Dr. Thomas Zacharia, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will address local entrepreneurs at a special reception to introduce him to Chattanooga and to celebrate his new leadership role at ORNL.
At this event, Dr. Zacharia will discuss ways entrepreneurs can partner with the ORNL scientific community to bring innovative technologies into the private sector, as well as the unique resources and capabilities ORNL offers to entrepreneurs.
This event is hosted in partnership between The Company Lab (CO.LAB) and 1 Million Cups Chattanooga.
The reception will be Wednesday from 9-10:30 a.m. at Edney Innovation Center, 5th Floor
1100 Market St.
Dr. Zacharia will deliver a brief address, with introductory and closing remarks from Rep. Chuck Fleischmann; Jack Studer, former interim executive director of CO.LAB; and Marcus Shaw, chief executive of CO.LAB.
This event is meant to introduce Dr. Zacharia to the Chattanooga community and empower local entrepreneurs to take advantage of the resources ORNL offers to help them drive innovation in the private sector, said officials.