Spark Innovation Center to launch new cleantech accelerator with funding from DOE’s latest EPIC award

Is Knoxville now the area that has the most start-up accelerators with an energy focus? It just might be. If not, it is certainly closing in on first place. Less than a week after the announcement of the “Techstars Industries of the Future Accelerator” and a day after the announcement of Cohort 5 of the “Innovation Crossroads” program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Spark Innovation Center announced that a partnership of which it is a part has just secured a $900,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
By |June 10th, 2021||0 Comments|

Y-12 Biology Complex Demolished, Achieving an EM 2021 Priority

EM crews have completed demolition on Building 9207, the largest and final building in the former Biology Complex at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.
By |June 9th, 2021||0 Comments|

Y-12 Deploys System to Counter Unauthorized Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Y-12 National Security Complex has deployed a system to counter all unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, over Y-12 airspace, which is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) designated “No Drone Zone.” FAA’s regulations on UAS and counter UAS measures can be found here.
By |June 9th, 2021||0 Comments|

ORNL Names New Innovation Crossroads 5th Cohort

Source: ORNL | Release | June 7, 2021

The fifth cohort includes manufacturing, building, and clean energy technology entrepreneurs.

Six science and technology innovators from across the United States will join the fifth cohort of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Innovation Crossroads program in June. As the Southeast’s only research and development program for entrepreneurs based at […]

By |June 7th, 2021||0 Comments|

Cohort 3 of “Innovation Crossroads” Program Graduates During Virtual Event

Another cohort is wrapping up its fellowship with “Innovation Crossroads.” The program, run through Oak Ridge National Laboratory, hosted a graduation event last week, where all seven members of Cohort 3 pitched their companies.
By |June 7th, 2021||0 Comments|