Oak Ridge Institute Selected To Host WDS-IPO

The International Science Council (ISC) and its World Data System (WDS) are extremely pleased to announce that the Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee (ORI at UT) has been chosen as the new host of the WDS International Programme Office (WDS-IPO). The new hosting is subject to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between ISC and ORI at UT, which is currently under development but is expected to commence on 1 April 2021 for an initial five-year period.

100Knoxville launch addresses one gap identified by Techstars (Commentary)

Two weeks and one hour after the town hall where the Techstars assessment of the Knoxville region’s innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem was unveiled, a second event was held launching an initiative to address one of the significant glaring deficiencies that Techstars identified. That gap was lower levels of participation by minority populations as well as greater access to resources to help them be successful.

Management Solutions Expands into European Market

We are excited to announce our expansion into the European marketplace.  Recognized global technical expert in cost, planning, estimating and risk, Christine McLean will serve as the Managing Director and Director of Project Controls training for our new, London-based office.  The move to expand into new international markets will allow Management Solutions to further address the worldwide shortage of skilled project managers and project controllers. 

Biden Administration Needs to Invest in Early-Stage Climate-Friendly Energy Tech

The incoming Biden administration might have the biggest opportunity in more than a decade to drive innovation in climate-friendly technologies. Consider the terrain. In December, for example, Kairos Power announced plans to build a prototype of its novel salt-cooled high-temperature nuclear reactor at the East Tennessee Technology Park, a campus of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

U.S. to Host World Data System’s International Program Office

The Department of State is proud to see that the World Data System (WDS), a non-governmental body for norms and standards for scientific data, has selected the Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee (ORI at UT) to host its International Program Office for a five-year term starting in 2021.