Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Gary W. Rollins College of Business, UTC

Supports the entire University of Tennessee at Chattanooga community through cross-campus programming and initiatives. Works closely with community partners to support student entrepreneurs.


The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was established in 2018 to engage, equip and encourage UTC’s innovators and entrepreneurs. The Center supports the entire UTC community through cross-campus programming and initiatives, and addresses UTC’s strategic goal to “Inspire, nurture and empower scholarship, creativity, discovery, innovation and entrepreneurial initiatives.”

Services Provided

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program (Specialty)
  • Student Marketing Projects (Specialty)
  • Student Research Projects (Specialty)
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education
  • Student Placement (Specialty)
  • Student Training (Specialty)
  • Business Degree Program (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization


  • Formal Mentoring Programs


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
Contact Information
Libby Santin
615 McCallie Ave.
Dept. 3123
Chattanooga, TN 37403