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Friday Program - ONLINE

ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can all be together again on Friday mornings.
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ETEC will NOT meet on
Friday, January 1.

Our next meeting is
January 8, 2021

Randy Boyd, president of the University of Tennessee, will be our speaker.
Happy New Year 2021
REGISTER TO ATTEND - Friday, January 8, 7:30-8:30 a.m.:

Feel free to register and add this meeting to your calendar. See you January 8th!

Regional Event

Jan 6 - Techstars Report Event

The final report on findings and recommendations from the Techstars assessment of the Knoxville area’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem will be reviewed in a 90-minute “Town Hall” type event scheduled for January 6. Register here.


ETEC Featured on Startup Knox Podcast “Ecosystem Builder” Series

Brandon Bruce talks with ETEC President Jim Campbell as part of the Startup Knox's Podcast series. They speak about ETEC's sustained and lasting impact on the region, what a post-COVID world looks like, and how history aids in helping to keep organizational focus. Click here to listen.
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Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration Recap

Over 200 people attended ETEC's Virtual Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration on December 11. Below are the YouTube video links to watch the keynote and award presentations:

Keynote: Dr. Jonathan Gruber
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Postma Young Professional Medal

Sasha Benjamin
Joe Storch


ORNL 2020 Vehicle

Angels Among Us

In a year when masks seem to outnumber wings, Y-12’s angels used some creativity to ensure local children have a wonderful Christmas. The Tennessee branch of the T2 Employee Club distributed more than $11,000 to local charities to be used to purchase Christmas gifts for local children.

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ORNL New Engine Capability

In the quest for advanced vehicles with higher energy efficiency and ultra-low emissions, ORNL researchers are accelerating a research engine that gives scientists and engineers an unprecedented view inside the atomic-level workings of combustion engines in real time.

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Advanced Reactor Projects Funding

DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy has selected five teams to receive $30 million in initial funding for risk reduction projects under its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program. All five of the selected designs have the potential to compete globally once deployed.

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UT Research Park Welcomes Two New Tenants

Univ. Health Pharmacy and C2 Labs moved to the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm. C2 Labs moved to the UT Research Park for the numerous collaboration and growth opportunities.

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DOE Issues Final RFP for the ORR Cleanup Contract

DOE’s Office of Environmental Management issued a Final Request for Proposals for the new Oak Ridge Reservation Cleanup Contract procurement at the Oak Ridge Reservation.

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UCOR Earns 98% of Fee for Second Half of Fiscal 2020

EM recently awarded UCOR $28 million for its performance from April through September 2020, amounting to 98% of the available fee for the evaluation period.

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NNSA Release 2021 Annual Report

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration released its annual report, the Fiscal Year 2021 Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan – Biennial Plan Summary.

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UTRF Releases FY20 Annual Report

The UT Research Foundation has released its annual report for FY20, Discover 2020. It celebrates innovators and UTRF’s impact on innovation, new venture formation, and corporate engagement.

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Lamar Alexander Bids Farewell

After 18 years, Senator Lamar Alexander bid farewell to the U.S. Senate. His message to colleagues was to focus on working together, to put the country before partisanship for the greater good of the U.S.

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