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Partnerships Power the Institute

With over 160 nationally-renowned faculty and thousands of talented students and postdoctoral fellows, the institute is an academic powerhouse in materials and manufacturing research, innovation, and workforce development.

The institute houses the incubator and accelerator programs of UT’s Spark Innovation Center, supporting the co-location of promising new deep-tech ventures with our research and innovation community.

Our innovation services team supports the engagement of industry, academic, and government partners.

The outcomes the institute generates will drive progress in multiple sectors of the global economy, including energy, mobility, healthcare, agriculture, and IT, among others.