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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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Friday, September 11, 2020

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

Cohort 4

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's
Innovation Crossroads Cohort 4

Join us to hear 5 entrepreneurial-minded innovators
introduce their start-up companies.
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We will use the Zoom Conferencing platform in its normal format. Attendees will be visible unless they choose to turn off their video.

Ready to Network?

8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Friday morning in the Zoom Breakout Rooms.
** Talk with the Innovators in the General Discussion breakout room. **

When you register for the meeting, choose a topic for your breakout room on the registration page. The topics for Friday are:
  • General Discussion & Innovation Crossroads Innovators
  • Business Development
  • Education
After the meeting, you will be automatically placed in the virtual room with others who are interested in the same topic.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

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 Acato Information Management, LLC for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in September.
Happy 10th anniversary!
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Virtual Events

Sept 12-13 - Maker City Summit
Sept 16 - National Cleanup Workshop 2020
Sept 16 - K-Tech: Lunch & Learn-Selling During a Pandemic
Sept 19 - NMNS&H: Virtual Symposium for 75th Anniversary
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 24 - DOE/UCOR: Transforming an Enrichment Complex into a Community Asset-Panel 1
Sept 28-Oct 2 - Innov865 Week (Click here to see the calendar)
Sept 29 - Innov865 Virtual Start-Up Day 2020
Sept 30 - DOE/UCOR: Transforming an Enrichment Complex into a Community Asset-Panel 2

Oct 8 - DOE/UCOR: Transforming an Enrichment Complex into a Community Asset-Panel 3
Oct 13-15 - ETEBA's BOTC Virtual Conference


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Oak Ridge Constructing Test Facility for Sludge Processing

Construction is underway on the $10 million Sludge Processing Mock Test Facility, which will play a vital role in maturing technologies needed to begin processing Oak Ridge’s 500,000-gallon inventory of transuranic sludge waste.
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Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization FY 2019 Annual Report

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) at DOE is pleased to share the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report. This report covers the Department’s successes in engaging small businesses to help advance DOE’s missions.
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Nth Cycle Makes Great Progress During Two-Year Fellowship

Participants in Cohort 2 of the “Innovation Crossroads” program operated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory have completed their two-year Fellowship that was extended a few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom Ballard talks to Megan O’Connor with Nth Cycle about her experience.
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Member News


Strata-G, US Chamber Small Business of the Year, Sold to Key Employees

For the first time in 18 years, Strata-G founder Dan Hurst has just one decision to make: finding and conserving 100 acres of land meant for Strata-G employees to enjoy. Ranked as the largest veteran-owned business in East Tennessee by the Knoxville News Sentinel's Book of Lists, Strata-G has been sold by Hurst to two longtime vice presidents. Elliott Barnett will take on operations as CEO, and John Patterson will handle business development and growth as president.
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