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The University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working together to deliver an unprecedented pool of research and development resources for organizations that rely on innovation.
Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus is the only R&D campus in the United States where the capabilities of a major research university and a major national laboratory for tenant innovation.
Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, a professor in the Welding Engineering Program in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has conducted research that has helped develop 3D printing.
“We find several states today as ‘real comers.’ This is especially true with Kentucky, Louisiana, North Dakota, Montana and Tennessee (although it has been on a fast track somewhat longer than the others).”
“Tennessee has no state income taxes, which is a huge plus.”
Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus is a joint project of The University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The research and development business campus offers unprecedented access to the most powerful tools available in materials science and high-performance computing, coupled with access to internationally renowned researchers in a variety of specializations. Parcels available for immediate development, and plans underway for research suite leasing.