TEAM TN Summit January 2024

About this event

TEAM TN invites its partners to the first-ever TEAM TN Summit, January 30-31, in Cleveland, Tennessee, at Wacker Commons, located at the PIE Innovation Center.

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 National Science Foundation.

Two-Day Agenda

Day One

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Attendees will hear presentations, network and attend a reception at the Smart Factory Institute (connected to Wacker Commons). 

9:55 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction

Tennessee's Commitment to Electrification

TEAM TN Vision

TEAM TN Working Group Lightning Round

Technology Challenges and Opportunities

Startups in Mobility

CO.LAB Sustainable Mobility Accelerator

Forming a Successful Partnership, Best Practices from Peachtree Corners

3:45 p.m. – Table Talks

As you travel to the TEAM TN Summit, we invite you to think about three things in the quiet of your car, bus or plane. First, what are your needs related to TEAM TN’s mission? Second, what benefits does your entity expect to receive if TEAM TN wins the $160M? Lastly, how can you contribute to this process if we win $160M – as an individual and the entity you represent?

5 p.m. - Reception at Smart Factory Institute

Day Two

How would you spend $160 million? In the morning, TEAM TN working groups and partners will convene for a brief tour of the PIE Center (connected to Wacker Commons) and then meet in small groups to develop plans, programs and partnerships for spending $160 million in federal funds. Note: All partners and event participants are welcome to stay for Day Two.

  • 8:45 a.m. – Attendee arrival (light breakfast provided)
  • 9 a.m. Tour of Pie Center and Smart Factory Institute
  • 10 a.m. Working Group Meetings
  • 11:45 a.m. Adjourn to Electric Mobility Conference 


Hotel Information



Hampton Inn Cleveland



4355 Frontage Road NW


Cleveland, TN 37312


Conference rate: $130 per night


Reserve online: Hampton Inn and Suites Reservation Link


Or reserve your room by calling: 423-458-1222


Provide the group code: TTS


Open until 1/26



Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Cleveland Northwest


4355 Holiday Inn Express Way Northwest


Cleveland, TN 37312




Transportation electrification and digitization promise to revolutionize the future of mobility at a scale that will transform the movement of people and goods all over the world. TEAM TN will place Tennessee at the leading edge of this transformation—while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating a more equitable transportation system and growing a vibrant innovation economy with new job opportunities for all Tennesseans. To accomplish this goal, TEAM TN is mobilizing a first of its kind coalition with more than 100 partners. Partners engage directly with TEAM TN to influence the direction of programs, access world class research, talent and facilities, and collaborate with this first of a kind coalition to build economic prosperity for all of Tennessee’s communities. Partners will help TEAM TN answer key questions like: Get involved! Advancing mobility solutions for Tennesseans Sign up to receive information about events, focus groups, partnership opportunities and other ways to participate in TEAM TN. Core Partners What R&D projects should TEAM TN explore with industry partners? How do we move technology from the lab to the marketplace? What does our workforce need to start or sustain a career in advanced transportation? What do founders and companies need to start, grow or locate businesses in Tennessee? How do we make technology and economic opportunity accessible to all Tennesseans?