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Jay Brister

Chief Business Development Officer General Fusion

Friday, November 12, 2021

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

UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge
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ETEC's Friday In-Person / Online Meetings

Virtual Attendees (register):

Please register to attend the Zoom Friday morning meetings. You can register for more than one meeting with this link:
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In-Person (registration not needed):

The meeting will be held in the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge and our speaker will attend in person on Friday. The University of Tennessee has asked that masks be worn in all of their indoor spaces.
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Materials & Chemistry Laboratory (MCLinc) for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in November and December.
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Upcoming Friday Meetings

November 19 - ETEC Board of Directors Meeting
November 26 - No ETEC, Happy Thanksgiving!
December 3 - Colonel M. Lee Hartley, Jr., Commander of the 134th Air Refueling Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard


Nov 10 - City of Oak Ridge: Public Meeting – Rails to Trails
Nov 12 - C2 Labs & Salesforce: Happy Hour – Building Innovation Ecosystems
Nov 16 - KEC: Growth & Grit Event
Nov 16 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Nov 18 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Dec 7-9 - ECA: National Cleanup Workshop 2021
Dec 8 - TAEBC: Opportunities in Energy 2021


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DOE Fact Sheet: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is an investment in the nation’s infrastructure, workers, families, and competitiveness. A key piece in President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, the deal includes more than $62 billion for DOE.

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Y-12 Production Informs Research through Mid-Career Professional Exchange with ORNL

The Mid-Career Professional Exchange project, sponsored by the NNSA’s Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control, seeks to educate researchers through a production experience.

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UCOR Recognizes Excellence of Local and Regional Small Business Partners

Six small businesses have been recognized for their exceptional support of UCOR and its mission to support DOE's cleanup of the Oak Ridge Reservation. Four of the six awardees are located in Oak Ridge.

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New Strategic Vision Recognizes, Celebrates UTK’s role in Advancing TN’s Innovation Economy

During the recent meeting, the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new strategic vision for the Knoxville campus, a vote that marked the culmination of a two-year collaborative effort to envision a bold future for the state’s flagship land-grant institution.

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Volkswagen Launches New Research Collaboration with ORNL & UT-Knoxville

The expanded collaboration aims to explore how to integrate break­throughs in material science and recycling concepts to support electric mobility and sustainable transportation. The first project involves testing ORNL’s new high-power wireless EV charging concepts with a Porsche Taycan.

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General Fusion Establishes U.S. Headquarters in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

General Fusion announced its new U.S. base of operations in Oak Ridge, as the company advances plans for a first-of-a-kind commercial pilot plant. This will create up to 50 highly technical jobs to advance the company’s commercialization of fusion energy. The location will also provide a robust ecosystem of suppliers and services.

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Oak Ridge Upgrades Waste Shipment Tracking System

OREM contractor UCOR recently transitioned to a new waste tracking system that improves how shipments are tracked from work sites to disposal locations. The new system includes an upgraded radio frequency identification tracking system for trucks and new hardware and software.

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ORAU Celebrates 75 Years - Podcast Conversation with Ray Smith

Oak Ridge historian Ray Smith, who knows just about everything regarding the Manhattan Project and everything that has happened since, sat down with host ORAU's 'Further Together' podcast host Michael Holtz to talk about ORAU's place in Oak Ridge's history.

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Nine Submissions from TN Submitted Under EDA's “Build Back Better Regional Challenge”

Nine Tennessee-based organizations were among 529 from across the country that submitted proposals under the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s recent “Build Back Better Regional Challenge." Five of the nine are East Tennessee-based.

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New Member

ETEC welcomes Southeastern Packaging Technologies, LLC as a new member.
Southeastern Packaging Technologies (SPT) is a vertically integrated complete solutions provider for industry-leading flexible packaging products and flexible filling and packaging solutions. SPT works with high volume manufacturers of consumer-packaged goods and wholesale fluids and commodities in order to optimize their production strategies and achieve required volume, ensure target margins are met, and restructure their North American supply chains for flexible packaging production and distribution.

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