Tuesday, July 18, 2006

 

Welcome to the Tennessee Nanotech Alliance™

Welcome to the offical website blog of the Tennessee Nanotech Alliance™

Mission

The mission of the Tennessee Nanotech Alliance (TNA) is to create a collaborative effort across the State of Tennessee to identify the emerging opportunities and address the challenges of nanotechnology.

Objectives

The objectives of the TNA are five-fold:

1. Education: Educating the public, media, academics, business, and elected officials is key to a successful statewide nanotechnology strategy.

2. Promotion: By creating synergies across the State of Tennessee and a collaborative environment, awareness of nanotech initiatives will increase. As the single point of contact for Tennessee’s emerging presence in the nanotechnology arena, TNA will be a key leader, driver, and facilitator in promoting nanotechnology for the State.

3. Research: The state of Tennessee has unique advanced research capabilities located in industry, universities, laboratories, research centers, and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This research will result in opportunities to establish modern manufacturing methodologies, new product and solution development, manufacturing principles, and new avenues of commerce.

4. Manufacturing: Advanced materials, modern manufacturing principles and processes, and the workforce of the future are needed for Tennessee to emerge as a key nanotechnology state.

5. Business: Creating new businesses that leverage the power of nanotechnology and transforming existing businesses into organizations that have nanotechnology at their core will become vital to Tennessee’s economy and future competitive rankings.

Leadership

Founders: The founders of the TNA are Bill and Margaret Johns, each of whom are nanotechnology business leaders and Tennessee residents. Each recognized the immediate need to establish a statewide nanotech alliance for Tennessee. While working for technology companies in 1998, they witnessed the emerging world of nanotechnology becoming mainstream, especially in the semiconductor industry. In 2001, they started to work more with nanotechnology based companies. In addition, they saw the unique capabilities of organizations in Tennessee, especially The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and other organizations dealing with advanced materials, biotechnology, sensors, energy, and complex manufacturing. In 2003, they proposed the formation of a statewide nanotech alliance, but did not start implementing the TNA until early 2004. During this time period, they began working with Small Times Media and attended NanoTech 2004, NanoBusiness 2004, and NanoCommerce 2004.

Steve Crosby, President/Publisher of Small Times Magazine and Media Margaret Johns, Worldwide Marketing Manager of MTS Nano Instruments Bill Johns, Vice-President of Selling Nanotech Solutions (NanoCommerce 2004 in Chicago, IL) Steve Crosby, President/Publisher of Small Times Magazine and Media
Margaret Johns, Worldwide Marketing Manager of MTS Nano Instruments
Bill Johns, Vice-President of Selling Nanotech Solutions
(NanoCommerce 2004 in Chicago, IL)

Board Members (Coming Soon)
Advisors (Coming Soon)
Operations (Coming Soon)


Bluewater Consulting
11803 Kingston Pike
Suite 107-B
Knoxville, TN 37922
877-258-3426
www.bluewaterconsulting.com

Designsensory
8351 Walker Springs Ln., Suite 402
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-690-2249
www.designsensory.com

East Tennessee Economic Development Agency
10215 Technology Drive
Suite #202
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-777-3833
www.eteda.org

MTS Nano Instruments
1001 Larson Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-481-8289
www.mtsnano.com

Selling Nanotech Solutions
11803 Kingston Pike
Suite 107-S
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-671-4358
www.sellingnanotech.com


State of Tennessee

State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
www.state.tn.us/ecd
State of Tennessee ECD – Technology Development
www.state.tn.us/ecd/techdev.htm
Tennessee Valley Authority Economic Development
www.tvaed.com
Tennessee Small Business Development Centers
www.tsbdc.org
Tennessee Biotech Association
www.tnbio.org

West Tennessee

Memphis Technology Council
www.memphistech.com
Memphis Biotech Association
www.memphisbiotech.org
St. Jude Research
www.stjude.org
The FedEx Institute
http://fedex.memphis.edu
The University of Memphis
www.memphis.edu

Middle Tennessee

Vanderbilt University
www.vanderbilt.org
Nashville Technology Council
www.technologycouncil.com
Nashville Health Council
www.healthcarecouncil.com

East Tennessee

Innovation Valley
www.knoxvilleoakridge.org
East Tennessee Economic Development Agency
www.eteda.org
Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership
www.knoxvillechamber.com
KACP Technology Matching and Mining
.../technology_mining_matching
Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce
www.orcc.org
Blount County Chamber Partnership
www.blountchamber.com
Tennessee Valley Corridor
www.tennvalleycorridor.org
East Tennessee Economic Council
www.eteconline.org
Technology 2020
www.tech2020.org
ORNL Technology Transfer and Economic Development
.../technology_transfer.shtml
Knoxville-Oak Ridge Regional Network
www.korrnet.org

©2001 – 2006 Bluewater, LLC

Spallation Neutron Source
www.sns.gov
National Transportation Research Center
www.ntrc.gov
BWXT-Y12
www.y12.doe.gov/bwxt

Society of Manufacturing Engineers
chapters.sme.org/107/homepage.htm

The University of Tennessee
www.utk.edu
UT Centers of Excellence
www.utk.edu/centers/
UT College of Engineering
http://www.engr.utk.edu/
UT College of Business
http://bus.utk.edu/cba/
UT Materials Sciences
http://www.engr.utk.edu/mse/
UT Research Foundation
http://utrf.tennessee.edu/
Joint Institute of Computational Sciences
http://www.jics.utk.edu/
Joint Institute of Biological Sciences
http://jibs.org/
UT Textiles Center
http://tandec.utk.edu/
Joint Institute of Neutron Sciences
http://www.sns.gov/jins/jins.htm
Joint Institute of Homeland Security
http://opal.chsc.utk.edu/
Howard Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy
http://bakercenter.utk.edu/
UT Center for Food Safety
http://www.foodsafe.tennessee.edu/
UT College of Agricultural and Natural Resources
http://casnr.tennessee.edu/
UT College of Health Science Engineering
http://www.utmem.edu/hseng/
UT College of Medicine
http://www.utmem.edu/Medicine/
UT Graduate School of Medicine
http://gsm.utmck.edu/
UT Space Institute
http://www.utsi.edu/

Northeast Tennessee Technology Council
www.netntech.org
Chattanooga Technology Council
www.chattanoogatechnologycouncil.org

Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Chapter 107
PO Box 50792
Knoxville, TN 37950-0792
(865) 924-2350
chapters.sme.org/107/officers.htm

University of Tennessee
College of Business
MBA Program Office
527 Stokely Management Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-0552
865-974-5033
bus.utk.edu/cba/

University of Tennessee
College of Engineering
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
434 Dougherty Hall
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2200
(865) 974-5336
www.engr.utk.edu/mse/


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