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ETEC Board of Directors

Friday, August 27, 2021
In-person or on Zoom

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

(ETEC members and their guests are welcome.)

Featuring Dr. Marianne Wanamaker

Executive Director
University of TN Howard H. Baker Jr.
Center for Public Policy


ETEC's Friday In-Person / Online Meetings

Virtual Attendees (register):

Please register to attend the Zoom Friday morning meetings. Breakout rooms will be available afterward.

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In-Person Attendees (registration not needed):

Meetings are held in the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge. The University has asked that masks be worn in all indoor spaces.
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Upcoming Friday Meetings

September 3 - NO ETEC: Labor Day Weekend
September 10 - Dr. Angelique Adams, 3 Keys to Leading Innovation

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to GEM Technologies for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in August.
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Regional Events

Aug 25 - KTECH, WiT: Networking Happy Hour & Sound Bath Meditation
Aug 31 - TSBDC: Intro to Accounting for Small Business Owners
Sep 8-10 - ECA: National Cleanup Workshop *POSTPONED*
Sep 8 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Sep 9 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Sep 15 - KTECH, WiT: Stress, Time Management & Resilience Virtual Workshop
Sep 15 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Sep 22 - TSBDC: Intro to Accounting for Small Business Owners

New Member

ETEC welcomes IONEX Research Corporation as a new member.
IONEX is a custom metal manufacturer of design/build equipment for the government, nuclear, and mining industries. A small business operating since 1978, IONEX fabricates equipment to exacting standards and tolerances and maintains a Quality Program that meets NQA-1, 10CFR 50, and ASME Section VIII. IONEX's in-house engineering team includes licensed PE's and a design group capable of assembling a full engineering package for fabrication. They provide integrated engineering solutions to their clients.


ETEC Updates DOE Economic Impact Study for FY2020

ETEC was pleased to partner with economists at the University of Tennessee's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy to produce the latest report on the Department of Energy's Economic Impact in the State of Tennessee. The report's findings have been popular in the news. Click on the links for different aspects of the news coverage.
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TAEBC E N Process

UT Collaborates with AT&T on 5G Research and Technology

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is poised to play a role in how 5G and its successors are utilized, helping to address some of the main concerns about the technology in the process thanks to an agreement with AT&T that will establish a 5G+ presence on campus, including a test bed.

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Nuclear Plant in Alabama Now uses 3D-Printed Components

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 2 in Alabama has become one of the first plants in the world to use 3D-printed fuel assembly brackets. The plant is employing four of these first-of-a-kind devices produced at DOE’s MDF at ORNL.

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Seven Startups Graduate from Tennessee’s Energy Mentor Network

The Energy Mentor Network is a rigorous mentorship program that cultivates energy entrepreneurship across the state. Run by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council in partnership with Launch Tennessee it equips promising young companies with tools and connections.

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