Nashville, TN (September 14, 2015) - The Advanced Composites Employment Accelerator of East Tennessee (ACE) is part of the federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge to bring the public and private sectors together to build on America’s regional strengths and create jobs in key industries of the future. With support from federal agencies including the Economic Development Administration, the Small Business Administration, and the Department of Labor, ACE focuses resources to accelerate the growth of the advanced composites cluster in East Tennessee through these key strategies:
Through ACE, UT CIS has leveraged the support of federal and regional partners to implement projects with over 20 companies throughout the region. Funding support from EDA has enabled companies to access emerging technologies and research and development support from ORNL and UT that has helped them incorporate new products and technologies into their operations, pursue new market opportunities, and undertake projects that have resulted in improved competitiveness, increased profitability, and new jobs and capital investment in the region.
Magnum Venus Products - ACE Success Story
RMX Technologies - ACE Success Story
Oak Ridge Carbon Fiber Composites Consortium - ACE Success Story