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Posted by admin on 2014/8/15 3:10:00 (1770 reads)

Sir Ken Robinson believes schools today stifle creativity, measure intelligence incorrectly and often times send kids off in the wrong direction because of the government's irrational focus on standardized testing.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/673656

Check out also his talk about "Creating a Culture of Innovation":

Posted by admin on 2014/8/14 19:02:48 (1846 reads)

Lessons in computer programming will be adopted by the national curriculum for primary schools in England from September.

However, this is not a new concept for schools in Estonia who have been teaching computer programming for some time:

http://www.bbc.com/news/education-25648769

Check out also this articles:

Why Estonia Has Started Teaching Its First-Graders To Code

Estonia, a small country with a population of 1.3 million people, punches above its own weight when it comes to advancements in tech. It was the birthplace of Skype, one of the first countries to have a government that was fully e-enabled, and now it has launched a nationwide scheme to teach school kids from the age of seven to 19, how to write code. The idea isn’t to start churning out app developers of the future, but people who have smarter relationships with technology, computers and the Web .



Posted by admin on 2014/1/18 21:00:00 (2610 reads)

The generation that will change the world!

http://www.forbes.com/video/2965301616001/

Posted by admin on 2013/8/7 10:20:00 (1836 reads)

There has been some interesting discussion about the innovation community here in Cincinnati.

Some thoughts on the "Why's" and "What's" started online at http://hub.qcmerge.com/.

The team at Cintrifuse wanted to continue the conversation live and give everyone an opportunity to join in the discussion. 

The event takes place on: 

Monday, August 12, 2013, 3-5 PM

at Centrifuse (299 E Sixth St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202)

If you would like to join, you can register at:

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7720262513

Posted by admin on 2013/7/31 1:26:44 (7664 reads)

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Barcelona project transforms two hundred hectares of industrial land of Poblenou into an innovative district offering modern spaces for the strategic concentration of intensive knowledge-based activities. This initiative is also a project of urban refurbishment and a new model of city providing a response to the challenges posed by the knowledge-based society.

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Posted by admin on 2013/7/12 10:40:00 (2550 reads)

Any community using technology to improve its economy can participate in the rigorous yearlong awards program 

New York City – July 9, 2013 – The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) announces the opening of nominations for the 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year award. The 2014 awards marks the 16th year the New York-based think tank will name the Intelligent Community of the Year, a community that is a global leader in creating wealth and jobs by seizing the opportunities of information and communications technology (ICT).

The ICF has posted a nomination form at www.intelligentcommunity.org/nominations. There is also a community self-test to determine if a community could be a contender for an award. Nominations will close on Monday, September 23, 2013.

Communities large and small, urban and rural, in developing and industrialized nations are all invited to apply. Nominations are accepted from local governments, institutions, national government agencies and consular offices. There is no cost to submit a nomination. On average, ICF tracks the progress of 400 communities each year through its own research as well as nominations submitted by communities. 

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Posted by admin on 2012/7/12 21:05:13 (2456 reads)

Nominations are now Open for ICF's 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year Awards
The awards program salutes the accomplishments of communities in developing inclusive prosperity on a foundation of information and communications technology. Communities large and small, urban and rural, in developing and industrialized nations are invited to apply for an international award that does not use population as a factor. Deadline for nominations is September 21, 2012. More

Take the Community Self-Test
Not sure if your community is qualified for the Intelligent Community Awards? Take the 15-question Self-Test to evaluate your chances of joining the Intelligent Communities honored by ICF. More

ICF's Louis Zacharilla Keynotes at Sask 3.0 Summit
At the first Sask 3.0 Summit in Regina, Saskatchewan, ICF's Louis Zacharilla presented a keynote address on The Rise of the Intelligent Commumnity. More

ICF's John Jung on Why a Lack of Passion can be Fatal
During a recent trip to Austin, Texas, ICF's John Jung was struck by the tenacious passion of leadership that propelled the city of Austin from a backwater state capital to a Top7 Intelligent Community. More

ICF's Robert Bell on the Power of Small Places
During the last 90 days, ICF's Robert Bell has traveled so several "small" places and writes that it's not the size and scale of a community that makes it great but the attitude. More

Posted by admin on 2012/6/3 0:20:00 (1854 reads)

You can now submit ideas for the City of Cincinnati:

http://cincinnati.mindmixer.com/

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the city planning process, and hopefully it will become a source of some creative and innovative ideas on how to improve our city!

Kudos to the Department of Planning and Buildings for setting it up! It's great to see such an initiative!

As it is said on the Website:

This is our town. Let’s make Cincinnati great!

Posted by admin on 2012/5/31 16:10:00 (6883 reads)

Cincinnati’s Innov8 for Health Startup Accelerator has selected its inaugural group of Startup companies for this summer’s intensive 12-week accelerator program, giving these innovative health care businesses the opportunity to work with established mentors from various sectors of the health care industry and business community, develop a working prototype for their product, and meet with well-known venture capital firms and angel investors to seek funding for future growth.

Innov8 for Health joins a small group of other national health care accelerators, including Rock Health, Blueprint Health and Health Box. Seeking to leverage Cincinnati’s already advanced health IT capabilities, Innov8 for Health aims to nurture startup companies with health IT solutions that will help provide better heath and better care at lower costs. The Startup Accelerator is designed to provide these entrepreneurs a rapid start so they can quickly bring their products to market. With strong support from the local community Innov8 for Health’s goals are to improve health, attract and retain top talent, and to create jobs.

The winning Accelerator Teams will receive intensive, on-site business mentoring from several dozen executives who are volunteering with the program, as well as access to a unique group of “customer” and “patient” advisors from well-established health care institutions, payor organizations and other health technology companies. The new companies will be provided space at the Live Well Collaborative that is part of the University of Cincinnati’s Innovation on Vine project and will each receive $20,000 in startup funding from Ohio New Entrepreneur’s (ONE) Fund.

The teams selected for the 2012 Startup Accelerator class are:

1. CCM Link – Provides Connected Care Management web applications to improve health. CCM developed the CHARTS application (Connected Health Activities Reminder & Tracking System) as a patient self-management and a care team support tool. CHARTs enhances communication between patients, care givers, and providers reducing the care coordination burden for caregivers and improving patient adherence to prescribed health activities. Learn more at www.ccmlink.com.

2. Chronic Care Solutions – Focuses on improving the health and reducing the health care costs for patients with Type 1 Diabetes. It uses digital media and social gaming dynamics to increase patients’ understanding about effective diabetes management to support positive lifestyle behavior change and treatment adherence. It works with patients from initial diagnosis through long-term management of Type 1 Diabetes.

3. I Feel Great – Apps – Uses simple mobile and web tools to educate patients on health care costs and health safety. Users can match local health care providers to personal preferences, track treatments and medications, and view how healthcare choices impact their pocketbooks.

4. Intec Solutions Inc. –created the System Access Requested Solution health IT program to automate the otherwise time consuming task for hospitals to manage employees’ access to Private Health Information. This reduces the administrative burden of maintaining the high level of security required to comply with federal HIPAA regulation and to produce reports for external auditors.

5. MedaCheck, LLC – is developing a suite of software and hard ware solutions that help to tackle the costly problem of medication adherence. The New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI) estimates patients not taking medications as prescribed leads to poorer health, more frequent hospitalizations, a higher risk of death and as much as $290 billion annually in increased medical costs. MedaCheck, LLC is dedicated to designing elegant solutions that empower patients to take the right medication, in the right amount, at the right time. .

6. Betterpointment - is a patient smartphone mobile app designed to kick-start and improves the quality of patient communication with his or her physician. Betterpointment is simple and fast and uses machine learning and patient input to generate an appointment agenda and a concise opening remark. Betterpointment helps physicians, who need highly relevant patient input during the opening minutes of the exam, by eliciting focused patient communication to deliver a lower cost and higher quality mutual model of healthcare delivery.

7. Empowering Innovations LLC - is dedicated to helping empower people to reach their potential by providing real, fast, easy & long-term solutions to address issues that hold them back. The company’s first product, MyFear Zapper, is an interactive web-based game that helps children aged 3+ build long-term confidence by learning how to face and conquer fears. The product assists therapists, physicians and parents by using validated psychological techniques and gaming dynamics to teach children how to overcome fears and gain confidence. Empowering Innovations LLC is led by Andrea Brady, an entrepreneur with expertise in marketing. Brady came to Cincinnati to work at Procter and Gamble and has owned her own marketing consulting company for 20 years. Her partner, Tracy Ruberg, is a strategic development and sales professional with experience at companies including Dell, HP and Ernst & Young.

8. The eighth offer is in the process of being cleared

More info: Innov8 for Health Startup Accelerator 

Posted by admin on 2012/5/28 4:40:00 (2541 reads)

An excellent example of innovative and systematic approach to urban development. 

What can we learn from them and apply in Cincinnati?

Curitiba, Brazil, is the birthplace of bus rapid transit, the high-capacity urban public transportation system developed under the leadership of former city mayor Jaime Lerner. The ensuing transit-oriented development (TOD) underscored the importance of organizing urban areas around transport corridors and led Curitiba to be hallmarked as the most successful example of TOD.

(for English subtitles, press the [CC] button)

Also watch the TEDx speech of former mayor of Curitiba, Jaime Lerner, who reinvented urban space in his city. Along the way, he changed the way city planners worldwide see what’s possible in the metropolitan landscape.

From building opera houses with wire to mapping the connection between the automobile and your mother-in-law, Jaime Lerner delights in discovering eccentric solutions to vexing urban problems. In the process he has transformed the face of cities worldwide.

http://www.ted.com/talks/jaime_lerner_sings_of_the_city.html

Posted by admin on 2012/4/29 14:00:00 (2367 reads)
Health innovators now have a new opportunity to accelerate their Startup.
The Innov8 for Health Startup Accelerator is a Health IT focused Accelerator. Eight Health IT Startups that are creating products or services to achieving the Triple Aim of better health, better care, at lower costs will be selected from across the US to participate in a 12 week program designed to accelerate their Startup.
Applications are due tomorrow, April 30, by 11:59pm.

  • $20,000
  • Free office space located in the heart of "Pill Hill" - within walking distance of Cincinnati Children's, University of Cincinnati Hospital and Physician's Offices, Krogers retail pharmacy, and more...
  • Access to health IT domain experts and health care/ health IT entrepreneurs with successful track records
  • Customer Advisory Board comprised of companies like GE Aviation, Anthem, Humana, Ethicon EndoSurgery, Health Bridge (one of the most mature Health Information Exchanges in the country), TriHealth (a large integrated delivery system), Sanofi (one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world)
  • Potential pilots sites and in-market testing across the care continuum from employers, to Children's Hospital, to Integrated Delivery Systems, to Senior Care Facilities and retail pharmacies
  • Investors for follow-on funding

Learn more at: www.Innov8forHealth.com

Posted by admin on 2012/4/23 10:40:00 (1988 reads)

Last two Saturdays, Core Change Cincinnati hosted "Innovation Engineering" workshop led by Doug Hall, founder of Eureka Ranch and judge on the TV series American Inventor.

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Doug has spent his career helping Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs turn ideas into reality through his Innovation Engineering process which has been proven to increase the speed of innovation and reduce the risks associated with innovation.

Innovation Engineering is a proven process for turning ideas into reality by increasing speed and reducing risk. It was pioneered by Doug. You can learn more about it on his blog on Innovation Engineering

This process is now being used by Core Change Cincinnati to transform the innovative ideas developed during the Core Change Summit into reality.

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Posted by admin on 2012/4/21 10:50:00 (2356 reads)

As EnterChange reports, Xavier University will host its first TEDx conference this Thursday, April 26th in the Cintas Center Schiff Banquet Hall.

The theme will be Innovation, Service, and Leadership.

It is free, but you must RSVP  here.

The lineup of speakers  includes:

Todd Henry, the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a company helping teams generate ideas.

Rashmi Assundani PhD, an Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Williams College of Business at Xavier.

Randy Wilhelm, the co-founder and CEO of netTrekker, which delivers digital K-12 educational content.

Andrew Gibson, the Global Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble, leading global marketing for the Old Spice brand.

Elizabeth Edwards, the founder of Metro Innovation, a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Kate Hansian, founder of Design Impact, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati Honors College.

Sunnie Southern, a healthcare industry professional specializing in business development and new product launches, and a registered dietician.

Sherman Bradley, the president of Green Recycling Works, a former US Air Force Sergeant, ordained minister, and vice president of City Gospel Mission.

Dan Meyer, co-founder of Nehemiah Manufacturing, which attempts to change lives in the inner city of Cincinnati through employment and coaching.

Breaks in-between speakers will feature live music and an interactive art display by a Xavier art major.

The event will be held from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Posted by admin on 2011/10/16 17:39:00 (2335 reads)

A hydrogen-fueled vehicle produced by General Motors was tested in South-West Ohio last Saturday. It's good to see that GM is getting serious with alternative enegies. After Volt, its first fully electric car, there is obviously a chance for a hydrogen car coming from GM: Read more...

With it, GM will join other car makers, like BMW, which has already world's first production-ready hydrogen vehicle: BMW Hydrogen 7

It's worth to mention that Cincinnati is also involved in electric car production, with its Amp Electric Vehicles company, that recently moved from Blue Ash to Loveland

Since Automotive and Advanced Energy are two of eight Industry Clusters designated by Regional Chamber of Commerce, let's hope to see more this development in South West Ohio. 

Posted by admin on 2011/10/10 18:50:00 (2841 reads)

Finally Cincinnati is slowly warming up to Innovation!

The latest sign is the creation by Cincinnati Enquirer of a special section: Enter Change:

http://enterchange.cincinnati.com/

Congratulations!

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