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Friday Program - ONLINE

ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can be together again on Friday mornings.
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ETEC Board Meeting

Friday, August 28, 2020

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

Featured Speaker
Tim Burchett
U.S. Congress
Tennessee’s 2nd District


We will use the Zoom Conferencing platform in its normal format. Attendees will be visible unless they choose to turn off their video.

Want to Bring A Guest?

Members are always welcome to bring a guest to the ETEC meeting on Friday mornings, even when we are meeting virtually. If you want to introduce a guest to the group gathered online, email Tracy and she will put you on the meeting agenda. Or, fill out the online form here.


8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Friday morning.
Sign up for a Zoom Breakout Room when you register for the meeting!

The rooms will be available after the meeting this Friday. When you register for the meeting, choose a topic for your breakout room on the registration page. The topics for Friday are:
  • General Discussion
  • Business Development
  • Education
After the meeting, you will be automatically placed in the virtual room with others who are interested in the same topic. The rooms will be open from 8:30-9:00 am. Please register for a room by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

September 4 - No ETEC due to the Labor Day Holiday weekend
September 11 - ORNL’s Innovation Crossroads
September 18 - Dr. Linda Kah, University of Tennessee (NASA Mars Project)
September 25 - Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome.)

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Retirement Planning Services for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in August.
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Virtual Events

Aug 26-28 - Virtual 36|86 Festival
Aug 26 - CNS: Virtual Business Forum

Sept 3 - Innov865 Investor Series: East Tennessee Capital Call Webinar
Sept 12-13 - Maker City Summit
Sept 16 - National Cleanup Workshop 2020
Sept 23 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Sept 24 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Sept 28-Oct 2 - Innov865 Week
Sept 29 - Innov865 Virtual Start-Up Day 2020


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CNS Y-12 Project Success in a Time of Uncertainty

Y-12 continued vital projects throughout the COVID-19 response thanks to planning and teamwork. To ensure projects remained on track and on time, team members took that strong plan and coupled it with adherence to essential health and safety protocols.
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ORNL Produces Wall that is 3D-Printed, Cooling & Smart

DOE’s MDF at ORNL has demonstrated a first of its kind 3D-printed concrete smart wall cooling system. The Empower wall, which measures 5ft by 8ft, was 3D-printed using an infrastructure scale additive manufacturing system called SkyBAAM that prints concrete.
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The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center in partnership with the AgLaunch organization is part of an expansion of Launch Tennessee’s “Mentor Networks” program. The fourth addition to the program is automotive. The TennSMART Consortium will coordinate that sector.
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For nine years, the UT Research Foundation’s internship program has offered valuable career experience to law students, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers interested in the commercialization process of innovations from the University. This year, the program has gone virtual.
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Public Notice: Environmental Assessment Draft Available for Technology and Training Center

DOE's NNSA announces the availability of this Draft Environmental Assessment, which analyzes the potential impacts of constructing and operating the ORETTC to train first responders and other experts in nuclear operations, safeguards, and emergency response.
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Opinion: Cleanup of Nuclear Waste Sites a Continuing Success for DOE

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Under Secretary for Science, writes...In 1989, DOE set out on an ambitious and necessary endeavor: cleanup of 107 sites that bore the environmental legacy of developing nuclear programs that helped end World War II and the Cold War. Nowhere has progress been more evident than at the Oak Ridge Reservation.
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More Information

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Management Solutions Proves Pandemic is No Barrier to Business Growth
Management Solutions' has increased their workforce by 25% despite the economic impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
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Y-12 & Pantex are honored for sustainable purchasing practices by receiving the 2020 Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Purchaser Award.
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Atomic Trades and Labor Council: Y-12's Skill Players
More than 1,400 Y-12 employees are members of the Atomic Trades and Labor Council. Without these workers, Y-12 would have difficulty meeting its mission.
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Membership Information

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• To learn more about ETEC and the Friday morning meetings, visit the website.
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