⛅ Unique regional partnerships a key theme in SkyNano’s story

⛅ Unique regional partnerships a key theme in SkyNano’s story
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Unique regional partnerships a key theme in SkyNano’s story

Anna Douglas’ grand vision, strategic moves, and laser focus have helped propel her through seven years of building her company, SkyNano, and land $16 million in government and commercial research and development contracts. SkyNano recently hosted a ribbon-cutting event to open a new production facility in Louisville, Tennessee, just outside of Knoxville.


'There's no better place for tech entrepreneurs'

In an opinion article for the Knoxville News Sentinel, Knox County Commissioner Larsen Jay wrote about support for entrepreneurship in East Tennessee. He wrote, "There is intentional investment of capital, energy and resources toward technology-based companies. Specifically, ORNL’s Innovation Crossroads program is a magnet for hard-tech entrepreneurs." Read more (subscription required)

News from the Innovation Crossroads community

A feature article from the Rockefeller Foundation about Dawn Lippert, chief executive officer of Elemental Excelerator, mentions Nth Cycle and Megan O'Connor as an example of energy-centric companies the nonprofit investor backs.

Eonix's Don DeRosa talked to PC Mag about his project with the Department of Defense to develop nonflammable batteries for next-generation electric combat vehicles. DeRosa was featured in an article for the Knoxville News Sentinel and appeared on John Biggs' Keep Going podcast and YouTube series.

SkyNano's Anna Douglas is featured in a list of '24 Tech Founders Making Women’s History Right Now' from Hypepotamus. Read more about SkyNano's ribbon-cutting event from the News Sentinel (subscription required) and Teknovation.

Sarah Jordan and Skuld were featured by Entrepreneur's Circle, a Dayton-area economic development organization.

The Technology Association of Georgia named Sentinel Devices among the Top 40 Innovative Companies in Georgia.
A Seat at The Table: A Networking Mixer for Entrepreneurs, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4. Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, Suite 201, Knoxville 37902. Register to attend

LEEP Demo Day, May 1, will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado. Register to attend by April 26

NREL Industry Growth Forum will be held May 1–3 in Denver, Colorado. Register to attend 

Application deadline for the Spark Cleantech Accelerator at the University of Tennessee Research Park is May 15. Apply online