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Posted by admin on 2020/3/9 16:10:00 (299 reads)

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, JobsOhio, the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center announced a first-of-its-kind partnership designed to build, retain and attract talent to Ohio by formally introducing the Cincinnati Innovation District™.

Anchored by the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s, Cincinnati Innovation District™ will serve as a ‘blueprint’ for the state and ensure Cincinnati becomes a magnet for talent that attracts Fortune 500, mid-size and developing start-up companies.

“In partnering with the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s to create this Innovation District, we are investing in opportunities for students and incumbent workers to build a successful career in Ohio, while unleashing the research and innovation happening on our university campuses and hospitals to help drive job creation,” said Governor Mike DeWine.

Talent is attracted to collaborative and innovative environments, and companies are attracted to locations that have this talent. Ohio’s research institutions are the state’s economic engines to fuel current and future needs of organizations. The University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s contribute more than $450 million annually in research. This research results in discoveries that become the basis for innovative startups in the tech and healthcare sectors.

“The three most important elements to developing a vibrant, modern economy are innovation, talent and investment,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “Today’s announcement represents an aggressive effort to build our capacity and align these resources to create a world-class innovation district in Cincinnati. Great ideas must find a way from the lab to the marketplace if they are to improve the quality of life for the public and create jobs and economic opportunity. This innovation district will make this process faster and more effective.”

The catalyst within this partnership will be JobsOhio investing up to $100 million that aims to, over the next 10 years, result in up to 15,000 STEM graduates as well as the execution of $2 billion of research and real estate development within the Cincinnati Innovation District™, ultimately resulting in an estimated 20,000 new jobs and $3 billion of annual economic impact. JobsOhio investment will be paired with investments the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s will be making to scale their respective operations. The Cincinnati Innovation District™ positions our region to compete at a national and international level for talent and the companies that seek that talent.

“To compete and win, we must invest in research and talent while establishing vibrant, amenity-rich communities to realize our long-term vision of making Ohio the best place in the country for tech and life science jobs,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and chief investment officer. “We applaud UC, Cincinnati Children’s and the many partners who have stepped up and made significant new investments to drive these outcomes.”

“We are energized by JobsOhio’s commitment to research and innovation,” said Michael Fisher, president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s. “This unprecedented investment will help us continue to attract, retain and inspire exceptional talent from around the world; accelerate new discoveries, treatments, and cures; and, most importantly, make a difference in the health and lives of children in Ohio, and well beyond. We are very grateful for this exciting new partnership.”

The University of Cincinnati developed an innovation district blueprint through the creation of the 1819 Innovation Hub and the developing Digital Futures complex. These sites have already attracted Fortune 500 companies, small- and mid-sized companies and generated significant start-ups. Through this co-located ecosystem, UC has leveraged its economic engine to strengthen the Ohio economy. The storied history of UC’s innovation expertise is long-standing, making the vision of attracting even more industry and the talent to serve them a reality.

“We are humbled and inspired by this historic investment in our Next Lives Here vision for talent, research and innovation,” said UC President Neville Pinto. “The nimble, forward-thinking, results-driven work of JobsOhio has never been more important or appreciated. Our highly innovative partnership with them, fully supported by the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, will transform the University of Cincinnati’s impact for generations to come.”

The district is expected to attract significant investment in mixed-use buildings that will provide office/lab, retail, housing and nightlife that will make the area attractive to job creation, private investment, and talent seeking an urban experience.

“The Cincinnati Innovation District is the next big thing for Cincinnati’s growth,” said Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley. “This partnership among the state, JobsOhio, the city, the University of Cincinnati, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital will pay dividends for decades to come.”

Posted by admin on 2019/8/28 9:40:00 (713 reads)

Great presentation today at Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber about Cincinnati Jobs Outlook 2028, which provided a data-driven picture of where the Cincinnati economy is expected to produce new jobs through 2028—and provides insights into the projections. In addition to charting the fastest-growing occupations in our region, this new report—an update of the Jobs Outlook 2020—looks at the entire job landscape through the lenses of income, education, gender, and race.

You can download the report from here 

  Posted by admin on 2018/8/23 16:20:00 (1106 reads)

The University of Cincinnati announced that it plans to lease a new building in the Uptown Innovation Corridor to promote the "digital future of tech innovation."

This is definitely a great news for Innovation in Cincinnati, bringing us closer to remaking our city as a "City of Innovation

UC President, Neville G. Pinto, shared this:

"Building on our Next Lives Here vision, the University of Cincinnati has signed an agreement to lease a 180,000 square-foot building to be constructed within Uptown Cincinnati’s Innovation Corridor. The building is part of a development on 5.8 acres on the southeast corner of the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Reading Road, adjacent to our 1819 innovation hub at 2900 Reading Road.

Our multi-year commitment will anchor this development, which is planned as a major mixed-use project by the joint team of Terrex Development & Construction and the Messer Construction Company. Conceived as an environment for innovation, education and technological advancement, the entire project consists of a hotel with a potential residential component, two parking garages and three office buildings. Our agreement addresses the first of these office buildings, which we have, for now, dubbed the “digital futures” building.

As you may recall, the Innovation Corridor has been a decade in the making — a vision growing out of a strategic partnership of Uptown institutions, the City of Cincinnati, the OKI Regional Council of Governments, the Ohio Department of Transportation and the surrounding neighborhoods. Following the opening of the new I-71/Martin Luther King Boulevard interchange, the assembly of over 100 parcels of land, and the renovation of the historic old Sears building into the anchor tenant of the district (our 1819 hub), it is exciting to see this vision is now becoming a reality.

We feel that logistically the proximity of this additional space to the 1819 hub – our front door for industry and community to access UC talent – is critically important. The digital futures building will enable industry and the community to further connect with us through a digital research commons and will provide space for UC faculty and students to work with them to address opportunities and challenges in a digital future. Amplifying and accelerating our Next Lives Here vision, it will be interdisciplinary in form and forward-leaning in function. It will empower diverse teams of thinkers and doers to push the boundaries of what’s possible – to bend the future in Cincinnati’s direction.
 
Vice President for Research Patrick Limbach will be leading the work to define the programs for this new interdisciplinary building and will be engaging the campus community in this discussion.
 
I want to add my thanks to the Uptown Consortium and its President and CEO, Beth Robinson, for their tremendous efforts in spearheading investment in Uptown for more than 15 years."
Posted by admin on 2018/4/20 10:30:29 (1308 reads)

The first Smart Cincy Summit served to launch Regional Smart Cities Initiatives throughout the Greater Cincinnati's Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region. The second summit will highlight the organizational leadership, active projects, and community goals.

The Smart Cincy Summit brings together local, regional and national leaders for a dynamic day of programming centered around smart city planning. This year the focus will revolve around the pillars of smart planning, mobility and infrastructure, and community impact. A limited number of tickets and sponsorships are still available. 

A free community day will be open to the public on Wednesday, April 25th at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments Board Room. 

Final Announcements:  April 19th, 2018

Learn more about the largest group focused on smart cities in the Midwest. Visit smartcincy.org.

Contact hello@smartcincy.org to learn more or to get involved.

Posted by admin on 2018/4/20 10:30:00 (2424 reads)

The Smart Infrastructure Challenge will launch during the Smart Cincy Summit on April 26th, 2018. The challenge calls for regional teams to create a project vision and planning framework leveraging smart and connected technologies and innovative strategies that will serve to optimize or altogether replace outdated infrastructure and systems. Top teams will be awarded support resources, funding, and access to project financing following presentations at the Smart Regions Conference on October 25th.

Posted by admin on 2017/11/24 11:00:00 (964 reads)

The next frontier of 3D-Printing is additive manufacturing, and Cincinnati's GE Aviation is leading the way! We need to make Cincinnati a center of expertise in this area and attract businesses from around the world to be part of it!

This GE article does a great job explaining  3D-Printing and additive manufacturing used inside GE, and showcasing the incredible opportunities for the future!  

Posted by admin on 2017/10/2 3:50:00 (1658 reads)

SmartRegionsConference

Join us on Wednesday, October 25th at BB&T Arena for the first Midwest IoT Showcase and Smart Regions Conference!

The Smart Regions Conference will include speakers and featured presentations in the morning, an open IoT Showcase and Expo throughout the day, and Smart City leadership workshops and awards in the afternoon. Oh, did we mention drones? Yeah, professional drone racing and exhibitions, too! Tickets and Sponsorships are available but limited.

For more info, visit the Smart Regions Conference Website 

Posted by admin on 2017/5/2 3:00:00 (1873 reads)

TechRepublic spoke to 11 smart city experts at the Smart Cincy Summit, ranging from Cincinnati city officials, to executives at CintrifuseNexigenCincinnati Bell, TransitX and ET3 and more.

Here are the videos with their thoughts on what it takes to become a smart city - you can view them on TechRepublic Website 

Posted by admin on 2017/5/1 4:30:00 (1529 reads)



It is always great to read about accomplishments of Cincinnati's residents, especially when it is mentioned in the national media.

Last week the publication Quarz reported that our own UC Professor, Dr. Tomasz F. Stepinski used NASA data to make an insanely detailed map of US racial diversity. You can zoom in and see detailed information for each neighborhood. 

You can read the article here

To see the map, click here

Posted by admin on 2017/4/28 5:00:00 (1246 reads)

GovTech Website published an article about Cincinnati and our approach to use Data Analytics: "Cincinnati Retrospective on Data-Driven Efforts Shares Methodologies, Successes"

The article was about a recent paper published by the City Manager, Mr. Harry Black: "Now, some three years on in this process, he has released a retrospective paper on the methodologies behind the efforts and just what they have meant to Cincinnati government. The paper, published April 18, is, as Black detailed, a look how the municipal government went from missing opportunities for public service to improving efficiencies and holding departments accountable."

Congratulations to Harry Black, our City Manager, and his team, for building Data Analytics into the fabric of our city!  

  Posted by admin on 2017/2/10 23:00:00 (2557 reads)

Public and private stakeholders from Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana are working together to create the nation's first smart tri-state region.

Helping create a model for regional, smart growth.

Moving the smart city conversation forward, focusing on the four pillars of workable, livable regions: connectivity, mobility, security, and sustainability.

Connectivity
Connecting people, places, things, and information in real-time.

Mobilitiy
Auditing and improving the mobility of people, goods, and utilities; enabling economic mobility including access to education and job training.

Security
Focusing on security, auditing public safety and cyber-security.

Sustainability
Committing to sustainability, including practices from energy and transportation to manufacturing and agriculture.

Upcoming events

Round-table at Uptech in Covington:

CONNECTIVITY, SECURITY, AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS:
February 22, 2017 (11am-1pm)

Free Tickets Here

Round-table at The Hamilton Mill in Hamilton:

MOBILITY, SUSTAINABILITY, CLEAN WATER AND CLEAN AIR:
March 15, 2017 (11am-1pm)

Free Tickets Here

Smart Cincy Summit
APRIL 25, 2017 AT UNION HALL

Tickets & Info

Posted by admin on 2016/11/17 11:30:00 (1438 reads)

Every year the Digital Cities Survey takes a big-picture view of the state of IT in cities to determine which are moving the needle forward by excelling at using technology. The Center for Digital Government and Government Technology are recognizing 62 cities this year for their use of tech to support priorities and improve operations. 

Read more at: http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/Mu ... igital-Cities-Survey.html

Posted by admin on 2016/9/26 10:50:42 (1485 reads)

Today, to kick off Smart Cities Week, the Administration is expanding the Smart Cities initiative, with over $80 million in new Federal investments and a doubling of the number of participating cities and communities, exceeding 70 in total. These new investments and collaborations will help cities of all sizes, including in the following key areas:

  • Climate: The Administration is announcing nearly $15 million in new funding and two new coalitions to help cities and communities tackle energy and climate challenges. For example, one Department of Energy (DOE) campaign has already signed up 1,800 buildings representing 49 million square feet with data analytics tools that could reduce their energy footprint by 8 percent or more, on average.

  • Transportation: The Administration is announcing more than $15 million in new grants and planned funding to evolve the future of urban transportation, including National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for researchers in Chattanooga to test, for the first time, how an entire urban network of connected and autonomous vehicles can automatically cooperate to improve travel efficiency and operate safely during severe weather events.

  • Public safety: The Administration is announcing more than $10 million in new grants and planned funding for public safety, resilience, and disaster response. For example, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is funding the development of low-cost flood sensor-based tools in flood-prone areas of Texas, where predictive analytics will give first responders and local officials new capability to issue alerts and warnings, and the ability to respond more rapidly to save lives when a flood strikes.

  • Transforming city services: MetroLab Network is launching a new effort to help cities adopt promising innovations in social programs, like a collaboration between three counties surrounding Seattle and the University of Washington to use predictive analytics to identify precisely when city services succeed in helping homeless individuals transition into permanent housing, offering the promise of a future of personalized intervention.

See more: White House Announcement

Posted by admin on 2016/8/31 8:49:32 (1565 reads)

Congratulations to University of Cincinnati for moving more aggressively toward Innovation! 

In his last two messages to UC Alumni,  University of Cincinnati Board Chair Rob Richardson,  writes about the growth and importance of innovation at UC, and about the upcoming Next Lives Here Innovation Summit, to be held on Thursday, Oct. 20th. 

The Summit "will be an in-depth look at how innovation occurs, who is modeling the innovation process to greatest effect here in the region, and where our best opportunities lie for elevating innovation within the UC educational experience."

Please visit the Next Lives Here Innovation Summit website to learn more about this essential opportunity.

Posted by admin on 2016/3/24 8:30:00 (1820 reads)

In December 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation launched The Smart City Challenge as a follow up to the February 2015 report, Beyond Traffic. The challenge provides up to $40 million in Federal funds and another $10 million from Vulcan Inc., founded by Paul Allen, to one mid-sized U.S. city to help them address the challenges associated the growing demands on transportation infrastructure.

By early February, they received applications from 78 cities that fully embraced the spirit of the Challenge and presented DOT with unique visions, partnerships, and blueprints for making their ideas into reality.

On March 14, DOT has announced the seven winning cities:

The full announcement of the Smart Challenge City finalists.

What can we learn from them? 

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