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Happy Thanksgiving Holiday

We hope your holiday is joyful and relaxing. Take time to enjoy your family, friends and others. We’re going to do the same. Teknovation Weekend will not publish this Saturday, but will return on December 4. The weekday edition returns November 29.          …

Avrio Analytics launches first AR training product focused on firefighters

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Back in April, we posted this article on teknovation.biz about Avrio Analytics and its plans to develop training using augmented reality (AR). Last week, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Alicia Caputo notified us that the first product is now on the market. Named…

New report documents growth of tech jobs in Middle Tennessee

A just-released report from the Greater Nashville Technology Council (GNTC) and Middle Tennessee State University documents that technology job growth in the market is smashing records. According to the 2021“State of Middle Tennessee Tech” report released last week, the number of tech jobs in Middle Tennessee grew by 51 percent…

SPARKZ featured in recent CNBC report

SPARKZ Inc., a battery start-up with exclusive licenses from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was featured recently in a CNBC report on cobalt extraction. The chemical element has been getting a lot of attention lately because it is one of the most expensive materials found in lithium-ion batteries, which power everything…

United Community Bank contributes $160,000 to SCRA’s Industry Partnership Fund

Good news for our former colleague Bob Quinn and the team at the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA). Greenville, SC-based United Community Bank announced it is making a gift of $160,000 to SCRA’s Industry Partnership Fund (IPF). This is the largest contribution SCRA has received from a bank in the IPF’s 15-year…

MITRE Corporation opens innovation hub in Huntsville, AL

The MITRE Corporation, a federally-funded R&D company, has established a regional innovation hub in Huntsville, AL called the iHub. Located at the Redstone Gateway Conference Center, iHub is designed to grow work for the U.S. government, expand involvement with local universities and schools, and deepen the company’s engagement with the…

IC COHORT 3 UPDATE: ORNL, UTK and IACMI helping accelerate Endeavor Composites

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series on Cohort 3 of “Innovation Crossroads.” Earlier this year, the cohort graduated from the program. Each article will focus on what’s next for the innovators and their companies. There is also a second article in today’s edition about Endeavor Composites.) By…

Here’s a wrap-up of news items from around the region

Want to relive a portion or all of two recent events in Knoxville? If so, the sponsors have provided you with the opportunity. The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center hosted an event last week honoring the 19 area honorees on the latest “Inc. Magazine 5000″ list of the fastest growing companies in…

PitchBook releases latest ranking of universities by number of founders

PitchBook has just released its annual ranking of undergraduate and MBA programs based on the number of venture capital-backed founders among their alumni, and the top four for sure will not surprise you. Stanford University comes in first followed by the University of California, Berkeley (#2), Harvard (#3), and the…