August 18, 2018

Cleveland Health Tech Corridor
Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor

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Cleveland to Host Its First Blockchain Conference, Solutions, December 1-4, 2018
Blockchain is an online ledger system synonymous with hosting Bitcoin and other online currencies. Impacting how data is entered, secured, and shared with requirements that it is: (1) consistent, (2) immutable, (3) decentralized, and (4) available, this could be Cleveland’s chance to take a big risk that would change our economic landscape. Cleveland car mogul Bernie Moreno formed a “BlockLand” vision and group that will plan the conference, tentatively scheduled for December 1-4, in a little over four months. The eight nodes of focus for BlockLand, include: thought leadership, business applications, talent development, entrepreneurial environment, political environment, legal system, philanthropy, and place. Read more about why blockchain might be the big idea Cleveland needs here.
Cleveland International Fund Searches For New Strategies to Support Northeast Ohio’s Growth 
The Cleveland International Fund (CIF) is a registered regional center with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that is permitted to pool capital from multiple foreign investors for investment in economic development opportunities in Northeast Ohio. Specific to the Health-Tech Corridor, CIF investors have helped push development projects, including University Hospitals expansion and the One University Circle apartment complex. CIF investors are eligible for EB-5 Investor or employment-based visas that entitle investors and their families to entry and permanent residency status in the U.S. The $240M in CIF investment raised has largely been attributed to investors who were motivated by the prospect of EB-5 visas. Congressional authorization for the 20-year-old program is set to expire on September 30, 2018, but developers are circling back with the 209 EB-5 investors who have already been repaid a sum of $104.5M to source interest in investing in future Cleveland projects on a market rate basis. Full article.
MidTown Cleveland, Inc. to Host Annual Security Fair and Community Block Party on Tuesday, August 28, Seeks Security and Security-Related Vendors 
MidTown Cleveland, Inc., the 501(c)(3) economic and community development corporation that encompasses the west portion of the Health-Tech Corridor, is seeking security and security-related vendors for its Annual Security Fair and Community Block Party to be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 11:30AM-1:30PM at E. 46th Street and Prospect Avenue. This year’s event will be held in conjunction with MidTown’s weekly summer food truck festival, the CHOMP. If your company offers security or security-related services with or without technological components and you would like to participate, contact Carm Kellyat before Friday, August 10 by 5PM.

Headlines From The HTC

Business News

  • Athersys Inc. announces enrollment of first patient in Masters-2 Phase 3 study for ischemic stroke treatment
  • Case Western Reserve University innovators, XaTek Inc. propose device, ClotChip, to help evaluate blood coagulation ability with finger-prick blood sample
  • JumpStart’s original investment fund, Evergreen Fundpays off after investing in 76 startups in over a decade with 33 of the 76 still active portfolio companies
  • DigitalC’s MidTown Tech Hive profiled as one of 28 co-working locations for entrepreneurs seeking flexible space in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton region
  • Athersys Inc. hires Greg Liposky as senior vice president of commercial manufacturing
  • Cleveland Clinic’s five-year agreement with IBM featured in Forbes articleabout how Artificial Intelligence can impact healthcare by automating administrative tasks
  • CleveMed to add sleep disorder support services to complement its monitoring devices

Partner News

  • Case Western Reserve University enters exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with NervGen Pharma Corp. to research, develop, and commercialize a patented technology for spinal cord injury therapies and other nerve damage conditions
  • Cleveland Clinic expands to China through new partnership in Shanghai
  • Researchers at Case Western Reserve University develop wearable sensor technology with automatic alert system to help people quit smoking
  • Cleveland teen helps research her own disease, Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1A, through Case Western Reserve University’s Research Institute for Children’s Health
  • Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University formally align in biomedical engineering deal to advance research and treatments
  • Pamela B. Davis reappointed Case Western Reserve University’s dean of the School of Medicine and senior vice president for medical affairs
  • Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve announce name of new $515M health education campus, the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion
  • Parkinson’s Foundation names Cleveland Clinic one of three Centers of Excellence in Parkinson’s Care
  • Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law becomes one of 60 organizations to join the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium

HTC Events & Opportunities

  • Global Pallet: An International Foodie Experience – 8/10 @MedWish International Headquarters – Register
  • SAS Days at CSU 4.0 – Data Analytics and the Supply Chain – 8/10 @CSU Register
  • Introduction to Docker – 8/13 @Tech Elevator Cleveland – Register
  • Biocene 2018 – 8/14-8/17 @Ohio Aerospace Institute – Register
  • TechConnect presented by TeamNEO – 8/14 @Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University – Register
  • Israeli Tech Ecosystem – Investment Opportunities & Landscape – 8/15 @Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff – Register
  • Battle for Our Babies Summit – 8/24 @HIMMS Innovation & Conference Center Registration coming soon 
  • InCuya Music Festival – 8/25-8/26 @The Malls in Downtown CLE Group Sales | Student Discount | Live/Work in CLE Discount
  • TechPint – 8/28 @MOCA Register
  • Ohio Bioscience Networking Social presented by BioOhio – 8/28 @Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Register
  • Content Marketing World 2018 – 9/4-9/7 @Huntington Convention Center – Register
  • The Bernie Moreno Center for Sales Excellence Inaugural Seminar by Dr. Robert Cialdini – 9/6 @The Ohio Theatre – Register
  • Undergraduate Summer Research Award Poster Session – 9/6 @Cleveland State University – More info
  • Hike & Seek for Research benefiting CWRU School fo Medicine’s Research Institute for Children’s Health – 9/9 @Brecksville Reservation Cleveland Metroparks – Register
  • Law of Health Information Privacy – 9/22 @CWRU School of Law – Register
  • Cleveland Conversations: How Anchor Institutions Partner with Start-ups – 9/26 @MidTown Tech Hive Register
  • INDUSTRY Global | The Product Conference – 10/2-10/3 @Cleveland Public Auditorium – Register
  • Employer Showcases – 10/23 (multiple occurrences) @Tech Elevator Cleveland – Learn more
  • Solutions, Cleveland’s blockchain conference – 12/1-12/4 – Learn more
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