????️ Holocene unveils its first industrial DAC pilot

????️ Holocene unveils its first industrial DAC pilot
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Holocene unveils its first industrial DAC pilot

The Holocene team has proven its ability to scale 100,000x in less than 12 months, setting the stage to unlock full potential of direct air capture. The ribbon-cutting was covered by the News Sentinel and Teknovation.

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Kevin Bacon of composites: UT professor impacts startups

A number of entrepreneurs have emerged from under the wing of Uday Vaidya: Hicham Ghossein of Endeavor Composites, Alex Stiles and Dustin Gilmer of Vitriform3D, and Ryan Spencer of ThermaMatrix to name a few. They’ve all benefited from being in cohorts of Innovation Crossroads and Vaidya's mentorship. Read more
More labs spaces to open in Knoxville this year
(Teknovation) The UT Research Park is the driving force behind the increased lab space initiatives in East Tennessee. Read more

News from the Innovation Crossroads community


Teknovation covered the Founders' Forum event in May. Jeff McCay, founder of the Composite Applications Group, was the featured speaker.

Cohort 2023's Sarah Jordan of Skuld was interviewed for an article by Additive Manufacturing about the company's additive manufacturing evaporative casting process and their new facility in Springfield, Ohio.

Cohort 2018's Nth Cycle was recognized as one of America’s Top GreenTech Companies for 2024 by TIME and Statista. This prestigious acknowledgment highlights Nth Cycle's contributions to advancing green technologies and their dedication to mitigating environmental impact.

Cohort 2023's Bianca Bailey of Agriwater recently participated in the AgLaunch Cultivate Appalachia Bootcamp. Teknovation featured Bailey in an article as one of the "nine companies disrupting the industry." 
The Nuclear Opportunities Workshop, hosted by the East Tennessee Economic Council, is a nuclear industry conference focused on both fission and fusion subjects for professionals and suppliers. July 30–31 in Knoxville. Learn more

3686, powered by Launch Tennessee. Sept. 9–11 in Nashville. Register to attend


Applications to pitch at Startup Day 2024 are due June 30. Startup Day is during Innov865 Week, a weeklong celebration of Knoxville’s entrepreneurial spirit that brings together startups, entrepreneurs, makers, investors, business leaders, students, and community leaders. Sept. 27–Oct. 4 in Knoxville. Learn more about Innov865
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