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Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure

The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop, deploy and integrate security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity, resilience and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. This solicitation seeks unique ways to protect scientific instruments, resources, cyberinfrastructure and data that extend beyond building better perimeters and point solutions. CICI comprises two Program Areas: Resilient Security Architecture for Research Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity Enhancement. Continue reading


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Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice, and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why? Successful proposals typically have a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors. CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge. Continue reading


Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop in Chattanooga.The purpose of this forum was to advance clean energy technology innovation in the region. About 150 representatives from universities, industry and federal agencies, along with elected officials, attended the event, which provided an opportunity to explore ways to drive rapid innovation of technologies for use in the marketplace.

A summary of the event was prepared by students from the Bredesen Center, representatives from ORNL and UT, and is available for download here.


CEM7, three new global campaigns were launched: the Advanced Cooling Challenge, the Energy Management Campaign, and the Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Campaign. The countries also agreed to launch a new phase of collaboration – “CEM 2.0.”

Ivester, Moniz pose with Shelby Cobra at CEM7 in San Francisco

Rob Ivester, deputy director of EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, and U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz pose in front of the 3D printed Shelby Cobra created at ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility with the help of two UT undergraduate students. (Photo by Taylor Eighmy/University of Tennessee)

In a second ministerial meeting also in San Francisco, the 20 Mission Innovation partners welcomed the European Union as the 21st member, and all members released their respective baseline investment and doubling plans. Collectively, the MI partners committed to double nearly $15 billion per year in baseline funding for global public investment in clean energy research and development, reaching just under a combined total of $30 billion per year by 2021.

As the first major gathering of global energy ministers since last December’s Paris Agreement, CEM7 and the MI Ministerial brought together clean energy leaders from around the world. This meeting represented a crucial step towards accelerating both the deployment of today’s clean energy technologies and innovation for the technologies of the future. Ministers committed to ambitious action on implementing policies and solutions to meet countries’ climate and clean energy goals.
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the event provided an opportunity to explore ways universities, industry, the Department of Energy’s national labs, and other federal agencies can drive rapid innovation of technologies for use in the marketplace.

Guests included U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, DOE Undersecretary for Science and Energy Lynn Orr, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and leaders from academia and the private sector.

“Our region has a clear advantage on clean energy technology innovation given our focus on materials science for energy storage, advanced manufacturing, solar and nuclear,” said UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “Our close partnerships with ORNL and with many industries here in the Southeast allow us to help advance the clean energy technology ecosystem.”
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