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Industry Partners

UT is a large and complex research university. Our Partnerships and Economic Development team is here to connect your company—from Fortune 100 to early start-up—with the right faculty, students, facilities, and programs to meet your research, innovation, and workforce needs.

Meet our Team

With decades of experience working with corporate clients of all types, our team will work with you to meet your needs.

Join Our Industry-University Consortia

The university currently supports several industry-university consortia, including IACMI-the Composites Institute and dozens of centers and institutes at the university and college level.

Contact our Corporate Engagement team for more information at

Tap Our Faculty Talent

Looking for faculty expertise in a particular area? Search by name, subject area, discipline, or topic to identify potential collaborators and mentors. Can’t find what you need?

Contact the Partnerships and Economic Development team at

Explore Available Technologies

Looking for new technologies that provide a competitive advantage for your business? Explore our available technologies here or contact the Knowledge Transfer and New Ventures team at

Access our Research Tools and Facilities

Consider using our state-of-the-art core facilities to meet your specialized research needs. Your company can work directly with staff experts, identify employees to train to be expert users, and  access our capabilities remotely.

Explore Workforce Development Innovations

Contact our Corporate Engagement team at to help meet your workforce needs, from entry-level to executive development.

Participate in Our Incubators and Accelerators

UT supports a vibrant innovation ecosystem including a cadre of entrepreneurs-in-residence, the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Spark Innovation Center, and the UTRF Business Incubator that help launch and nurture new ventures.

We hope you’ll engage in our incubators and accelerators by contacting our Knowledge Transfer and New Ventures team at

Join Us at One of Our Extended Campuses

Companies like Volkswagen, Eastman Chemicals, and OrthoTN, as well as new high-growth ventures incubating in our Spark Innovation Center, are realizing the benefits of co-locating with our academic innovators. Whether your needs are a 400-square-foot lab, a 1,000-square-foot corporate innovation center, or a 60,000-square-foot headquarters, UT can help identify solutions in the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm and in other locations convenient to our campuses.

Contact our Economic Development team at for details.