Posted by admin On 2016/9/26 10:50:42 (3396 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:
See more: White House Announcement
Posted by admin On 2016/8/31 8:49:32 (3224 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 (2576 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:
What can we learn from them?
Posted by admin On 2015/9/18 23:30:00 (3734 reads)
Congratulations to all winners!
Posted by admin On 2014/8/15 3:10:00 (2378 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.
Check out also his talk about "Creating a Culture of Innovation":
Posted by admin On 2014/8/14 19:02:48 (2365 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:
Check out also this articles:
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 (3211 reads)
The generation that will change the world!
Posted by admin On 2013/8/7 10:20:00 (2381 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:
Posted by admin On 2013/7/31 1:26:44 (8174 reads)
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.
Posted by admin On 2013/7/12 10:40:00 (3087 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.
Posted by admin On 2012/7/12 21:05:13 (3164 reads)
Nominations are now Open for ICF's 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year Awards
Posted by admin On 2012/6/3 0:20:00 (2378 reads)
You can now submit ideas for the City of Cincinnati:
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 (7428 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 (3058 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.
Posted by admin On 2012/4/29 14:00:00 (2878 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.
Learn more at: www.Innov8forHealth.com