techlogoTech 2020 a regional venture development organization (VDO), is a Tennessee non-profit corporation established in 1995, initially chartered to assist with the creation of small businesses through technology transfer from the inventions and technologies developed at the Oak Ridge DOE sites. Among the first VDOs in the nation, Tech 2020 has won national awards from the State Science and Technical Institute (SSTI) and the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA). Tech 2020 was recently recognized by the University Business Incubator Index as one of the nation’s top four incubators and one of the top six internationally. Since July 2013, Tech 2020 has been leading the Advanced Manufacturing & Prototype Center of East Tennessee (AMP!) by engaging regional manufacturers with the development and adoption of manufacturing technology to increase regional manufacturing competitiveness. AMP! has created the Regional Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (RAMP), a manufacturing consortium with more than 50 participating manufacturers. Tech 2020 continues to provide the same incubation services to small businesses as it has for nearly 20 years. Incubation, coaching, and mentoring services will continue to be the support Tech 2020 provides to all viable developing business opportunities.