Tennessee Technological University (TTU) strives to promote research, scholarship and creative activities that engage faculty, students and external partners. The Office of Research and Economic Development is committed to fostering an open environment to not only encourage research but also support entrepreneurial endeavors across campus. Our efforts directly support the university's vision to provide academic, economic and cultural leadership and produce practical, ready to work graduates that are prepared to compete in today's technologically driven world.
The mission of the Office of Research and Economic Development is to establish and to technically and financially grow a TTU research enterprise with a theme of Create, Re-create, Collaborate, Innovate, incorporating all four pillars of the knowledge economy:
- Education and Training
- Information Infrastructure
- Economic Incentive
- Innovation Systems
TTU will emerge as a leading university in the Collaborative-Interdisciplinary-Innovative-Creative-Entrepreneur culture in order to drive research and development in engineering toward solving societal and industrial problems that are of critical importance to the workforce and economic development of the region and state of Tennessee.