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The Smart Communities Initiative (SCI) is founded upon the idea that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and state communities should work together to improve the health and vitality of their areas. Through the leveraging of interdisciplinary research and scholarship, community dialogue, human capacity, and innovation, SCI participants collaborate toward the pursuit of smarter, more vibrant communities.

Partner Communities


The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.