Innovation in Community and Community Leadership
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
Posted by admin On 2011/10/10 18:50:00 (3340 reads)
Finally Cincinnati is slowly warming up to Innovation!
The latest sign is the creation by Cincinnati Enquirer of a special section: Enter Change:
Posted by admin On 2011/2/24 15:00:00 (2093 reads)
My friend Mike Weppler emailed me a link to this very cool article:
Definitely worth reading!
And yes, Midwest has every reason to become the next Silicon Valley. There are exciting things happening here, we just need to get better organized and educated about enterpreneurship and innovation!
Posted by admin On 2011/2/22 15:10:00 (4087 reads)
Representatives form iSPACE presented the Robotics programs that they organize, and which SHPE would like to use as the base for the Robotics Club that they want to start at AMIS.
Several kids from AMIS were able to learn more about the Robotics program and get excited about the possibilities. We hope that our SHPE Members will get involved in helping these kids in their STEM Journey.
It is a very good initiative to expose children to engineering and science in a fun way. SHPE is also looking to open same program at Lakota High School.
More info on SHPE Cincinnati Website: www.shpecincinnati.org
Posted by admin On 2011/1/20 15:10:00 (1759 reads)
Cincinnati needs to reinvent itself if we want to stay competitive in the new global economy. We are not only competing with other US cities, but also with cities around the world.
The recent report Our Region By The Numbers should be a clear wake-up call for the region and we need to do something about it very soon!
The good news is that we have innovation experts locally, who showed how it should be done:
As described on Amazon:
Blessings to Procter & Gamble—or, more exactly, its chairman and CEO, A. G. Lafley. Together with Charan, author of Know-How (2007) (and the most probable successor to management guru Peter F. Drucker), he defines, describes, draws examples of, and delineates how innovation became a part of not only the behemoth consumer-packaged-goods company but also part of Lego and Nokia (among others). Lafley is remarkably candid; the story of his “surprise” ascent to CEO-dom in 2000, taking over from Durk Jager, is the story of transformation. A number of commandments accompanied the company’s innovationcentric strategy: the consumer is boss, inside and outside cocreation is encouraged, the innovation process is tangible (and must be followed), and risks can be managed. Most important is his emphasis on human interaction as the key; even better, the last section focuses exclusively on developing a culture of innovation, from promoting the rules of brainstorming to the desired attributes for employees and leaders: courageous, connected and collaborative, curious, open. Sidebars are worthy of posting on a bulletin board; in fact, this is a sustainable reference on innovation that will be hard to beat. --Barbara Jacobs
Posted by admin On 2011/1/12 0:40:00 (1563 reads)
The Kroger Company won recognition at te National Retail Federation's annual Big Show as the "most innovative retail technology of 2010" for its scan tunnel.
Read more here
Posted by admin On 2010/7/23 7:00:00 (1427 reads)
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland proclaimed Cincinnati a Hub for Innovation & Opportunity with regard to consumer marketing at a meeting at the LPK (branding, design firm) headquarters downtown.
This designation comes with a $250,000 grant that will help contribute to the goal of new job creation.