UT Research Park August 2022 Newsletter

UT Medical Center Orthopaedic Institute Officially Open for Business

Partners in the new Orthopaedic Institute came together on Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 to celebrate the opening of the newest facility at the UT Research Park. The facility is expected to employ 150 people, including 14 orthopaedic surgeons. The number of employees could expand to 180 as the facility grows. In total, leaders expect the center to care for around 225-275 patients a day. Learn More Here
 Pictured: Joe Landsman, Chad Simpson, 
Dr. Philip McDowell, Dr. George Baddour, Tom Rogers, Jon-David Deeson, & Dexter Mims
Spark Cleantech Accelerator in Full Swing

Five talented cleantech entrepreneurs from across the country have come together to advance their business models this summer as the first cohort of the Spark Cleantech Accelerator. The Accelerator is being supported by the US Department of Energy, LaunchTN, the City of Knoxville, TVA, and the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council.
The Spark Cleantech Accelerator Demo Day is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31st, 2022, Register Here to attend.
SkyNano Receives Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award

SkyNano, one of the UT Research Park’s Spark Incubator companies, recently was recognized by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee with a Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award. The award stated: “Imagine if we could capture the carbon dioxide that power plants put into the air and make it into something useful. One East Tennessee start-up, SkyNano, is trying to make that possible. The company has produced its first nanotube made from carbon emitted by the Tennessee Valley Authority’s John Sevier Combined Cycle Plant in Rogersville. The carbon nanotubes the company manufactures could be used to make practical, durable items like batteries and tires.” Read More Here
Opportunity Appalachia Grant to Focus on Spark Incubator

The UT Research Park has been awarded a $50,000 grant to determine the feasibility of developing a Spark Innovation Center facility to serve the growing number of high-tech startups locating in the Park.  The grant will fund a preliminary architectural design, financial projections, and investment options from both private and public sources. 
Millhorn Overlook Planned

The UT Research Park Board of Directors has approved plans to recognize Dr. David Millhorn’s contributions as the visionary leader of the Park by establishing Millhorn Overlook, a tranquil setting for park tenants and visitors to enjoy the beautiful views of the Tennessee River. Look for more news in the coming months!

Read more about Dr. Millhorn Here