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FY2020 DOE Economic Impact Study Results Presentation

With special guests: Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, economists from UT's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, and more.

Friday, August 20, 2021
In-person or on Zoom

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

(Note: This meeting will be open to members of the press.)
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ETEC's Friday In-Person / Online Meetings

Virtual Attendees (register):

Please register to attend with this NEW LINK. It is good for Friday mornings from July until the end of October. Feel free to register for future meetings.
Breakout rooms will be available after the meeting.

https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkcOuvrj0sGtH310HtTdFkG1Hk4G3sF3k0

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In-Person Attendees (registration not needed):

The meeting will be held in the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge. The University has asked that masks be worn in all classrooms, laboratories, instructional spaces, and at any indoor event. If you plan to attend in person, please bring your mask.
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Upcoming Friday Meetings

August 27 - ETEC Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome.)
September 3 - NO ETEC: Labor Day Weekend
September 10 - Dr. Angelique Adams, 3 Keys to Leading Innovation

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to GEM Technologies for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in August.
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Regional Events

Aug 20 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Aug 24 - Knox Chamber: Capital Access Redefined Panel Discussion
Aug 25 - KTECH – WiT: Networking Happy Hour & Sound Bath Meditation
Aug 31 - TSBDC: Intro to Accounting for Small Business Owners
Sep 8-10 - ECA: National Cleanup Workshop
Sep 15 - KTECH, WiT: Stress, Time Management & Resilience Virtual Workshop
Sep 15 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Sep 22 - TSBDC: Intro to Accounting for Small Business Owners

New Member

ETEC welcomes Zelvin Security as a new member.

Zelvin Security provides network, web application, mobile, and cloud-based penetration testing. Since 2002, large and small businesses have turned to Zelvin Security for cybersecurity testing and compliance assessments. Their team of talented Ethical Hackers provides custom, business-minded security recommendations to proactively improve security postures against malicious hackers. Knoxville.
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ETEC News

View the Video of ETEC's Special MONDAY Meeting

Julie Wagner, president of The Global Institute on Innovation Districts, visited East Tennessee from Europe at the invitation of Oak Ridge National Laboratory on August 16. She spoke to 130 people both in person and on Zoom during a special Monday ETEC Meeting. You can watch the meeting recording here.
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Deadline Approaching: ETEC Award Nominations for 2021!

ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. Nominations will be taken until August 23, 2021.

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Amentum Supports ETEC’s Young Professionals’ Initiative

ETEC's Postma Young Professional Medal is a great way to encourage future leaders in the Oak Ridge community. ETEC was pleased to welcome Mark Whitney and James Blankenhorn from Amentum's Nuclear and Environment Group who visited the Postma Medal display to present former winners and ETEC leaders with a $10,000 contribution to enable the program to continue for the next decade. We appreciate Amentum’s generosity and support of ETEC!

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News

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Julie Wagner Shares Insights on Characteristics of Successful Innovation Districts

Tom Ballard, PYA and author of Teknovation.biz reports on ETEC's Monday meeting: “I have not travelled in two years,” Julie Wagner, President of The Global Institute on Innovation Districts, told attendees at yesterday’s special meeting of the East Tennessee Economic Council. “I came here because I think you have an important story to tell.”

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Innovation Districts Well-Positioned to Grow in COVID-Inspired Virtual World

The way in which organizations innovate, and places where they are based to do this, have changed profoundly over the last decade due to two overall trends – convergence and disruption. Companies have moved away from closed innovation models to more open approaches in which organizations and places work in collaborative ecosystems and networks.

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Crews Clean Up Reactor Pool to Prepare for Facility Demolition at ORNL

EM crews at ORNL have removed highly radioactive components from a reactor pool in a facility slated for demolition. This effort is a crucial step that allows EM to drain the pool and move forward with demolishing the Bulk Shielding Reactor, also known as Building 3010 — an aging, contaminated facility that no longer supports DOE’s research missions.

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Y-12, Roane State Expand Reach with Virtual Cybersecurity Camp

Students from as far away as New York participated in the cybersecurity camp. For the second summer, Y-12 National Security Complex partnered with Roane State Community College to offer an innovative approach to cybersecurity education.

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ORNL’s Simulation Tool Creates Digital Twin of Buildings from Coast to Coast

A new tool that simulates the energy profile of every building in America will give homeowners, utilities and companies a quick way to determine energy use and cost-effective retrofits that can reduce energy and carbon emissions.

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Oak Ridge Companies Named in 2021 INC 5000 List

INC Magazine recently released the 2021 5000 fastest-growing private companies list. The Knoxville area performed very well. ETEC congratulates two Oak Ridge firms on the list, who are both ETEC members: IB3 Global and Boston Government Services.

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