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Keys To Sustainable Mobility At This Year’s CO.MOBILITY Summit

A light bulb representing sustainable mobility.
The Company Lab

From electric vehicles to quantum, the way we move people, goods, energy and data is changing.

The CO.MOBILITY Summit - launched last year here on our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - showcases what is known as “sustainable mobility.”

This week, the summit returns for its second year to UTC and this city - a gathering for innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate and industry leaders and researchers.

Tasia Malakasis is CEO of The Company Lab, the nonprofit that accelerates early-stage startups in the Chattanooga area and beyond - and the host of the CO.MOBILITY Summit.

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, Mondays - Thursdays at 3 PM on WUTC.
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