The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council is proud to be a core partner in the Advancing Technology-Enabled Mobility Solutions, a partnership with the National Science Foundation and an alliance of academics, industry, and technical societies, led by The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

“This coalition’s special focus on innovation and workforce development in Tennessee will bring new transportation systems and technologies, new businesses and new jobs to the state,” said Cortney Piper, Executive Director, TAEBC. “All of which will add to Tennessee’s leading advanced energy industry which contributes $46 billion to the state’s GDP.”

UTK’s press release about the announcement reads:

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will lead a new statewide coalition funded by the National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines program to help shape the future of mobility and usher in a new era of economic prosperity in Tennessee.

The state is already a recognized leader in automotive manufacturing with a growing presence in the EV market. Inspired by the increasing electrification and automation of transportation, the coalition of more than 90 organizations statewide will conceive of, invent and commercialize new transportation systems and technologies. This first-of-its-kind mobility coalition will prepare Tennesseans for good-paying jobs and create, recruit and retain the innovation industries of Tennessee’s future.

The $1 million Advancing Technology-Enabled Mobility Solutions Regional Innovation Engines Development award will support the creation of a roadmap to outline a statewide transportation mobility strategy and assist Tennessee in competing for up to $160 million in federal implementation funding in 2025.

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