An aligned ecosystem to support entrepreneurs // Cohort 2024 application opens Oct. 16

???? An aligned ecosystem to support entrepreneurs // Cohort 2024 application opens Oct. 16
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An aligned ecosystem to support entrepreneurs

Hear about Innovation Crossroads’ impact on the innovation ecosystem of Tennessee from Susan Hubbard, deputy for science and technology at ORNL; Dan Miller, Innovation Crossroads program lead; Joe Hoagland, vice president for innovation and research at the Tennessee Valley Authority; Don DeRosa, co-founder of Eonix and Cohort 2018 alumnus; and Anca Timofte, co-founder and CEO of Holocene and Cohort 2022 fellow.


Application period for Cohort 2024 opens October 16

Three information workshops for potential applicants will be held. Read more

News from the Innovation Crossroads community

EarthEn, a Cohort 2023 company, has been selected to participate in the Future Energy Storage Studio, a program that will engage start-ups, industry leaders and other innovation partners to advance early-stage energy storage technologies.

ORNL scientists have developed a technology that converts a conventionally unrecyclable mixture of plastic waste into useful chemicals, presenting a new strategy in the toolkit to combat global plastic waste. The technology was invented by ORNL's Tomonori Saito and Md Arifuzzaman, a current Innovation Crossroads fellow, of Re-Du.

At the Innov865 Alliance’s Startup Day pitch competition, Alex Stiles, founder of Vitriform3D and Cohort 2022 fellow, won the $7,000 Judges’ Choice Award.

Teknovation reports that two-thirds of SBIR/STTR Matching Fund recipients are based in East Tennessee. Eleven of them are current participants or alumni of Innovation Crossroads including AddiguruAmerican NanotechnologiesCaptis Aire, DayLyte Batteries, Endeavor CompositesFC Renew, Holocene, Neutroelectric (parent of Becq), Perseus MaterialsSentinel Devices and SkyNano Technologies.

Holocene, a Cohort 2022 participant, has received its first-ever carbon removal purchase agreement. Holocene was one of 12 companies to share in a $7 million buy facilitated by Frontier Climate on behalf of Stripe, Shopify and H&M Group.
Innovation Crossroads and Spark Cleantech Accelerator Cohorts at the East Tennessee Economic Council, 7:30 a.m. Friday, October 20, at ETEC – UT Outreach Center, 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike Suite 100, Oak Ridge 37830. Virtual option available