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TC Poly ranked on TAG’s “2020 Top 10 Innovative Companies”

Pretty impressive company for TCPoly Inc., one of the five start-ups that comprise Cohort 2 of Oak…

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Jesse Thornburg learned early in life how to fix things

Jesse Thornburg says he grew-up moving around the east coast before the family settled in Asheville, NC for his high school years. His…

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Hicham Ghossein reutilizing scrap and recycled chopped fibers for non-woven mats

Reutilizing scrap and recycled chopped fibers and turning them into long fiber non-woven mats is the focus of Hicham Ghossein,…

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Cohort 2
ORNL welcomes new entrepreneurial research fellows to Innovation Crossroads

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 3, 2018—Oak Ridge National Laboratory today welcomed a second group of technology innovators to join Innovation…

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Anna Douglas
Anna Douglas suspends doctoral work to pursue SkyNano opportunity

Anna Douglas was so interested in being part of the inaugural cohort of the “Innovation…

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Matt Ellis and Sam Shaner
Two Co-Founders of Yellowstone Energy both grew-up near nuclear plants

The two Co-Founders of Yellowstone Energy are from opposite ends of the country, so it was fortuitous that they met as doctoral…

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Mitchell Ishmael
Joining “Innovation Crossroads” was a “no brainer” for Mitch Ishmael

For Mitch Ishmael, Co-Founder of Active Energy Systems, becoming one of the start-ups…

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Cohort 1
First three “Innovation Crossroads” start-ups making great progress

Nearly 18 months after announcing the program and not quite nine months through the first cohort, Tom Rogers says the entrepreneurs in…

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