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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.
March 13 - Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, TN-3rd District

March 20 - Jim Evans, McGhee Tyson Airport

March 27 - Board of Directors
(All members and guests are welcome to attend these meetings which typically include brief updates on the federal government’s missions in East Tennessee (Environmental Management; Office of Science; National Security; etc.)

April 3 - Jeannette Lee, IIA Technologies


Mar 20 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
Mar 24 - KTech: Women in Tech Happy Hour
Mar 31 - ETEC After Hours

Apr 2 - Vistage: Knoxville Executive Forum
Apr 7 - NCMA: National Education Seminar – Contract Compliance
Apr 8 - UTRF: Alumni Startup Showcase
Apr 12-13 - Baker Center: Data Science in the Energy Sector
Apr 14 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government
Apr 15 - East TN Small Business Growth Conference
Apr 21 - TSBDC: Preparing an Incurred Cost Submission
Apr 23 - TSBDC: Small business start-up seminar
Apr 24 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
Apr 27-May 1 - SafetyFest TN 2020

ETEC After Hours Event

Mark your calendars for the next ETEC After Hours!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Room 147 of the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) Building
University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm.

Sponsored by TechmerPM, the event will include beer, wine, and snacks. Come for networking and to hear an update from Tom Rogers and Alan Liby about the UT Research Park and the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials.

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ORNL Enlists World’s Fastest Supercomputer to Combat Coronavirus

Researchers at DOE's ORNL have used the world's most powerful and smartest supercomputer, to identify 77 small-molecule drug compounds that might warrant further study in the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is responsible for the COVID-19 disease outbreak.
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Hundreds of Families Attend Oak Ridge STEM Event

Oak Ridge’s EM program and two of its contractors, UCOR and Isotek, supported a local middle school’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics night, which attracted 700 students and their families. The event at Jefferson Middle School was the second-annual STEM night.
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Tennessee Utility Uses Quantum Tech for Cybersecurity

EPB of Chattanooga hosted top researchers in quantum physics from both the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in a test of a new type of cybersecurity control network regarded as far safer and less vulnerable to cyberattacks than any existing controls.
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With Key Isotopes Depleted, DOE Plans Production Center

DOE has proposed an isotope production and research center at ORNL that could be important for medical, national security, and research projects. DOE said its supply of certain key enriched stable isotopes has been depleted, making the U.S. more dependent upon foreign imports for enriched stable isotopes.
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ORNL Receives Four 2020 FLC Technology Transfer Awards

Three technologies and one commercialization program developed at DOE's ORNL have won National Tech Transfer Awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium. FLC Awards recognize significant accomplishments transferring federal laboratory technologies to the marketplace.
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Strata-G CEO Dan Hurst receives Advanced Energy Leadership Award

The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council awarded Dan Hurst, CEO and Founder of Knoxville-based Strata-G, the annual Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award during TAEBC’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Schneider Electric’s Nashville Hub.
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New Member

ETEC welcomes Hampton Inn Oak Ridge as a new member.

Nestled in the Oak Ridge business district, Hampton Inn Oak Ridge is just over a mile from Oak Ridge Civic Center and 15 minutes from the bike trails of Windrock Park. Day trips to central Knoxville are half an hour’s drive away. There are plenty of dining options within walking distance, and they are a mile from Kroger Marketplace. WiFi and free hot breakfast is always free.

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Ts117 Modern Coworking for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in March.

3 Openings Left for Breakfast Meeting Sponsors

Reservations are now being taken to sponsor a month of ETEC breakfast meetings in 2020. Meeting sponsorships are $750.00 and include the following benefits. These go quickly and are first-come, first-serve.
  • Opportunity to speak about your business (3-5 minutes) at one meeting
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship by the ETEC Chairperson at 3-4 weekly meetings
  • Signage with logo at breakfast table at 3-4 weekly meetings
  • Logo advertisements with link to your website in 4 weekly newsletters
  • Logo with link to your website on the Weekly Breakfast Meetings page of the ETEC website
To register, click here.

Membership Information

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• To learn more about ETEC and the Friday morning meetings, visit the website.
• To join the Council, please submit a membership application.

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• To inquire about the status of your membership, email Tracy
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• To update your company profile, please submit a member information update form.
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Oak Ridge, TN 37830