University Hospitals Breaks Ground on New Rainbow Center for Women & Children
University Hospitals representatives and public dignitaries broke ground on the new Rainbow Center for Women & Children on December 21st. The center will house innovative programs for pediatric primary care, women’s health care, and social services, as well as additional programming to support patients, their families and the community. The 40,000 square foot facility will be located at E. 59th Street and Euclid Avenue. Its location on the RTA Health Line and ample on-site parking will make it easily accessible for patients and visitors. Along with the neighboring Link59 office project, the new UH Center will bring increased vibrancy to a long vacant segment of Euclid Avenue and add to the economic vitality of the medical cluster in the Health-Tech Corridor.
HTC Coding Bootcamps Provide Local Companies with Software Development Talent
Two growing coding bootcamps call the Health-Tech Corridor Home: Tech Elevator at 7100 Euclid Ave. and Cleveland Codes at Tri-C. Tech Elevator is a full-time 14-week coding bootcamp where students can choose between Java or .NET tracks. Prospective students can learn more about Tech Elevator at two January open houses and employers will have the opportunity to meet with bootcamp students at weekly showcases. Cleveland Codes is a non-profit coding bootcamp that trains students in .NET over a 16-week period. Cleveland Codes aims to recruit students who are traditionally underrepresented in the software development field. Cleveland Codes is currently looking for internship placements for the spring of 2017. Interested employers can reach out to Seth Pinkney.
HTC Attracting Interest from DevelopersCrain’s Cleveland Business featured an article in December about the growing interest from real estate developers in the Midtown neighborhood. The article highlights the Link59 office project as well a proposed hotel development on a vacant lot at East 70th Street and Euclid Avenue. In addition to office and hotel developments, the Health-Tech Corridor is seeing interest from developers for housing as well. The Innerbelt Lofts at 2828 Euclid Ave are currently under construction and scheduled for completion this year.
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CWRU Medical School EnRICHing Corporate and Academic Relationships Happy Hour 1/11 @ CWRU School of Medicine 5PM-7PM Register
Internet of Things Workshop 1/17 @ Tech Elevator 6PM-8PM Register
Inventors Forum Series: Who’s Picking up the Check? Building your Invention’s Case for Reimbursement 1/18 @ Cleveland Clinic 5:30PM-7PM Register
Northeast Ohio Bioscience Career Fair 2/22 @ Tri-C Corporate College East 2PM-5PM Register
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 csuohio.edu/csn to complete the registration form. Job descriptions can be uploaded at CSUCareerConnection.
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Abeona Therapeutics honored with Partner in Progress Award from DEBRA of America
Cleveland Clinic Spin-off ImageIQ selected by CryoLife for clinical trial management
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
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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Hemingway Development to Start Construction on Link59
Developers Fred Geis and Jim Doyle plan to start construction within weeks on a 90,000 SF development project at East 59th St. and Euclid Ave.. The project includes a new 62,000 SF building located on Euclid Ave and the redevelopment of the Ace Fixtures building. Link59 will build upon the success of Hemingway’s nearby Midtown Tech Park which is currently 92% occupied. The project will be located next to the new University Hospitals primary care center for women and children that is expected to open by early 2018. The completion of these projects along with the relocation of Dealer Tire to 7012 Euclid Ave. will add a large influx of new companies, workers, and visitors to Midtown over the next year.
Tri-C Announces $38 million Campus Transformation Plan
Tri-C will break ground on its radical campus transformation project on Sept. 27th. The new campus will improve upon the current mid-century Brutalist design by opening up the campus to the surrounding neighborhood and creating a more inviting learning environment. A $28 million landscape project is also already underway that will improve neighborhood linkages and create better outdoor collaboration and social spaces. The campus transformation project is divided into four phases with the majority of the project scheduled for completion by 2018.
Class is Back in Session at Growing Universities in the HTC
The major universities in the Health-Tech Corridor continue to experience growth in the size and diversity of their student bodies. Cleveland State University welcomes arecord breaking freshman class to campus with over 1,900 students enrolling for the fall semester. This is up 5 percent from 2015 and more than double the size of the freshman class from 2010. Case Western Reserve University welcomed nearly 1,300 new undergraduate students to campus with 14 percent coming from outside the United States.
#CleveandSummit: Healthcare Transformation in the Digital Era 9/29 @ Global Center for Health Innovation Register BioOhio Networking Social 10/6 @ Platform Beer Co. Register Tech Elevator Open House 10/13 @ Baker Electric Building Register The Commission on Economic Inclusion “How to do Business with Healthcare”10/20 @ Greater Cleveland Partnership Register Cleveland Medical Hackathon 10/22-10/23 @ Global Center for Health InnovationRegister Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit 10/24-10/26 @ Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland Register Use Discount code “545314” for HTC companies
IBM-Explorys to Build New HQ Near Cleveland Clinic in HTC
Cleveland City Council approved a financial package last week to aid an $11.1 million project to build a new headquarters for Explorys at East 105th and Cedar, at the axis of the Health-Tech Corridor, Opportunity Corridor, and Cleveland Clinic. Explorys, a Clinic spinoff that IBM bought last year as an anchor for the tech giant’s Watson Health division, is growing rapidly and selected this location to be close to the talent and health care anchors in University Circle. Construction could start in the spring.
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Diasome announces dosing of first Type 1 Diabetes Patient in randomized phase 2b clinical trial of injectable Hepatocyte Directed Vesicle (“HDV”) Technology with insulin
Clinical Management Consultants which has an office in the HTC was named toInc 5000 list (#1042) and #102nd fastest growing healthcare company.
Northeast Ohio is seeing incredible growth in employment, mostly due to its biotech and health industries. HTC employment is also thriving: HTC companies have more than 75 open positions. The anchor institutions are also looking for talent; the four hospitals have a combined 960 job opportunities.
Cleveland Launches Branding Initiative Staking Claim as the Medical Capital
Cleveland is the Medical Capital, and this month launches a campaign to shine a light on its world-class biomedical innovation and healthcare. The HTC has partnered in the initiative, as well as other HTC anchors, including: BioEnterprise, CWRU, Cleveland Clinic, CSU, Stokes VA, and University Hospitals. The campaign launched with an excellent video displaying the dynamic health-tech community Cleveland has fostered.
The New York Times is on board, citing the importance of CWRU & the Clinic in Cleveland’s growth as a city of biomedical innovation and development.
HTC Investment and Attraction Fund Receives Great Press, High Interest
The Health-Tech Corridor Investment and Attraction Fund has been live for about a month. Articles from Fresh Water and Crain’s have sparked interest, and nearly a dozen conversations have been held with highly interested entrepreneurs; with only 6-20 spots available, businesses are working fast to move into the Corridor. HTC also worked a table at Jumpstart’s Startup Scaleup at the end of last month, sparking inquiries from both investors and entrepreneurs on the fund.
A Month Flooded with Politicians
This summer continues to bring politicians from both sides of the aisle to Cleveland, showcasing incredible development in science and medicine.
This week brings politicians from the other side of the aisle for #RNCinCLE. Media highlights the collaboration between the Clinic, St. Vincent’s, UH & MetroHealth to supply medical services to delegates and protestors. The hospitals have been preparing for a year-and-a-half.
The HTC will be open during the RNC. To help you get to us without delays, please refer to ODoT’s traffic information.
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New to the HTC, “LorkTech is currently offering a smartpathing solution with their portable, wireless, digital, e-paper technology called BluBoard, that can be updated remotely through a Secure Portal. They are currently working to eliminate the use of paper/cardboard signs that are printed for daily use or different events. LorkTech has recently partnered with Verizon and Multitech for their BluBoard product.”
LorkTech moved into the Baker Electric Building earlier this month, just in time to connect and navigate delegate parties through the Republican National Convention
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Explorys named venture of the year by Ohio Venture Association. In the past twelve months, it has hired more than 80 new people.
A JumpStart survey backed by a CSU study showed 270 startups generated more than $1.4 billion in economic impact for Ohio in 2015 and have created 2,313 direct jobs
CWRU receives $3.3 million Nat’l Cancer Institute grant to develop quick, inexpensive ER+ breast cancer test & $11 million NIH grant to understand why some HIV-positive Africans avoid TB infection despite high exposure.
CSU one of only six universities designated as Innovation & Economic Prosperity University from APLU & a CSU professor receives $2.2 million NIH grant for continuing telomere research.