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Matt Schaefer

President & CEO

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

February 11, 2022

7:30-8:30 a.m. (EST)

UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge & on Zoom

Hybrid Friday Meeting Details:

Virtual Attendees (Please Register):

To participate in the meeting via Zoom, register for this and future upcoming Friday meetings with the link below:
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In-Person (Registration not Needed):

Meetings are held in the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge. Attendees are no longer required to wear masks but may do so at their discretion.

Meeting Sponsorships Available

ETEC has 2022 meeting sponsorships available. The cost is $750 per month and the benefits are listed below. To see the months available and to purchase this great promotional opportunity for your organization, click here.
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship by the ETEC Chairperson at weekly meetings
  • Advertisement with logo on meeting slides at weekly meetings
  • Opportunity to speak for 3 minutes during one weekly meeting during the month
  • Logo ad with a link to your website in ~4 weekly newsletters per month
  • Logo with link to your website on the events page of the ETEC website


Upcoming ETEC Friday Meetings

February 18 - Dr. Burak Ozpineci, ORNL Vehicle & Mobility Systems Research
February 25 - ETEC Board of Directors (All members and their guests are welcome to attend.)
March 4 - Mike Paulus, Tech Transfer Director, ORNL
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Other Events

Feb 14 - Plugging In to Federal Clean Energy Innovation Programs
Feb 14 - IACMI: February 2022 Innovation Insights Webinar
Feb 15 - PTAC, Small Business Finance Strategies for Government Contractors
Feb 15 - Knox Chamber, KEC, Innov865: Angel Investing Series
Feb 17 - UTRF Tech Talk: Enhancing Healthcare with Artificial Intelligence
Feb 18 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Feb 22 - PTAC: 2022 TN Procurement Opportunities Conference
Feb 28 - PTAC: How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals

Mar 6-10 - Waste Management Symposia 2022
Mar 18 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Mar 21-24 - Launch Tennessee: Innovation Week
Mar 22 - BDL: Labor Market & Supply Chain Update, Marianne Wanamaker, PhD
Mar 22 - Knox Chamber, KEC, Innov865: Angel Investing Series


ETEC Presents 2021 Awards

Leaders with impressive resumes of service in East Tennessee were honored with the Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal by the East Tennessee Economic Council at the 2021 annual year-end celebration on Friday, February 4, 2022.

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East Tennessee Economic Council Presents 2021 Awards

Techstars Announces Industries of the Future Accelerator Class of 2022

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, announced the inaugural class of the Industries of the Future Accelerator run in partnership with ORNL, TVA, and the UT System.

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ORAU Kicks Off New $129.7M Contract to Manage NASA Postdoc Program

ORAU recently assumed management of a $129.7 million contract for the NASA Postdoctoral Program with a new website for available fellowships. Early-career and senior scientists will explore fellowship opportunities and share in NASA's mission to develop advancements in science, technology, aeronautics, and space exploration.

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DOE, Army Corps of Engineers to Construct Facility Giving Visitors New Perspective on K-25

A new facility that will share the history of the K-25 Building from a new vantage point is one step closer to reality through a newly formed partnership between two government agencies.

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Roane State, TCAT Knoxville, Covenant Health Announce Partnership for Knox Regional Health Science and Simulation Center

This state-of-the-art healthcare training facility will enable instructors to provide comprehensive simulations of the work students will be doing when they graduate, in settings similar to clinics and hospitals. The center is meant to replace Roane State’s current Knox County Center for Health Sciences and will be the new home of TCAT Knoxville’s health science programs.

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