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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 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

March 8 - Kelli Chaney, TN College of Applied Technology


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. 14 - Diversity Business Expo
Mar. 21 - TSBDC: Business Planning
Mar. 29 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar



Science Policy Legislation of the 115th Congress

During the 115th Congress, lawmakers advanced a variety of science policy bills, ushering many of them into law. As part of a flurry of activity as the Congress came to a close in December, it passed several significant bills pertaining to science and STEM education.
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DOE's FOA for Cybersecurity Institute

DOE’s EERE announced the intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled “Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing."
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Legislative Spotlight: Nuclear Power for Utah Consumers

A resolution encouraging development of advanced nuclear reactor technology for Utah's future energy needs is on the docket. A media event and Millennial Nuclear Caucus was hosted at the Capitol by DOE and UAMPS.
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Behind the Scenes at Local Motors

3-D printers appear to be the future of the automotive industry. Beginning this summer, Knox County will officially join the auto making family, but not in the traditional sense.
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TN Gains Auto Sector Momentum

The recent headlines surrounding the global auto sector describe restructuring, layoffs, turmoil and declining profits. But in Tennessee, there has been a wave of good news.
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Smart Machines ‘Learning’ to Fight Cancer

Machine learning. We hear the phrase a lot, but what does it mean? And how might machines that can learn help solve complex problems like cancer?
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Meeting Sponsor

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

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