The city of Chattanooga and UTC will partner through MetroLab Network to help the city in innovative ways.  (Photo: UTC University Relations)

The city of Chattanooga and UTC are joining MetroLab Network, a group of government-university partnerships focused on bringing data and innovation to municipalities.

“Chattanooga is a city where you can see the technology of tomorrow,” Mayor Andy Berke said in a prepared statement. “Through partnerships like UTC, we are cultivating the talent and innovation to address the challenges that keep our city from being an equitable, authentic and inclusive community.”

In order to be selected for the network, potential partners must be reviewed by a committee of civic leaders and urban science researchers. MetroLab Network then acts as a catalyst for collaboration for projects such as building energy-efficient methodologies, analytics that predict fire outbreaks or real-time multimodal transportation applications.

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“This type of coordinated partnership between UTC and the city of Chattanooga has extensive, long-term gains for everyone,” UTC Chancellor Steve Angle said in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled that more UTC researchers will have broader opportunities to collaborate with our city and a range of leading universities engaged in the smart city space.”

For more information about MetroLab Network, click here.

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