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Several of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's most promising applied R&D capabilities will be in the spotlight March 5-6 as dozens of entrepreneurs, investors and scientists gather at the lab's third annual Bridging the Gap conference. "This is a great opportunity for the region's business community to receive capability briefings from some of the lab's most dynamic researchers and to explore commercialization and collaboration opportunities," said Tom Rogers, ORNL's director of Industrial Partnerships and Economic Development. Last year's conference attracted 135 attendees. The agenda includes talks on energy, advanced materials and big data and tours of ORNL's new Carbon Fiber Technology Facility and Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. Registration info can be found at http://www.ornl.gov/adm/partnerships/events.shtml.
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