November 30, 2016

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New Coworking Space Opening in Midtown

A new coworking space, Sail Loft, will be opening December 1st at 3535 Perkins Ave in Midtown.  The building once housed sailboat racing gear but will soon house entrepreneurs and innovators in a collaborative coworking environment.  Sail Loft will provide all of the amenities that an entrepreneur needs to get their ideas off the ground.  A Sail Loft membership for a desk or private office gives the entrepreneur access to wi-fi, printing, conference rooms, and free coffee!   A new event space called the Spinnaker Room will occupy the first floor of the building and provide a unique warehouse atmosphere for weddings, meeting, conferences, or parties.  Click here for more information on membership options, amenities and contact information.

Enhancing Research and Industry Career Horizons (EnRICH):  A New Internship Program in the School of Medicine at CWRU

The EnRICH program was recently created in response to National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health reports that suggest around 80% of PhD candidates in biomedical fields will land a career outside of academic research after graduation, careers for which students traditionally have little exposure to during their graduate studies. The EnRICH program is designed to provide opportunities for both Master’s and PhD students in the CWRU School of Medicine to be exposed to career opportunities outside of academic research.  EnRICH is currently reaching out to organizations and companies to develop partnerships and opportunities for students. This collaborative relationship would provide your organization with easy access to student talent, and in turn students would deliver valuable contributions during an internship or career exposure learning experience.   CWRU School of Medicine students are in programs in a wide variety of areas from genetics to bioinformatics to biochemistry to clinical research.  Please visit the EnRICH Programwebsite for further information, and email if you are interested in partnering with the program.
Please save the date:  All Health-Tech Corridor organizations are invited to send representatives to the first EnRICH happy hour – EnRICHing Corporate and Academic Relationships.  This event will take place on January 11, 2017 at the CWRU School of Medicine and will be an opportunity to learn about the EnRICH program, network with School of Medicine leadership and enjoy some delicious food and drinks.  Email if you are interested in attending and more information will be provided.

Cleveland State University Program Provides Subsidized Interns to Local Companies

The Ohio Means Internships & CO-OPS program (OMIC) provides up to a 25% wage reimbursement to local companies for hiring Cleveland State University student interns.  OMIC aims to deepen Northeast Ohio’s pool of young talent who are engaged in “meaningful workplace learning experiences,” increase the number of students who represent diverse backgrounds prepare for the world of work, raise student success rates, and attract more students into critical industries.  Health-Tech Corridor companies are well positioned to take advantage of the program with close proximity to campus and easy access via the RTA Health Line.  For profit companies interested in participating in the program can visit to complete the registration form.  Job descriptions can be uploaded at CSUCareerConnection.

Headlines From The HTC

Business News

  • Abeona Therapeutics honored with Partner in Progress Award from DEBRA of America
  • Cleveland Clinic Spin-off ImageIQ selected by CryoLife for clinical trial management

Partner News

  • Medical Mutual awards $1 million to support Tri-C nursing, health career students
  • DigitalC releases the Civic Insights Hub, an open data and analytics site for community good
  • Cleveland State University receives $1 million for gene research center
  • Third Frontier awards up to $28.2M to JumpStart-led group for entrepreneurship initiatives
  • CWRU receives Patent for Humanity Award for new malaria detection device
  • Case Western Reserve researcher awarded neuroscience “Big Data” grant
  • Mt. Sinai Autism Research Fund awards research grants to five CWRU-based pilot projects
  • Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership awards $1 million for promising university-based biomedical engineering technologies

HTC Events & Opportunities

  • Flight- The Midwest Startup Conference 12/1-12/2 @Akron Register
  • Tech Elevator Open House 12/1 @Baker Electric Register
  • Candid Conversation: Entrepreneurship & Family Sacrifice Event 12/6 @Great Lakes Science Center Register
  • TechPint Winter 2016 12/6 @MOCA Register
  • Internet of Things Workshop 12/6 @Baker Electric Register
  • CWRU Medical School EnRICHing Corporate and Academic Relationships Happy Hour 1/11 @CWRU School of Medicine Register
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