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Advanced Technology


The Knoxville-Oak Ridge region is home to a rare combination of technology assets.  The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the nation's largest multidisciplinary research lab.  The University of Tennessee is a Carnegie Foundation Research Institution.  These institutions are the cornerstones of the technology strengths of the region, and they provide unique access to their user research facilities and their scientific and technical talent.

Technology business sector 

Technology access

Technology resources

Technology Resources

Technology Advantages

  • Easy access
  • Long-term history of technology initiatives
  • Strong community of technology-based companies
  • Entrepreneurial momentum with spin-off companies and successful commercialization
  • Highly skilled talent pool