Volkswagen, UT & ORNL Announce Partnership, Innovation Hub

February 6, 2020

Volkswagen Group of America; the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the UT Research Foundation and Oak Ridge National Laboratory today announced a partnership to create Volkswagen’s first innovation hub in North America at the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm. The partnership is leveraging the expertise of ORNL scientists and several faculty members within the Tickle College of Engineering at UT to develop lighter vehicle components made from composite materials and to electrify vehicles—two areas where UT is at the forefront of research and expertise.

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