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January 02, 2024 | Tom Ballard

TEAM TN holding first-ever Summit in Cleveland

The event is January 30 and 31 at Wacker Commons, located at the PIE Innovation Center.

The Smart Factory Institute in Cleveland and The Company Lab (CO.LAB) in Chattanooga are co-hosting the first-ever TEAM TN Summit on January 30 and 31 at Wacker Commons, located at the PIE Innovation Center in Cleveland.

Coordinated by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TEAM TN is a partnership with the National Science Foundation and is an alliance of academics, industry, and technical organizations seeking to place Tennessee in the vanguard of transportation electrification and digitization while reducing reliance on carbon-intensive energy sources, mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, and creating a more equitable transportation system.

As described in this article from May 2023, the effort was one of the inaugural 44 recipients of $1 million each in the “NSF (National Science Foundation) Regional Innovation Engines Development Awards” program. It was the only awardee in Tennessee and now seeks to be a recipient of a full “NSF Engines” award that could amount to $160 million.

TEAM TN working group leaders will update partners on their progress toward positioning Tennessee at the leading edge of transportation electrification and digitization. Additionally, attendees will learn first-hand about industry technology trends and provide feedback on how Tennessee can capture these trends to benefit our diverse communities, workforce, entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems, and economy.

Subsequent Summits will highlight different focus areas of TEAM TN’s working groups and provide opportunities for community feedback and networking. Summit feedback will inform TEAM TN’s strategic roadmap to the NSF.

Registration is free. To attend, click here.

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