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Posted by admin On 2011/1/10 5:00:00 (1711 reads)

Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce announced the inaugural Cincinnati USA Innovation Awards, celebrating companies and people that demonstrate how new ideas can be developed into fuel for the Tri-State’s economic engine. The program is being produced by the Cincinnati Business Courier, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and CincyTech.

Winners will be announced at an event to be held on April 14, 2011, and will be featured in a supplement to the Cincinnati Business Courier April 15, 2011 weekly print edition.

The deadline to submit a nomination is January 18, 2011There is no fee to submit a nomination.

Applicants must choose one of the following categories they feel their project best exemplifies. Please use the nomination form below each category description to submit your nomination.

The nominations are in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Emerging Innovation
  • Outstanding Biotech Innovation
  • Outstanding Information Technology Innovation
  • Outstanding Marketing Innovation
  • Outstanding Advanced Engineering Innovation
  • Outstanding Nonprofit Innovation

More info: Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce

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Posted by admin On 2011/1/10 3:30:00 (1652 reads)

This is so cool! 

An Open Source electric car is powered by hydrogen fuel cells. 


The company behind it is Riversimple, which created a non-profit Open Source Foundation called the 40 Fires Foundation that oversees the design and development of the car.

Check it out...

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Posted by admin On 2010/12/23 16:35:44 (1553 reads)

Another great example of kids getting passioned about science.

This time a group of 8-10 year olds conducted a research about how bumblbees see colors and patters, and they have written a report about it that was recently published by the prestigious scientific publication, the Biology Letters, a peer-reviewed journal of Britain's Royal Society.

Read more about it in this report

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Posted by admin On 2010/12/23 16:31:01 (1511 reads)

It's amazing what young kids with big dreams of become an Entrepreneur can do!

They came up with some very cool ideas and were able to turn them into profits.

Just look at the Amazing Entrepreneurs Under 14 

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Posted by admin On 2010/12/22 3:58:59 (1671 reads)

INNOVATION DISTINGUISHES BETWEEN A LEADER AND A FOLLOWER.”

-STEVE JOBS 

 

The best way to predict the future is to create it

 

If you don’t invest in the future and don’t plan for the future, there won’t be one.—

George Buckley, chairman, president, and CEO of 3M

 

What is innovation?

Innovation—taking something established and introducing a new idea, method or device that creates a new dimension of performance.

 

Innovation adds value.

 

What’s innovation got to do with community development?

A culture of innovation provides the foundation so that people can turn ideas into results and improve communities. Innovation can be found in all industries, fields, locations and communities—not just in business, technology, engineering or the physical sciences.

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Posted by admin On 2010/12/16 12:50:00 (1910 reads)

Ignite Cincinnati is an information exchange for fostering and inspiring our community. In one evening, you hear 16 passionate speakers from our creative, technical, and business communities talking about their current projects or favorite ideas for just five minutes. Presentations will educate and inspire you, and maybe make you laugh in the process. It is a 21+ event, language and alcohol will both be served.

If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around the world artists, geeks, entrepreneurs and activists have been putting together Ignite nights to show their answers. It is a worldwide movement and it is here in Cincinnati.

Find out more at: http://www.ignitecincinnati.net/

You can see videos from previous events on YouTube

  

The next one is coming soon:

When: February 9th, 2011 from 5:30 to 10pm
Where: 20th Century Theatre
Map: 3021 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209

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Posted by admin On 2010/12/10 15:30:00 (1539 reads)

Just saw info about Start-up Chile 

This is really cool idea!

Start-Up Chile is a program of the Chilean Government, created by the Ministry of Economy, executed by CORFO via InnovaChile, that seeks to attract foreign, high-potential entrepreneurs to come to Chile to bootstrap their businesses with the end goal of converting Chile into the innovation and entrepreneurial hub of Latin America. This is a general mission of the recently inaugurated government and is the primary focus of the Ministry of Economy.

In 2010, the program has brought 25 teams from all corners of the world and has provided them a $40,000 subsidy (no equity) to participate for six months, and a temporary 1-year visa to develop their projects along with access to the most potent social and capital networks in the country. 

Find out more at: Start-up Chile 

 

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Posted by admin On 2010/7/23 7:00:00 (1534 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.

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