The Charter which established NTRCI in 1998 as a not-for-profit corporation clearly defined its role as follows: “The Corporation is organized exclusively for scientific, charitable, or educational purposes which will enhance, promote, and stimulate science and the research and development of transportation-related technology”.
NTRCI believes that transportation-related technology innovation is the key to economic development, new and better jobs, a resilient economy, and the attainment of local and regional economic goals. To that end NTRCI works to develop research partnerships for transportation research and to mentor small emerging companies with innovative transportation technologies.
Automotive Research Alliance
The ARA is a consortium of seven major Southeastern universities including Alabama, Alabama-Birmingham, Auburn, Clemson, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Tennessee as well as the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the National Transportation Research Center, Inc., (NTRCI). Collectively this team represents the largest integrated group of researchers and engineers focused on the transportation industry in North America.
Battelle Memorial Institute
Consulting services for assistance in developing new research opportunities with private industry and federal agencies focusing on new vehicle technologies, logistics, and other transportation systems.
EconoPlug Technologies, Inc.
NTRCI assists EconoPlug with the identification of organizations that could both provide the necessary development and testing and facilitating the establishment of formal relationships with those organizations.
Research & Development Opportunities for Automotive Technologies in Knox County
The advancement of transportation research and the deployment of resulting technologies are vital to the continued economic growth of Knox County and the entire region.
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Campus
Promote scientific, charitable, or educational purposes which will enhance, promote, and stimulate science and the research and development of transportation-related technology.
Transportation-related technology innovation is the key to economic development, new and better jobs, a resilient economy, and the attainment of local and regional economic goals.