Mission and Vision
Mission: The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) provides support and assistance
to administrators, faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to secure external
funding for research and scholarly activities. ORED reviews, negotiates, approves,
and provides administrative oversight of proposals and awards in compliance with applicable
laws, policies, and regulations. Additionally, ORED facilitates the protection and
commercialization of intellectual property developed by TTU, and supports activities
that promote economic development.
Vision: Tennessee Tech will emerge as a prominent technological university for research with national impact.
Updated August 2019