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UT IN THE NEWS: The New Silicon Valley?

From left, roundtable discussion leader Cortney Piper, TVA President & CEO Jeff Lyash, UT President Randy Boyd and ORNL Director Dr. Thomas Zacharia speak at the 2021 Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. on Thursday, June 3, 2021. TVA, UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are partnering with Techstars to launch an innovation accelerator that will invest in 30 businesses over next 3 years, filling a gap in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge tech corridor.

UT, ORNL and TVA join together to launch tech startup accelerator

Three of East Tennessee’s major institutions are launching a collaboration aimed at making the Knoxville-Oak Ridge corridor a national innovation hub. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee System are partnering with worldwide firm Techstars to launch a startup accelerator that will foster the growth of 30 technology companies over three years.