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Tricia Martínez

Managing Director

Techstars Industries of the Future Accelerator

April 22, 2022

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

UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge & on Zoom
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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.
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Piper Communications for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in April.
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Meeting Sponsorships Available

Months Available: October 2022, November/December 2022 & January, February, and March 2023.

Consider sponsoring a month of ETEC meetings. The cost is $750 per month and the benefits are below. To easily 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 (In-person & Online)

April 22 - Tricia Martinez, Techstars Industries of the Future Accelerator
April 29 -
ETEC Board of Directors
May 6 - Jay Brister, General Fusion
May 13 - Joan Bienvenue, UT Oak Ridge Innovation Institute
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Business Lunch Live

Join us for our next quarterly Business Lunch Live, a joint event series to promote community connection for Oak Ridge Chamber and ETEC members. This virtual meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at noon. There is no charge to participate, but registration is required. The topic for this session is the State of Real Estate led by a panel of local experts.

Save the Date for NOW

ETEC's nuclear suppliers event returns in 2022 as the Nuclear Opportunities Workshop (NOW). Join us in Oak Ridge on August 1 for an evening reception and all day on August 2, 2022, for an industry conference. Stay tuned for more details, registration, and the venue announcement.
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Regional/Partner Events

April 26 - Ktech/Avertium: Cybersecurity Panel: Zero Trust
April 27 - ETEC & ORCC: Business Lunch Live – The State of Real Estate
May 3 - Kairos Power: Eat & Greet at K-25 History Center
May 5 - PTAC: Small Business Innovation Conference
May 10 - WITT: Women in Tech Leadership Series: Having a Seat at the Table
May 16 - SAME 2022 TVP Golf Tournament
May 20 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
May 20 - TSBDC: Commerical Loan Package Considerations
May 24 - US Commercial Service/EXIM: Meetings for Companies


OPG, TVA Partner on New Nuclear Technology Development

Two of North America's leading nuclear utilities unveiled a pioneering partnership to develop advanced nuclear technology as an integral part of a clean energy future and creating a North American energy hub.

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OPG, TVA Partner on New Nuclear Technology Development

Energy Savings by the Millions at Y-12 National Security Complex

The National Nuclear Security Administration is responding to the White House’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad with the expansion of a successful Energy Savings Performance Contract at the Y-12 National Security Complex.

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Energy savings being realized by the millions at Y-12 National Security Complex

ORNL Brings Big Science to Address the Climate Challenge

Tackling the climate crisis and achieving an equitable clean energy future are among the biggest challenges of our time. ORNL, the largest DOEscience and energy laboratory in the country, is deeply invested in the big science capabilities and expertise needed to address the climate challenge on multiple fronts.

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ORNL Brings Big Science to Address the Climate Challenge

EM Continues Progress Eliminating Risks at Y-12

EM has prepared the East Column Exchange (COLEX) equipment at Y-12 for demolition following deactivation work that involved retrieving mercury from the deteriorating structures to prevent a potential environmental release.

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EM Continues Progress Eliminating Risks at Y-12

Spectra Tech Named DOE Small Business of the Year for 2021

ETEC members were award recipients of DOE’s OSDBU’s Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Small Business Awards Program. Spectra Tech, Inc. received the Small Business of the Year award and North Wind Portage, Inc. received the 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year award. Click below to read about Spectra Tech.

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Spectra Tech Named DOE Small Business of the Year for 2021

Kairos Power Joins with Bruce Power, Constellation, Southern Company and TVA to Form Advanced Nuclear Development Consortium

Kairos Power has assembled leading North American utilities and generating companies to launch an advanced nuclear development consortium named Kairos Power Operations, Manufacturing and Development Alliance to advance the development of the company’s advanced fluoride salt-cooled high-temperature reactor technology.

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Kairos Power Joins with Bruce Power, Constellation, Southern Company and TVA to Form Advanced Nuclear Development Consortium


New Member

ETEC welcomes Scientific Sales as a new member.

Scientific Sales, Inc, (SSI) is a small, woman and minority-owned distributor of laboratory, safety, and industrial products located in Oak Ridge, TN. SSI was founded in 1987 and has a great history of providing our customers the capabilities and vast product array of a large business supplier and the personalized customer service approach of a small business
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