|[November 13, 2012]
Ohio Third Frontier Sponsors Open Innovation Forums for Middle-market Companies
COLUMBUS, Ohio --(Business Wire)--
Ohio Third Frontier is sponsoring six education forums, in partnership
with YourEncore, across the state beginning December 4, 2012. The Open
Innovation Ohio Forums will educate companies, with annual revenue of
$10 million to $1 billion, about Open Innovation and financial
incentives available through Ohio Third Frontier.
Open Innovation has been successfully utilized by companies worldwide to
generate ideas, bring products to market and advance technologies by
tapping into external ideas and expertise.
"Large companies are increasingly relying on Open Innovation to overcome
research and development challenges," said Christiane Schmenk, director
of the Ohio Development Services Agency and chair of the Ohio Third
Frontier Commission. "We want to encourage middle-market companies to
engage in this same Open Innovation practice to speed product
development, reduce costs and create jobs sooner, benefiting Ohio's
Each forum will be led by renowned open innovation expert, Dr. Gene
Slowinski, creator of the Want, Find, Get, Manage model for Open
Innovation. Slowinski will provide attendees with market-proven
solutions for implementing Open Innovation. Other attendees will include
Open Innovation practitioners who will discuss success stories and best
practices. Ohio Third Frontier representatives will also be on hand to
discuss how companies can access Open Innovation state incentives.
Innovation Ohio Forums will be held on the following dates:
Toledo -December 4, 2012
Hilton Garden Inn
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
Cleveland - December 5, 2012
Marriott Cleveland East
Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44122
Columbus - January 15, 2013
Marriott Columbus Airport
North Cassady Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43219
Athens - January 16, 2013
Ohio University Inn and Conference
331 Richland Avenue
Athens, Ohio 45701
Cincinnati - January 29, 2013
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Dayton - January 30, 2013
Fairborn, Ohio 45324
Middle-market companies can now register for the Open Innovation Ohio
Forums and the cost is $119 per person. To learn more or to register,
Ohio Third Frontier, an unprecedented and bipartisan
commitment to create new technology-based products, companies,
industries, and jobs, has attracted more than $7.3 billion in other
investments to Ohio, and has a nearly 9:1 return on investment since its
inception. The Ohio Third Frontier has also assisted in the creation and
retention of more than 88,000 direct and indirect jobs for Ohioans. For
more information, visit ohiothirdfrontier.com.
For more information on Ohio's entrepreneurship activities, visit www.hivelocitymedia.com.
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with partners across business, government, academia, and the nonprofit
sector to build strong communities that support job creation.
Development provides financial, informational, and technical assistance
to those making an investment in Ohio, ensuring a vibrant economic
future for all Ohioans. Visit www.development.ohio.gov.
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