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Upcoming Friday Programs

All meetings occur from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the UT Outreach Center unless otherwise noted.
February 8 - Dr. Thomas Zacharia, ORNL

February 15 - Dr. Padma Raghavan, Vanderbilt University

February 22 - Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome to attend.)

March 1 - David Salyers, TDEC Commissioner


Feb. 11-13 - National 8(a) Association: 2019 Small Business Conference
Feb. 14 - TSBDC: Small business start-up seminar
Feb. 20 - TSBDC: Government Contracting- 101-102 What’s Next?
Feb. 21 - ORNL Small Business Proposal Workshop
Feb. 22 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
Feb. 22-23 - 2019 Tennessee Science Bowl
Feb. 25 - Patent 101 & Tech Transfer at UT

Mar. 1-3 - What’s the Big Idea? 11th Annual Pitch Competition
Mar. 3-7 - Waste Management Symposia
Mar. 5 - Innov865: Mayoral Candidate Forum
Mar. 6 - 2019 Small Business Industry Day
Mar. 21 - TSBDC: Business Planning
Mar. 29 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar


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Pellissippi State Announces Two New Buildings on Two Campuses

Pellissippi State Community College announced its largest expansion since the college’s opening in 1974, including two new buildings on two of their campuses. A new math and science building will be built on the Hardin Valley campus, and a workforce development center will be built on the Blount County campus.
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Environmental Research Provides Key Insights for Mercury Cleanup

Through support from DOE’s OREM, researchers at ORNL Aquatic Ecological Laboratory are advancing the understanding of mercury’s impact on fish, wildlife, and streams. For more than 70 years, scientists at ORNL have been at the forefront of environmental research and discovery.
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AMSE: Japanese Tradition in Flight

The American Museum of Science and Energy is proud to showcase a unique and historical perspective on the Japanese art and science of kites. For a limited time this collection of fantastically designed and engineered Japanese kites will be on display in the museum’s rotating gallery.
Showcasing handmade, hand-painted kites, this collection will be inspirational.
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Facial Recognition will Allow Brands to 'Go Beyond Cambridge Analytica'

Economist tells ad industry of ever-invasive methods that brands can use to target consumers. She explained how advertising’s future is rooted in ever-more sophisticated methods of data collection and interpretation for brands. She gave examples of cameras inside TVs that scan viewers' reactions, sensors in clothing, and shoes that can use walking data to determine how healthy a person is.
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Idaho National Laboratory to Benefit from Nuclear Innovation Legislation Signed into Law by President

Law S.512, the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act, championed by Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, will make needed reforms to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and require the commission to establish a licensing framework for next-generation advanced reactors.
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Report Analyzes TN Entrepreneurial Landscape

Launch Tennessee, the state’s public-private partnership fostering entrepreneurship, in conjunction with TEConomy Partners, a global leader in research, analysis and strategy for innovation-based economic development released a new report titled “Analyzing Tennessee’s Entrepreneurial Landscape”. The study was designed to determine barriers to start-up activity and offer policy recommendations.
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Realty Executives Relocation for sponsoring the meetings in February.

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