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SPARKS: Broadband Seed Competition Announced

The Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development is launching the SPARKS: Broadband Seed Competition to facilitate multidisciplinary collaborations focused on broadband research.

Applicants can apply for up to $75,000 per award. Cost share is not required but desired and will be considered when making selections.

Broadband technology, particularly 5G and beyond, promises to transform every aspect of our everyday lives. In Tennessee, impressive expertise and resources are coming together to maximize opportunities and foster transformation from a wide range of disciplines.The goal of the SPARKS: Broadband Seed Competition is to facilitate access, utilization, and expansion of these resources and build strong partnerships. Outcomes can include new courses and programs, team pursuits of external funding, and partnerships with industry and community stakeholders.

Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on June 2, 2023, with awards being announced the week of August 14, 2023.

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