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


Friday, January 15, 2021

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

Joe Hoagland, TVA

presents the

Techstars Report


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.

Lets Network!

Make plans to network after the meeting on Friday from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. If you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your device, you can choose your own Breakout room. We will have the normal options open as well. Make plans for the meeting after the meeting!
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to IIA Technologies for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in January.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

January 22 - Peter Hastings, Kairos Power LLC
January 29 - ETEC Board of Directors
February 5 - NO ETEC - Chambers' Regional Legislative Agenda Virtual Event


Jan 14 - TSBDC: Proposal Writing Tips & Tricks
Jan 20 - 100Knoxville Launch Event
Jan 26 - 2021 TN Procurement Opportunities Conference

New Member

ETEC welcomes Capital Energy Group, LLC as a new member.
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Capital Energy Group, LLC (CEG) is a small business enterprise, privately held company specializing in niche projects performing commercial and federal nuclear facility demolition, radiological and non-radiological projects, asbestos and beryllium abatement, hazardous material removal, environmental remediation, deconstruction, decommissioning, segmentation, and salvage.


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Techstars Findings About Knoxville Revealed

The final report, including gaps and recommendations that were identified in the recently completed Techstars assessment of the Knoxville area innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, is now public, and the hard work is just beginning to ensure the region capitalizes on the effort.

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High-Performance Computing Helps Understand Cancer Growth

A multi-institutional team of scientists is using Summit, America's fastest supercomputer for open science, to get a better understanding of how certain proteins signal body cells to reproduce uncontrollably, triggering cancer.

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Changing the Landscape One Demo at a Time

The landscape of Y-12 and Pantex are changing. In FY 2020 alone, 46 infrastructure projects were completed, and 21 facilities (11 at Pantex and 10 at Y-12) were demolished. FY 2021 demolitions are already underway, another 21 demolitions are planned for FY 2022, and more than 25 for FY 2023.

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Advanced Energy Means Jobs for Tennesseans

Cortney Piper wrote an opinion piece for the Knoxville News Sentinel: 'By almost any metric, Tennessee had a strong 2020 in advanced energy, a robust sector with 18,000 businesses contributing nearly $40 billion to the state’s gross domestic product.

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UAMPS Awards Contract for SMR Nuclear Reactor

Fluor Corporation announced that Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) awarded the company a cost-reimbursable development agreement to provide estimating, development, design and engineering services for its Carbon-Free Power Project.

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EPRI Names Rita Baranwal as New VP of Nuclear, CNO

The Electric Power Research Institute announced Dr. Rita Baranwal as its new Vice President of Nuclear Energy and Chief Nuclear Officer. Baranwal most recently served as the U.S. Energy Department's Assistant Secretary for its Office of Nuclear Energy.

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