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FROM LABORATORY TO MARKETPLACE

Pellissippi Place, with its prime location in the Oak Ridge Technology Corridor / Innovation Valley of Tennessee, is designed to foster collaboration that advances the commercialization of technology and biotechnology research.

Here you’ll find everything you need to take your product from the earliest research stages through design and testing, production, marketing, distribution, and continuing refinement and enhancement.

  • The resources available at ORNL and the University of Tennessee will give you access to the most sophisticated research facilities and personnel available anywhere today. 
  • At Pellissippi Place you’ll refine the product and take it into the initial manufacturing phase. 
  • You’ll have access to the commercialization assistance you need through local and regional economic development entities that will assist you in bringing your product to market. 
  • Product enhancement and development will continue as your refine your idea further to meet ever-evolving market needs and technological development.

Programs that are spearheading technology commercialization in the region include:

Technology 2020, an initiative whose focus is to recruit entrepreneurs to the region and provide processes and business incubator space for taking scientific and technological advances out of the laboratory and into the marketplace for job and equity creation.

Innovation Valley Emerging Technologies Alliance, a partnership of East Tennessee organizations dedicated to helping accelerate technology discovery and commercialization using the unique confluence of resources available nowhere else in the world.