ORNL and Holocene team win tech transfer award

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ORNL and Holocene team win tech transfer award

The licensing of ORNL-developed negative-emissions direct air capture, or DAC, technology to Holocene, and Anca Timofte's participation in Innovation Crossroads has been recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium with an Excellence in Technology Transfer Award.


Innovation Crossroads at CES: Pitches and presentations

Alumnus Don DeRosa of Eonix and fellow Rajan Kumar of Ateios Systems pitched their companies’ technologies as part of a mini-showcase of DOE’s Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program. In events hosted by Extreme Tech Challenge, EarthEn competed in the Deep Tech Climate Innovations Challenge pitch competition and took home the top prize. Read more

News from the Innovation Crossroads community

EarthEn is a finalist for the Edison Best New Products Award. The gold, silver, and bronze winners will be announced at the 2024 Edison Awards Gala in Fort Myers, Florida, on April 18.

Teknovation reports that Shift Thermal is looking for a forward-thinking partner willing to invest time and resources in exchange for being on the cutting edge of cooling, working with the company on a field demonstration this summer. The ideal partner would be a company that uses chillers for onsite cooling and is interested in reducing its electric power consumption during peak periods.

Don DeRosa of Eonix was quoted in a Popular Mechanics article about demand for battery technologies among the US military.

University of Tennessee Research Park President Tom Rogers—also the founding father of Innovation Crossroads—has announced his retirement, Teknovation reports.

Holocene has new brand identity; Re-Du has launched a new website.

Nth Cycle was recognized as a Rising Star Company of the Year by the Cleantech Group, Teknovation reports.
What's the Big Idea? Finals, 6 p.m. March 3: Bianca Bailey with Agriwater is a finalist in this pitch competition to be held at Scruffy City Hall in Knoxville. Sold out 

Applications for the Ballard Innovation Award presented by PYA are open until March 15. Five companies from the pool of applicants will be selected to pitch at the Ballard Innovation Award Ceremony on April 10. First prize is a $50,000 package of capital and in-kind services

SkyNano Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, 10:30 a.m. March 20: SkyNano is hosting a ribbon-cutting event at their new facility in Louisville. Register to attend

Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program Demo Day, May 1: The event at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, will feature business pitches from startups across LEEP,  including Innovation Crossroads' Agriwater, Ateios Systems, Captis Aire, Holocene, and Vitriform3D. Register to attend

NREL Industry Growth Forum, May 1–3: An event for climate tech and cleantech entrepreneurs, investors, and experts from industry and the public sector to build relationships, showcase innovative technologies, and identify disruptive business solutions. Register to attend
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