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White House Forum on Connecting Regional Innovation Ecosystems to Federal and National Labs was an opportunity for political, educational and scientific leaders to discuss ways that economic growth benefits from research facilities.

UT President Joe DiPietro and UT Knoxville Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Taylor Eighmy, and officials from Oak Ridge National Laboratory were part of delegation from the state that made up more than ten percent of all attendees, according to Teknovation, a newsletter devoted to technological innovation.
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College of Engineering as a leader in advanced materials research got yet another boost recently as Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, or LIFT, officially opened its headquarters.

Part of the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute that was launched in February 2014, the Michigan-headquartered LIFT will focus on improving the performance, capabilities, and costs associated with materials such as aluminum, advanced steels, magnesium, and titanium.

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