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Author Building The Ohio Innovation Economy (Symposium) (2011 : Cleveland, Ohio), author

Title Building the Ohio innovation Economy : summary of a symposium / Charles W. Wessner, rapporteur ; Committee on Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2013]
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Contents PROCEEDINGS -- DAY 1 Welcome and Introduction ; Keynote Address -- Panel I: The Ohio Innovation Economy in the Global Context -- Panel II: Stimulating Manufacturing in Ohio -- Panel III: Innovation Clusters and Economic Development -- Keynote Address: Investing in Ohio -- Panel IV: State and Regional Innovation Programs -- Panel V: The New Energy Economy in Ohio -- DAY 2: Welcome and Introduction -- Panel VI: 21st Century Universities: Drivers of Regional Growth & Employment -- Panel VII: Biomedical Growth Opportunities -- Panel VIII: Growing the Ohio Flexible Electronics Industry -- Panel IX: Early-Stage Finance and Entrepreneurship in Ohio -- Appendix A: Agenda -- Appendix B: Biographies of Speakers -- Appendix C: Participants List -- Appendix D: Bibliography
Summary The symposium reported in this volume convened state officials and staff, business leaders, and leading national figures in early-stage finance, technology, engineering, education, and state and federal policies to review challenges, plans, and opportunities for innovation-led growth in Ohio. The symposium also included an assessment of the state's industrial, and human resources; identification of key sectors and issues; and a discussion of how the state might leverage its universities, development organizations, philanthropic foundations, and national programs focused on manufacturing and innovation to support its economic development goals. Given the location of the conference, a number of speakers highlighted regional initiatives in northeast Ohio although initiatives elsewhere in the state were also given prominence. The scope of the conference, as with any single meeting, was necessarily limited. The conference rightly placed great emphasis on a wide variety of initiatives underway in Ohio to spur entrepreneurship and grow new industries rather than on how existing large employers are adapting to global competition. Similarly, little attention was focused on the state's investments in its broadband infrastructure, even though this effort is a key element in the state's future capabilities. The role of large employers and automotive supply chains are arguably understated, but this reflects the conference focus. At the same time, the conference did take up initiatives underway at some of Ohio's "traditional" manufacturing industries. For example, the report captures the key factors leading to the turnaround of Timken, a leading manufacturer of steel bearings, and also addresses the new commercial thrust of the region's well-established medical industry
Notes Title from PDF title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes This study was supported by: Contract/Grant No. DE-DT0000236, TO #28 (base award DE-AM01-04PI45013), between the National Academy of Sciences and the Department of Energy; and Contract/Grant No. N01-OD-4-2139, TO #250 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health. This report was prepared by the National Academy of Sciences under award number SB134106Z0011, TO# 4 (68059), from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This report was prepared by the National Academy of Sciences under award number 99-06-07543-02 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Additional support was provided by The University of Akron, NorTech, Case Western Reserve University, Morgenthaler, Jones Day, Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, The Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, KeyCorp, Lorain County Community College, Medical Mutual of Ohio, the Heinz Endowments, the Association of University Research Parks, Acciona Energy, Dow Corning, IBM, and SkyFuel, Inc
Description based on online version viewed: Dec. 11, 2013
Subject Energy conservation -- Technological innovations -- Ohio -- Congresses.
Energy conservation -- Technological innovations -- United States -- Congresses.
Manufacturing industries -- Ohio -- Congresses.
Manufacturing industries -- United States -- Congresses.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- Ohio -- Congresses.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Technology and state -- United States -- Congresses.
Economic Development.
Inventions -- economics.
Biomedical Research -- economics.
Models, Organizational.
Organizational Innovation.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Wessner, Charles W., author
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, sponsor
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives, sponsor
ISBN 0309266769