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ETEC Board Meeting

April 29, 2022

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

Featuring updates from:
- Anna Douglas, SkyNano Technologies
- Jennifer Wood, U.S. Department of Commerce Export
Office, East Tennessee
- East Tennessee PBS Partnership with TVA
- And more.

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.
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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

Two remaining months are available: January 2023 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 29 - ETEC Board of Directors
May 6 - Jay Brister, General Fusion
May 13 - Joan Bienvenue, UT Oak Ridge Innovation Institute
May 20 - Board of Directors Meeting
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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.
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Regional/Partner Events

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 12 - Innovate865 Investor Series: Preparing Your Business for an Ownership Transition
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
May 26 - Techstars: Industries of the Future Demo Day
June 3 - TSBDC: Entrepreneurial Strategies
June 16-17 - TVC: 2022 National Summit
June 17 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs


Pertinent to Friday’s Board Meeting:

SkyNano Technologies, One of 60 finalists in Elon Musk’s 100M XPRIZE Carbon Removal

SkyNano Technologies, a Knoxville start-up and developer of a manufacturing technique for the capture and conversion of CO2 from various sources into valuable carbon-based materials, was named a top 60 finalist for the “Milestone Awards” in the largest incentive prize in history, Elon Musk’s 100M XPRIZE Carbon Removal.

U.S. Commercial Service Knoxville Welcomes New Director

The U.S. Commercial Service has appointed a new director of their Knoxville office located on Market Square. Jennifer Woods is filling the role designed to help companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets. Trade counseling, business matchmaking, and market intelligence are just a few of the low-to-no-cost services the office provides.
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Nuclear News

BWXT Advancing Microreactor Design Project
Nuclear Engineering International

Federal News

University of Tennessee News

State Approves $72 Million for UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute
Upfront Funding Accelerates Plans to Make Tennessee Hub for STEM Talent
New Institute for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
UT Knoxville, formally announces the launch of the Institute for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

Contractor News

CNS Wins Gold, Silver DOE GreenBuy Awards
Consolidated Nuclear Security

Member News

People News


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