Leaders of the Maker Movement arrive to Chattanooga for NOMCON

Welcome to Chattanooga, NOMCON! We’re thrilled to have more than 300 leaders in the maker movement from around the country in town this weekend for the Nation of Makers Conference. Our guests include scientists, artists,...

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Chattanooga and Pittsburgh mayors share ideas on closing the digital divide

A progressive city with an industrial past, built on the banks of a river and surrounded by rolling hills and mountains, reinvents itself as a center for innovation and a place where entrepreneurs of all...

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Chattanooga joins national conversation on social impact of smart cities

By Andrew Rodgers Once again I came away from the annual Smart Cities Connect Conference and US Ignite Gigabit Applications Summit energized and optimistic about the future of cities. The discussions continued well beyond the...

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Deb Socia to lead The Enterprise Center

We are thrilled to announce that Debra Socia has been selected to replace Ken Hays as President & CEO of The Enterprise Center, effective July 2019. Socia currently serves as the president of DC-based Next...

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'It's opened my eyes': Tech Goes Home student spotlight

Melissa Schwartz is a mom to five kids, in 5th to 10th grade, and on any given weeknight in their Hixson home, there’s a lot of homework that needs to get done. With just two...

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Two conferences will leave Chattanooga a better city

What a start we’ve had to 2019! We learned this winter that Chattanooga has been selected to host not one, but two conferences this year, that will draw creative leaders from around the world to...

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Innovation helps new teachers' pain points

The Innovation District is Lauren Swanson and Chelsie Durham both started as new, fresh-out-of-college teachers at Lakeside Academy five years ago. Each was teaching first grade, and each felt in over her head. “I spent...

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Digital equity at MozFest: TEC across the pond

This year, The Enterprise Center was asked to present at MozFest, Mozilla’s yearly celebration of the open Internet. With tracks on everything from privacy and security to gaming, the festival highlights technology and innovators from...

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Deb Socia, Founder of Tech Goes Home, Receives National Digital Equity Award

Deb Socia, Executive Director of Next Century Cities, was named the third annual Charles Benton Digital Equity Champion awardee at the National Digital Inclusion Alliance’s Net Inclusion summit in Cleveland. Among Ms. Socia’s many, many...

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The Enterprise Center Receives $30,000 Mozilla Grant

Sharks, alligators and jellyfish - oh my! (And they’re coming straight from the Tennessee Aquarium to a classroom near you.) Originally launched at the Chattanooga Airport, the Nokia-built and EPB-powered technology that greets visitors with...

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Metro Ideas Project Tapped to Measure Impact of Chattanooga's Innovation District

The Enterprise Center has engaged Metro Ideas Project, a Chattanooga-based research think tank focused on public policy, to evaluate and identify key performance indicators for Chattanooga’s Innovation District. Through an extensive research process, Metro Ideas...

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The Enterprise Center Helps Land New Coding School In Innovation District

Through a partnership between The Enterprise Center and Birmingham-based company Covalence, a new 10-week coding school program will launch starting in spring of 2017. The program offers an accelerated coding curriculum in an effort to...

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ORNL and EPB Partner to Test The Role of Sensors in Smart Grid Innovation

Made possible by the Chattanooga Gig, EPB is providing the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with an ideal testbed for smart grid research. With support provided by DOE’s Office of...

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Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Publishes Case Study on Chattanooga's Smart Grid Payback

A case study released by Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Business on Chattanooga’s gig and smart grid shows that the savings produced by the smart grid, plus revenue from access fees...

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The Enterprise Center Receives Funding from Mozilla for LOLA In Classrooms

Mozilla has announced nineteen grant award recipients in Austin, Kansas City and Chattanooga that will receive support from the [Gigabit Community Fund][http://learning.mozilla.org/en-US/gigabit/], including The Enterprise Center’s initiative to bring LOLA to Chattanooga school classrooms. LOLA...

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