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TREEDC postpones Friday conference sessions, continues with Thursday awards dinner

The following notice came in yesterday morning from the Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC) regarding its planned conference later this week: “Due to low registration counts caused by COVID, we will postpone all sessions on Friday, December 10th. We will only have our awards reception featuring John…

DARVIS growing in Nashville, holds open house and announces new partnership

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Just two days ahead of another open house at its new and enhanced Nashville headquarters in Metro Center, DARVIS Inc. announced a major partnership with Surgio Health of Scottsdale, AZ to create innovative instrument tracking and optimization solutions utilizing optical recognition and machine…

Three consulting firms combine resources to focus on four stages of manufacturing

Three Tennessee-based consulting organizations have joined forces to create a new venture titled High Value Manufacturing Resiliency Partners. It combines the expertise of High Value Manufacturing Consulting (HVMC), founded by Bill May; Triple Edge Strategies LLC, founded by Shari Meghreblian; and Intelligent Mobility Planning LLC, founded by Tom Brewer. According to…

New rare-earth elements chemical separation technology licensed to NC company

A new technology for rare-earth elements chemical separation that was developed by scientists from two U.S. Department of Energy labs has been licensed to a North Carolina-based manufacturer of organic chemicals for a range of industries. The company is Marshallton Research Laboratories that was founded in 1970 in Marshallton, PA,…

Georgia Tech names new VP for its Enterprise Innovation Institute

The Georgia Institute of Technology has named a longtime administrator at the school as Vice President of its Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2), described as the nation’s largest and most comprehensive university-based economic development organization. David Bridges, who first came to Georgia Tech in 1994, will lead EI2 that is comprised…

It’s showtime for the “Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator”

Today is “Demo Day” for the nine start-ups participating in the second cohort of the “Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator,” the only Techstars accelerator in the world focused on energy. The in-person event culminates 13 weeks where the Founders from seven states and Canada worked with more than 120 corporate and…

Weekly “News & Notes” items include people and programs

From Knoxville: Two new team members recently joined the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF). Gabriela Miu Kropaczek joins as an Assistant Technology Manager, and Caitlin Gaddis is UTRF’s new Marketing Coordinator. Born in Romania but raised in Sweden, Kropaczek earned her doctorate in theoretical particle physics from Lund University,…

Registration now open for 2022 “Oak Ridge Small Business Innovation Conference”

The 2022 “Oak Ridge Small Business Innovation Conference” is set as an all-virtual event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST on January 25. Organized by the Procurement Technical Assistance Center within the University of Tennessee’s Center for Industrial Services, the theme of the program is “Expanding Research Capabilities through…