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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.
September 27 - Board of Directors Meeting featuring TN House Speaker Cameron Sexton and Members of the Tennessee General Assembly

October 4 - Bill Fox, University of Tennessee

October 11 -Margaret Dolan, Launch Tennessee

October 18 - Dulaney O’Roark, Verizon


Sep 24 - Innov865: Start-Up Day 2019
Sep 26 -Innov865: Innovation Crossroads Showcase
Sep 26 - Innov865 Investor Series: Malkes and Vanderhoofven

Oct 1-2 - 2019 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo
Oct 8-10 - ETEBA: Business Opportunities and Technical Conference
Oct 8-10 - GRIDSMART: INTERSECT Conference
Oct 16 - TSBDC: How to do Business with the Government
Oct 17 - Oak Ridge Reception for the TN Historical Commission
Oct 17 - TSBDC: Marketing on a Shoestring
Oct 24-25 - Governor’s Conference: Economic & Community Dev.


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Don’t Hide East Tennessee’s Light Under a Bushel

Senator Lamar Alexander says... We have the biggest mountains in the East, the most visited national park in the country and the birthplace of country music. TVA has become the largest public utility in the United States. The University of Tennessee has become a major research institution. And ORNL has grown to become the nation's largest science and energy laboratory, the home of the world's fastest computer and the home of the best new work on 3-D printing for manufacturing. When you add up TVA, UT, and ORNL you get about 3,000 scientists and engineers. Read more

ORNL to Develop Clean Water Solutions in DOE Innovation Hub

The National Alliance for Water Innovation, a partnership of the DOE’s ORNL, other national labs, university, and private sector partners, has been awarded a five-year, $100 million Energy-Water Desalination Hub by DOE to address water security issues in the U.S. Reliable access to clean water is a pressing global challenge, and the new hub will focus on early-stage research and development for energy-efficient, low-cost solutions for desalination and the treatment of non-traditional sources such as industrial wastewater.
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Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. to Expand TN Operations

TN Gov. Bill Lee, Dept. of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. officials announced the company's plans to locate new operations in Knox County. The technology consulting firm expects to invest more than $3.6 million and create 52 new jobs over the next five years. Booz Allen is investing in the expansion of its engineering business by locating a research and development facility in Knoxville. Activities at this facility will include engineering, prototyping and testing for a variety of technical systems.
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UTRF Cosponsors Knoxville Scipreneur Challenge

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation is involved in an exciting new endeavor to support entrepreneurship in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), along with the commercialization of intellectual property in the Knoxville region. In partnership with ORNL and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, UTRF is cosponsoring the Knoxville Scipreneur Challenge, a nine-week training and outreach competition to promote STEM entrepreneurship in the area.
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AMSE Receives First-Ever Overcomer Award

The Association of Science and Technology Centers has recognized The American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge for successfully surmounting a significant and specific challenge. AMSE has been awarded with the first-ever Overcomer Award. Now in their 15th year, the Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards are presented annually by ASTC to recognize extraordinary accomplishments in business practice, visitor experience, and leadership in science centers and museums around the globe.
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Demolitions Continue to Transform Landscape at ETTP

Oak Ridge crews recently tore down another facility at the East Tennessee Technology Park, bringing EM closer to completing cleanup at the site. Workers have finished the demolition and debris removal of the 30,817-square-foot K-1423 Toll Enrichment Facility. The building was originally used to transfer liquefied uranium hexafluoride to cylinders for the plant’s uranium enrichment process.
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Mesa Associates, Inc. for sponsoring
the Friday morning meetings in September.

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ETEC welcomes Browne, Draper and Land.

BDL Financial Concepts serves professional organizations, small business and select individuals who trust and value their knowledge and experience. They believe customized asset allocation coupled with appropriate investment vehicles is the key to managing wealth. Specializing in asset management, 401k plans, and retirement planning, they run a small practice with a focus on high-quality service, technology, and low cost investing platforms.
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East Tennessee Economic Council
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Oak Ridge, TN 37830