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Pellissippi Place, located in the Oak Ridge Technology Corridor of Tennessee, is near the University of Tennessee - Knoxville. This provides companies with the advantage of research capabilities at one of the top universities in the United States.

UT is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University, placing it among the top colleges and universities in the country for its high level of research activity. It has major research programs in the fields of energy, polymer engineering, advanced and composite materials, and biomedical and geological sciences.

University of Tennessee research encompasses programs on the main campus in Knoxville as well as initiatives of the Institute of Agriculture, the Institute for Public Service, the Health Science Center in Memphis, and the Space Institute in Tullahoma.

The university collaborates with numerous other agencies to advance science and technology innovation:

  • UT partners with Battelle to manage the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 
  • Through the Science Alliance, a center of excellence in partnership with ORNL, UT is a world leader in theoretical and applied collaborative research. 
  • A new $125 million bioenergy research center will search for ways to produce alternatives to gasoline. 
  • The National Transportation Research Center studies intelligent transportation systems, safety, vehicle technology, environmental impacts, and safety issues.