On Tuesday, Dec. 6, East Tennessee State University Innovation Lab will host a Technology Roadshow. The event will be from 5 – 9 p.m. in the D.P. Culp University Center Forum Room. The event will be free and open to the public.

The Technology Roadshow is a collaboration effort between the Innovation Lab at ETSU and Consolidated Nuclear Services Technology Commercialization and Partnerships Offices, the managing contractor for the Y-12 Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The purpose of the partnership is to hopefully promote greater collaboration between Oak Ridge and the Tri-Cities regarding research and development.

The Tri-Cities is one of only five locations across the Southeastern U.S. chosen to host a Technology Roadshow. This will be an unique opportunity for ETSU students and the Tri-Cities community to network and learn more about the Department of Energy’s Y-12 National Security Complex. Our region was chosen because of its demonstrated support of industry development.

The Oak Ridge manufacturing facility has a very important role in the Department of Energy’s nuclear security enterprise. The facility aids in strengthening the country’s national security through weapons for peacetime uses. The Complex works toward eliminating the global threat of weapons of mass destruction by decommissioning weapons systems.

At the event attendees will be able to attain an understanding of the work done by the Department of Energy and the Y-12 National Security Complex. Attendees can also expect to view presentations about recently developed technology at the Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration. Topics will range from security and software to chemicals and machining.

The event is sponsored by ETSU’s College of Business & Technology and Accelnow, which is an organization that supports entrepreneurs in Northeast Tennessee.

To find out more information about ETSU’s Innovation Lab, a high-tech business incubator and student networking program, visit https://www.etsu.edu/ilab/.