A short drive from Oak Ridge, in nearby Knoxville, is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee. UT is the state's largest university and a world-class research facility. The school enhances opportunities for students and assists area industries through collaborative research projects and faculty and staff exchange programs.
The University and Battelle co-manage the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Faculty and students experience unparalleled research and learning opportunities at the Department of Energy's largest science and energy lab.
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to take ideas and discoveries made at the University of Tennessee and turn them into products and services that improve the quality of life for people around the world.
The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (CIS) is an industrial extension program of UT’s Institute of Public Service. CIS helps Tennessee’s manufacturers become more productive, more profitable and more competitive through programs such as:
• R & D opportunities
• Safety and environmental compliance assistance
• Strengthen supplier relationships
• Current manufacturing processes and technologies
• Goverrnment procurement assistance
• Customized training
Tennessee Manufacturing Extension Partnership (TMEP) assists manufacturing firms by providing engineers and scientists from NASA, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and public and private universities and colleges to address problems and support industry through the application of technology.