Innovation Crossroads Showcase

Join us for a showcase of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Innovation Crossroads Program!

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Innovation Crossroads matches aspiring energy entrepreneurs with experts and mentors in technology-related fields to take their world-changing ideas from R&D to the marketplace.

During this event, you’ll hear pitches from Innovation Crossroads’ latest cohort three startups!

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) joined Innovation Crossroads in cohort three as a program sponsor enabling a record number of innovators focused on energy-related and grid topics.

The event will also feature a panel discussion with the Innovation Crossroads’ cohort one alumni as they give us updates on their businesses and what their experience was like in Innovation Crossroads.  

There will also be discussions on the resources available for energy startups, including the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council’s Energy Mentor Network!

Technov865

Technov865 is a showcase of the latest upcoming technologies in our area from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF). This is a unique opportunity to meet and hear from the inventors behind the technologies. The event will also feature several speakers with unique perspectives on innovation.

Featured Keynote Speaker: Jetta Wong, Senior Advisor, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

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Jetta has over 14 years of experience developing programs and policies that support energy and environment technologies. Prior to joining LACI, Jetta Wong established the Office of Technology Transitions for the United States Department of Energy and served as its first Director. In that capacity, she assisted the private sector, state and local governments, universities, laboratories and other stakeholders and engaged with the Department on the commercialization of new technology. Read more about Jetta here.

Along with the inventors, leaders from TVA, UTRF, and ORNL will speak about the exciting innovation and technology happening at their organizations including:

  • Joe Hoagland, TVA’s Vice President of Stakeholder Relations
  • Stacey Patterson, Interim University of Tennessee Vice President for Research
  • Tom Rogers, Director of Industrial Partnerships & Economic Development at ORNL
  • Mike Paulus, Director of the Technology Transfer Office at ORNL

Register for the event here.