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Technology

Compiled by the Economic Development Board, the following information pertains to technology clusters in the Knoxville MSA.

Technology Cluster

ProNova Solutions

ProNova is redefining the future of cancer treatment by delivering a lower-cost, smaller, lighter and more energy efficient proton therapy solution without sacrificing today’s most important clinical capabilities.

ProNova leverages proven superconducting magnet technology in both the cyclotron and treatment gantry.

Founded by the same team that brought PET technology out of the laboratory and made it a clinical reality for millions of cancer patients, ProNova has a history of innovation.

ProNova is collaborating with leading proton suppliers and providers to develop the most optimal solutions to address the needs of the market.

Standard Aero

Founded in 1911, StandardAero has become one of the world aerospace industry’s largest independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers. Our company’s success is the outgrowth of the synergistic merger of businesses with complementary specialties that have exponentially increased our capabilities and generated unprecedented customer commitment and value.

Now a part of Dubai Aerospace Enterprises, an international corporation with interests in aircraft leasing, MRO and aviation IT solutions, StandardAero offers extensive MRO services and custom solutions for business aviation, commercial aviation, military and industrial power customers in more than 80 nations around the world.

Services include MRO for aircraft and rotorcraft engines, auxiliary power units and components; airframe services including major alterations; FAA authorized avionics capabilities; comprehensive engineering services; and custom exterior and interior design, completion and paint. We provide these capabilities through our network of specialized facilities and mobile service teams.

Smiths Detection

We are the world’s leading experts in safeguarding society, the military and borders from constantly evolving CBRNE threats. We’re renowned globally for our advanced technological solutions in explosives, illegal weapons, contraband, toxic materials and narcotics detection.

Behind our comprehensive range of solutions is a highly responsive service and support team, working globally. So whatever threats you face, rest assured you have all the proven expertise, experience and back-up you need – all in one place.

University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee's flagship campus in Knoxville is home to a wide array of vigorous programs doing research on issues vital to the community, the state, the nation, and the world. The university has collaborative relationships with public and private agencies including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Battelle Memorial Institute (forming UT-Battelle), St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, and the Boston-Baskin Cancer group (forming UT Cancer Institute).

Office of Research includes: Centers of Excellence, Compliance, COEUS Database, Export Control, Graduate Fellowships & Assistantships, Knoxville Office of Research, Limited Submissions, Undergraduate Research, Undergraduate Internship, UT Research Foundation

Eastman

Eastman manufactures and markets chemicals, fibers and plastics worldwide. They provide key differentiated coatings, adhesives and specialty plastics products and is the world's largest producer of PET polymers for packaging and a major supplier of cellulose acetate fibers. Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, Eastman is a FORTUNE 500 company with 2006 sales of $7.5 billion and approximately 11,000 employees.

Siemens

Siemens Medical Solutions brings together innovative imaging equipment, information technology, management consulting and services to help customers achieve tangible, sustainable clinical and financial outcomes. From imaging systems for diagnosis, to therapy equipment for treatment, to patient monitors to hearing instruments and beyond, Siemens innovations contribute to the health and well being of people across the globe, while improving operational efficiencies and optimizing workflow in hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, and doctors’ offices. Siemens is proud to produce these products within the Knoxville, TN MSA.