The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is one of 90 organizations within a statewide coalition that has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation for the state’s Advancing Technology-Enabled Mobility Solutions program. ATEMS-TN is an alliance of academics, industry and technical societies that is trying to position Tennessee to compete for up to $160 million in federal funding awarded in 2025 to implement their strategy.
The U.S. National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines, or NSF Engines, program catalyzes and fosters innovation ecosystems across the United States to: Advance critical technologies like semiconductors, artificial intelligence, advanced wireless, and biotechnology; Address pressing national and societal challenges; Cultivate partnerships across industry, academia, government, nonprofits, civil society, and communities of practice; Promote and stimulate economic growth and job creation; and Spur regional innovation and talent.
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is at the helm of a statewide coalition leveraging expertise in the public and private sectors to create lighter, safer, more efficient EVs – and supporting infrastructure – that can compete with gasoline-powered motor vehicles.
Yesterday was a good news day for The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and the Volunteer State. In an announcement Thursday from the National Science Foundation (NSF), a team led by UTK was one of 44 organizations that received up to $1 million each in the first-ever “NSF Regional Innovation Engines Development Awards” program. It was the only awardee in Tennessee and received the full funding for an effort in advanced mobility.