February 08, 2017

Cleveland Health Tech Corridor
Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor

Featured Stories

CWRU and CSU Partner in new “Internet of Things” Collaborative

With a planning grant from the Cleveland Foundation, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University (CSU) will partner in the development of a new regional academic collaboration to assess, promote and innovatively contribute to the vast interconnected network of devices known as “the Internet of Things.”  With the foundation’s support, Case Western Reserve and Cleveland State will jointly identify and develop academic and research solutions to challenges that impact connected devices, while also preparing a future workforce to move the region forward.

First Medical Capital Innovation Competition to be Held This April

The first Medical Capital Innovation Competition will be held April 25-26, 2017 at the Global Center for Health Innovation.  The competition aims to attract innovators with big ideas on the collection, management, analysis and optimization of healthcare big data.  With $100,000 in cash prizes, the competition will reward the best innovations with meaningful funding, mentoring, and potential access to three world class healthcare systems and collaborators who can turn big ideas into new big business realities.  Interested company and university teams can apply here.

Jobs Doubled Along Euclid Avenue After HealthLine

A recent report by Cleveland State University shows that the number of jobs along Euclid Avenue grew from 36,850 in 2008 to 72,080 in 2014.  This coincides with the completion of the HealthLine and subsequent investments in University Circle, Midtown, and Campus District.  The number of jobs that pay $40,000 or more grew dramatically during this period of time.  This increase in high paying jobs correlates with increased employment in the healthcare, tech, and bioscience industries.

The BioOhio Annual Conference Comes to Cleveland

Since 1988, BioOhio has held an Annual Conference to spotlight trends in Ohio’s growing bioscience industry. As BioOhio enters its 30th year it heads back to Cleveland where the organization was founded in 1987.  The 2017 BioOhio Annual Conference will be a celebration of statewide growth in all areas of bioscience, from medical devices, pharmaceuticals, lab equipment, and regenerative medicine, to agricultural compounds, alternative fuels, wellness products, clinical research, digital health, and wearables.

HTC in the News
CSU Study Shows Employment Growth in the HTC
A new Cleveland State University study shows that employment grew much faster in the Health-Tech Corridor over the past decade than in the rest of the Cleveland Metropolitan Area. The study was featured on Cleveland.com and WVIZ Ideastream.
Cleveland 19 News Features New Series on Health-Tech Corridor Startups
WOIO Cleveland 19 News will feature startups in the HTC in a new series that will air on a regular basis over the next few months.  Check out the first story about BluBoard and be on the lookout for future videos.

Headlines From The HTC

Business News

  • Trailhead Biosystems participates in $300 million consortium
  • Athersys subsidiary enters into research and option agreement for cell theraphy
  • Mace Security acquires assets of Washington Laboratories
  • BioMotiv announces immuno-oncology startup with New Zealand university
  • Clevemed issued patent for sleep apnea testing device
  • Athersys Inc. plans to raise $20 million in public offering

Partner News

  • Cleveland Clinic doctors perform groundbreaking surgery for stroke
  • CWRU showcases student and alumni startups at CES
  • Thomas J. Strauss named President of Sisters of Charity Health System
  • JumpStart Inc. CEO Ray Leach named to board of VentureOhio
  • Harrington Discovery Institute, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation offer awards for academic researchers
  • JumpStart Inc. receives Economic Opportunity Award
  • Cleveland Clinic researchers receive outstanding investigator awards
  • DigitalC receives grant to promote digital literacy
  • CWRU to offer certification program in lightweight additive manufacturing
  • Two researchers from UH, CWRU receive multimillion-dollar NIH grants
  • Brain Health Initiative gets boost with $1.5 million grant from Cleveland Foundation
  • CWRU School of Medicine’s Brian Grimberg receives Fulbright Scholar Award

HTC Events & Opportunities

A Strategic Location for Innovation
  • Weatherhead Entrepreneurship Series: Financing Startups 2/6 @ CWRU 6PM-8PM Register
  • Women, WIne, and Web Design 2/7 @ Jumpstart 6PM-9PM Register
  • Health-Tech Corridor Happy Hour 2/16 @Sail Loft 5:30pm-8PM Register
  • Northeast Ohio Bioscience Career Fair 2/22 @ Tri-C Corporate College East 2PM-5PM Register
  • Access to Capital and Other Services for Small Technology-Based Companies 2/22 @Jumpstart 8:30AM-12:30PM Register
  • Impact Pitch Competition 3/11 @ Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma 10AM-4PM Register
  • BioOhio Annual Conference 4/23-4/24 @ Great Lakes Science Center Register
Now Hiring
For current job postings in the HTC click here  Did we miss something? Do you have a health-tech story or job posting you’d like us to share? Let us know by emailing mlalich@healthtechcorridor.com