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The University of Tennessee

Consortium Sponsor

For Sponsorship Information

Tierney Bates
Asst Development Director
Development Office
120 Perkins Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-6401
Fax: (865) 974-0889

A consortium connects a group of sponsors with a group of faculty and research staff focused on a common agenda. Although a consortium sponsor joins only one consortium, all consortium-level sponsors have access to the breadth of all research conducted at the Institute. In addition, companies at this level of sponsorship can take advantage of our graduate fellows program.


  • Membership in one consortium/joint program;
  • Visiting privileges;
  • Customized company day with a strategic brainstorming session;
  • Invitation to sponsor week (twice a year);
  • Invitation to lectures and special events;
  • Establishment of steering committee to oversee the Media Lab relationship;
  • Non-exclusive, license-fee-free, royalty-free licensing rights for IP;
  • Access to all UT-JISS publications and password-protected sponsor Web site.

Membership: $000 a year for a minimum of three years.