Partnerships are central to the capacity and efficacy of CUIP research activities, and the Center collaborates with a variety of public and private partners within the City of Chattanooga and a number of renowned research institutions and labs regionally and nationally. In addition, through hosting workshops like the Chattanooga 2018 Deep Learning Conference and visiting scholars and thought leaders, CUIP continues to grow partners across disciplines that all serve to elevate and broaden the research capabilities at UTC, within the greater Chattanooga community, and across the University of Tennessee system. Our current partners include:



private & public partners


national institutes of health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.



national science foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..."



Tennessee valley authority

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states.



the enterprise center

Establishing Chattanooga as a hub of innovation and improving people’s lives by leveraging the city’s digital technology to create, demonstrate, test, and apply solutions for the 21st century.




EPB is one of America's largest publicly owned electric power providers. We're also the communications company with the first Gigabit Internet speeds, crystal clear television and telephone service utilizing a community-wide fiber optic network.



city of chattanooga

Located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront.