO of the UT Research Park, received Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council’s (TAEBC) top award during their ‘Opportunities in Energy’ event last week. “Tom Rogers is a champion for Tennessee’s advanced energy entrepreneurs and startups,” said Cortney Piper, Executive Director of TAEBC. “Throughout his entire career, much of which was spent at ‘the big three’ – TVA, ORNL … Read More

Victoria Hirschberg describes her role as being a connector

Victoria Hirschberg told attendees at Friday’s event for the Knoxville Chamber’s Premier Partners that her role is to be a connector between the institution and companies that can benefit from robust partnerships with any part of the University of Tennessee (UT) System. The 10-year veteran of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) joined UT as Assistant Vice President … Read More

UT Knoxville’s chancellor champions innovation as university grows in every area

Many of East Tennessee’s leading innovators, thinkers, and entrepreneurs all seem to have one thing in common – a tie to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville). That could mean they were a student at UT Knoxville, benefitted from the UT Research Foundation, won a pitch competition through the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, had workspace at the … Read More

 8 out of 37 companies that received SBIR and STTR Matching Funds are Spark and UT Research Park Affiliated

Thirty-seven companies have received funding thus far this year under the State of Tennessee’s matching program for recipients of federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards. In an announcement yesterday, Launch Tennessee, which administers the program, said that 15 East Tennessee-based companies, 16 from Middle Tennessee, and six who call West Tennessee home received … Read More