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Lead Host Sponsors
National Innovation Reception Sponsor
Underwriter of "Trends: What's Next for TBED?"
Wii Room & Bar Sponsor
Premium Sponsor
Poster Session Sponsors
Exhibiting National Sponsors
Friends of TBED
Opening Reception Partners
Local Technology-Based Economic Development Partners

Lead Host Sponsors

NorTech

NorTech
NorTech is a technology-based economic development organization and catalyst for making Northeast Ohio a global leader in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. NorTech works closely with regional technology leaders to build a globally-competitive technology economy by: Leading technology projects that have an impact on the region's innovation infrastructure; Linking together regional technology leaders to spur collaboration and commercialization; and Leveraging public and private investments to revitalize Northeast Ohio's economy.


Cleveland Foundation


Cleveland Foundation
Established in 1914,
the Cleveland Foundation is the world's first community foundation and the nations third-largest today, with assets of $1.9 billion and 2007 grants surpassing $85 million. Currently the foundation directs two-thirds of its flexible grant dollars to the community's greatest needs: economic transformation, public school improvement, early childhood and youth development, neighborhoods and housing, and arts advancement.


GAR Foundation


GAR Foundation
GAR Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 1967 as a charitable trust by Galen J. Roush, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Roadway Express. With approximately $185 million in assets, GAR Foundation is among the largest private foundations in Northeast Ohio. Charitable priorities include education, the arts, social services, and economic development in Northeast Ohio.


The George Gund Foundation


The George Gund Foundation
The George Gund Foundation was established in 1952 by George Gund, former chairman of the Cleveland Trust Company. The Foundation funds programs that enhance our understanding of the physical and social environment in which we live. Grants are made in the areas of education, human services, economic and community development, environment and arts, with foundation commitments to date totaling more than $504 million.


Ohio Department of Development


Ohio Department of Development
The Ohio Department of Development works with communities and businesses to promote opportunities that will stimulate the state's economy, while creating high-quality jobs and a better quality of life for all Ohioans. The Department provides financial, informational and technical assistance with a portfolio of programs that promote business attraction and retention, small business growth, technology commercialization, international trade, travel and tourism, energy efficiency, affordable housing, community infrastructure, downtown revitalization and brownfield clean-up.
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National Innovation Reception Sponsor

Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation

Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation

The Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC) is a private/public partnership established by the state of Kansas to promote technology based economic development. Through support of strategic research and development at our Centers of Excellence, through intense hands-on business assistance at our incubators and through our direct equity investments in early-stage companies, KTEC serves as an invaluable partner to companies that bring economic growth to Kansas.
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Underwriter of "Trends: What's Next for TBED?"

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Through collaborative initiatives, bold leadership and timely facilitation, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is firmly committed to developing increased discovery, innovation and economic prosperity to this growing region. As the economic development arm of Oklahoma City, the GOKC Chamber leads business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts in the region.
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Wii Room & Bar Sponsor


GSP Consulting

GSP Consulting

GSP Consulting was founded with the mission of growing economies by specializing in helping organizations create and implement economic development and government affairs strategies. GSP has successfully assisted hundreds of non-profits, technology companies, associations, universities, and municipalities with our extensive strategy and implementation expertise. 877-GSP-CORP
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Premium Sponsor

National Center of Excellence

National Centers of Excellence

The National Centers of Excellence (NCOE), a division of 501(c)(3) WestCAMP, has initial funding to pilot the GAMBIT Center, a needs-driven technology deployment project, and part of a larger initiative to develop federal matching funds ($3 billion annually) for state-funded technology commercialization programs. GAMBIT will focus on matching emerging technologies with the needs of small to medium-sized manufacturers in regional economies.
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Poster Session Sponsors

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is a statewide network that catalyzes entrepreneurship and technological innovation as drivers of economic growth. Operating regionally with four Partners strategically located throughout the Commonwealth, Ben Franklin provides emerging and existing businesses with access to risk capital, business and technology expertise, and an extensive network of specialized third party resources.


Georgia Research Alliance


Georgia Research Alliance
The Georgia Research Alliance is an internationally-recognized model for creating opportunities to grow a vibrant, technology-rich economy. Through investments in Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholars®, centers of research excellence and commercialization programs, GRA is a catalyst for generating high-value companies, attracting industry to the state and creating high-tech jobs.


Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development


Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development creates new jobs and new investment in the state, which in 2007 totaled over 13,400 new jobs and $2.3 billion. For information on development sites, workforce training, incentive programs, community profiles, small business development and other resources visit www.ThinkKentucky.com.


Maine Technology Institute


Maine Technology Institute
The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is a nonprofit funded annually by the State of Maine to offer early-stage capital and commercialization assistance for the research and development of innovative technology-based projects that create new products and services, generating high-quality jobs across Maine.


Maryland Technology Development Corporation


Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

TEDCO's role is to be Maryland's leading source of funding for seed capital and entrepreneurial business assistance for technology transfer and development programs and has demonstrated this role for the fourth consecutive year in being recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as the nation's most active early-stage investor.


North Carolina Board of Science and Technology


North Carolina Board of Science and Technology

A State advisory board administered by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Board of Science and Technology encourages, promotes, and supports scientific, engineering, and industrial research applications in North Carolina. Its mission is to advance science, technology, and the economy throughout the state.”


Ohio Department of Development


Ohio Department of Development
The Ohio Department of Development works with communities and businesses to promote opportunities that will stimulate the state's economy, while creating high-quality jobs and a better quality of life for all Ohioans. The Department provides financial, informational and technical assistance with a portfolio of programs that promote business attraction and retention, small business growth, technology commercialization, international trade, travel and tourism, energy efficiency, affordable housing, community infrastructure, downtown revitalization and brownfield clean-up.


Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development


Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

Pennsylvania continues to be a leader in TBED through the creation of innovative programs and initiatives designed to stimulate the economy by providing the capital, infrastructure, technical support and talent necessary to build successful companies and create and retain high-paying, highly skilled technology jobs.
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Washington Technology Center



Washington Technology Center
Washington Technology Center is a statewide economic development organization focused on technology and innovation. We spark ideas, form connections between people and resources, and foster job growth to position Washington state as a national technology leader. Visit www.watechcenter.org or call 206-685-1920 for more information.
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Exhibiting Sponsors

ASME Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation

ASME Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The ASME Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation was created as a critical resource for U.S. competitiveness and as a solution for the shrinking science, engineering, and technology workforce pipeline. The Center’s focus on training, education, and competency programs ensures engineers are responsive to dynamic economic, environment and societal demands on a global level.


Battelle


Battelle

Battelle, the world's largest non-profit independent research and development organization, conducts $3.8 billion in R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management, and technology commercialization. Battelle's Technology Partnership Practice focuses Battelle's experience and capabilities to serve state and local organizations, universities, and non-profit technology organizations, in the design, implementation, and assessment of technology-based economic development programs.


Economic Modeling Specialists Inc.


EMSI

EMSI provides integrated regional data, web-based analysis tools, and consulting services to thousands of professionals representing workforce boards, economic development organizations, government agencies, community colleges and universities across the nation. They use our data and tools daily to make crucial decisions about regional development and policy issues.


Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer


Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC), a nationwide network of over 700 federal laboratories, is the only government-wide forum for technology transfer. The FLC provides the framework for developing T2 strategies and collaborative opportunities by promoting and facilitating technical cooperation with industry, academia, state & local governments, other federal laboratories and TBED organizations.


Lytmos Group


Lytmos Group
Lytmos Group partners with government and private sector organizations to maximize their ROI in competitive high-technology research grants. Clients turn to Lytmos for help with innovative program development, independent peer review, effective grant program administration, authoritative performance assessments, and compelling communication of program results.


Manufacturing Extension Partnership


Manufacturing Extension Partnership

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a nationwide network of resources transforming manufacturers with services focused on new sales, new products, new markets, and the adoption of new technologies and process improvements to thrive in the global marketplace. MEP is a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). MEP leverages public and private resources to make a comprehensive range of services and assistance available to smaller manufacturers.


New Economy Strategies, LLC


New Economy Strategies, LLC
New Economy Strategies, LLC and our ‘family’ of datasets, knowledge services, and workforce-economic toolkits provides State and Regional Innovation Leaders and Intermediaries an integrated approach for asset mapping, tracking of 10 years and 20 million records of federal funding, and a networking of vital stakeholders into one overarching Business Intelligence Tool for Innovation.


Ohio Supercomputer Center


Ohio Supercomputer Center
The Ohio Supercomputer Center provides supercomputing, networking, research and educational resources to a diverse state and national community, including education, academic research, industry and state government. At the Ohio Supercomputer Center, our duty is to empower our clients, partner strategically to develop new research and business opportunities, and lead Ohio's knowledge economy.
 


Technology Innovation Program



Technology Innovation Program
The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) was established in 2007 "to support, promote, and accelerate innovation in the United States through high-risk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need." The program will fund small and medium-sized businesses, universities, and research consortia on a competitive, cost-share basis for research on potentially revolutionary technologies for meeting critical national needs that present high technical risks-with commensurate high rewards if successful.



The Trent Lott National Center of Excellence for Economic Development & Entrepreneurship


The Trent Lott National Center of Excellence for Economic Development & Entrepreneurship

Innovation-Based Economic Development is the focus of The Trent Lott National Center of Excellence for Economic Development & Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern Mississippi. The Lott Center provides cutting-edge research for the world, three executive format graduate programs for the nation, regional innovation programs and entrepreneurship opportunities for students.
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Friends of TBED

Cleveland Clinic Innovations

Cleveland Clinic Innovations
Innovations is the Cleveland Clinic’s corporate venturing arm with a mission to “benefit the sick through the broad and rapid deployment of Cleveland Clinic technology.” CCI facilitates innovation, creates spin-off companies, licenses
technology, secures resources and establishes strategic collaborations with corporate partners.



First State Innovation


First State Innovation
Launched in 2006, First State Innovation (FSI) is a privately led initiative that focuses on increasing Delaware's entrepreneurial capacity. FSI has accomplished this by helping technology-based and early stage businesses find traditional seed capital, alternative funding, skilled human capital, commercialization assistance, intellectual capital, and other entrepreneurial resources.


Idaho National Laboratory


Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy multiprogram research and development laboratory serving at the nexus of energy supply and security. Beyond its assigned lead role in nuclear energy, INL has a heritage of developing and delivering innovative national and homeland security technologies, protective environmental measures, and clean energy initiatives.


Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the Department of Energy's largest science and energy laboratory. Managed since April 2000 by a partnership formed by The University of Tennessee and the Battelle Memorial Institute, ORNL was established in 1943 as a part of the secret Manhattan Project to pioneer a method for producing and separating plutonium. Today, ORNL is home to the world's largest civilian science project, the $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source, and has been selected to build the fastest unclassified scientific computer in the world.


National Science Foundation


National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation supports basic scientific and engineering research and promotes science and engineering education. A small portion of NSF resources funds high-reward applied research focused on positively impacting the nations health, prosperity, welfare, defense, and enhancing the nations industrial competitiveness.
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Opening Reception Partners


BioOhio

BioOhio
BioOhio (formerly Omeris) is a non-profit organization supported by the Thomas Edison Program of the Ohio Department of Development. Its mission is to accelerate bioscience discovery, innovation and commercialization of global value, driving economic growth, and improving quality of life in Ohio. BioOhio is headquartered in Columbus, with regional business development affiliates in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Athens.


Center for Innovation Food Technologies


Center for Innovative Food Technologies
Since 1995, the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at EISC, Inc. has organized and managed a membership-based consortium of food industry companies, their suppliers, and academic institutions. The goal of the consortium is to enhance the economic viability of Ohio's food and agricultural sector through technology.


CincyTech


CincyTech
CincyTech's mission is to accelerate the growth of start-up technology businesses into high growth companies in Southwest Ohio through management assistance, seed capital investments, grants to prove technology potential, and connections to partners. Our industry focus is IT, biosciences, and advanced manufacturing. CincyTech is a regional technology initiative supported by the State of Ohio's Third Frontier Project.


Dayton Development Coalition


Dayton Development Coalition
The Dayton Development Coalition is the regional economic development and advocacy organization whose mission is to support job creation and prosperity for the citizens of the Dayton Region. Working as a public/private partnership, we are growing the Dayton Region, and we are one of the most livable regions in America.


EWI


Edison Welding Institute (EWI)
Based in Columbus, Ohio, EWI is North America’s leading engineering and technology organization dedicated to welding and materials joining. EWI’s staff provides materials joining assistance, contract research, consulting services, and training to over 2,800 member company locations representing world-class leaders in a variety of technology industries.


EMTEC


EMTEC
EMTEC, located in Dayton, Ohio, is a non-profit, member based organization serving Ohio that develops business and technology strategies, sponsors, coordinates and manages collaborative technology projects and programs leading to commercialization or new business.


FirstEnergy Foundation


FirstEnergy Foundation
The FirstEnergy Foundation, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is a charitable foundation that supports nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations within the FirstEnergy operating companies’ service areas. The Foundation's funding priorities are focused on improving communities, promoting local and regional economic development, community leadership, and advancing an educated workforce. The Foundation reflects FirstEnergy's corporate philosophy of providing community support and is funded solely by FirstEnergy, an investor owned, diversified energy services holding company.


Kent State University


Kent State University
Kent State University is actively engaged in creating economic vitality and an exceptional quality of life in the communities we serve. Many of the resources at Kent State focus on science, technology and innovation, such as faculty expertise in key industrial clusters, technology transfer to expedite innovation, a Manufacturing and Technology Small Business Development Center, specialized equipment for business use and a research park with related services for product development.



Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network


Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network
Since 1984, MAGNET, the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network, has assisted thousands of manufacturers through its Edison Technology Center programs, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Services and business incubation programs. Recently MAGNET has expanded its mission to assist manufacturers through programs that address manufacturing-related Education, Competitiveness, Innovation and Regulatory Affairs. MAGNET is a “one-stop-shop” for entrepreneurs and technology-driven manufacturers seeking resources to become or remain globally competitive.


Ohio Business Roundtable


Ohio Business Roundtable
The Ohio Business Roundtable is a partnership of the chief executives of the state’s major businesses who represent all sectors of the economy and are committed to working with public leaders to build a better Ohio.


Ohio IT Alliance


Ohio IT Alliance
OhioITA is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 and with a focus on information technology related economic development in the state of Ohio. Together with over 1,300 members, OhioITA works with Ohio's 10,700 IT companies, ensuring that Ohio's IT resources are shared and leveraged for the benefit of the entire industry.



Ohio Business Roundtable


Ohio Technology Partnership

The Ohio Technology Partnership is a coalition of regional technology councils convened by the Ohio Business Roundtable that champions public policies promoting technology-based economic growth throughout Ohio.


PolymerOhio


PolymerOhio

PolymerOhio is an industry connecting and networking group that is focused on enhancing the global competitiveness and growth of Ohio’s plastics, rubber and advanced materials industry. The group does this by providing a broad range of value-added programs and services to its members and Ohio’s polymer industry.


Voinovich School at Ohio University


Voinovich School at Ohio University

The Voinovich School at Ohio University engages students, faculty and professional staff to make a difference in the region and State in four distinct ways: transforming innovation into high-impact, sustainable results; developing emerging markets; building strategic leaders to sustain development; and extending investments through flexible and strategic partnerships.  Focus areas include entrepreneurship and competitiveness, public service, leadership, sustainable energy and the environment.



Rocket Ventures


Rocket Ventures
Rocket Ventures, a program of the Regional Growth Partnership, is a pre-seed, early stage venture capital firm focused on technology-based start-up companies in Northwest Ohio. With over $22 million of both public and private investment, Rocket Ventures’ charter is to accelerate the business commercialization process by delivering business knowledge, management support, technical expertise and the necessary capital to client companies.


TechColumbus


TechColumbus
TechColumbus, based in Columbus, Ohio, accelerates the growth of the innovation economy by providing vital resources and assistance to people and enterprises that depend on technology to achieve their business goals.  TechColumbus brings resources and innovation together to advance key regional initiatives that accelerate technology-driven economic development by working with the business community, the public sector, research and academic institutions, and entrepreneurs.

TechSolve


TechSolve
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, TechSolve is a team of business experts, engineers and scientists who represent some of the best thinking in the world on how to make your organization more successful. TechSolve's purpose is to improve the economic vitality of the Cincinnati, Ohio metropolitan area, the state of Ohio, and the nation.


University of Akron


The University of Akron
The University of Akron is the public research university for Northern Ohio. It is the only public university in Ohio with a science and engineering program ranked in the top five nationally by U.S. News & World Report. Serving 26,000 students, the university offers approximately 300 associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral and law degree programs. 
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Local Technology-Based Economic Development Partners


BioEnterprise


BioEnterprise

BioEnterprise is a business formation, recruitment, and acceleration initiative designed to grow health care companies and commercialize bioscience technologies.  Based in Cleveland, BioEnterprise provides management counsel and support services to health care companies. BioEnterprises founders and partners are The Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, and Summa Health System.


Case Western Reserve University



Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is among the nation’s leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning.


Cleveland State University


Cleveland State University
Cleveland State is a metropolitan university that provides a rich environment for engaged learning in an exciting and dynamic location. Our students are fond of claiming that the entire city is their campus for study, practical experience, and recreation. And our pledge to each student is an engaged learning experience in the real world, for the real world, among a diverse student body.


Cuyahoga County Department of Development


Cuyahoga County Department of Development

The Cuyahoga County Department of Development is comprised of four divisions including the County Airport, Administrative Services, Housing and Economic Development, which includes Community Development and Brownfield Redevelopment. The mission of the Department of Development is to foster strong neighborhoods, support safe, decent and affordable housing, and promote economically sound communities through programs that address issues vital to local business growth and enhanced employment opportunities within Cuyahoga County.


JumpStart


JumpStart

JumpStart is a venture development organization that identifies and invests in early-stage companies that have strong potential in the marketplace, solid prospects for high growth, and are likely to qualify for later-stage funding. Beyond investing and intensive business assistance, JumpStart seeks to promote, celebrate, and continually grow Northeast Ohio’s position as a nationally significant center for entrepreneurship and innovation.


Lorain County Community College Foundation


Lorain County Community College Foundation
The Lorain County Community College Foundation, a direct support organization for Lorain County Community College, most recently launched the Innovation Fund to support the College's role in economic growth of technology industries in the region. The Innovation Fund, supported by philanthropic contributions, is a very early pre-seed fund focused on supporting the growth of good technology ideas into viable businesses.


Northeast Ohio Software Association


Northeast Ohio Software Association

The Northeast Ohio Software Association (NEOSA) is a membership-based organization that promotes the advancement of the Technology Community and Information Technology Industry of Northeast Ohio. NEOSA is an industry-led, industry-driven organization made up of more than 820 member companies from all facets of information technology. In 2004, NEOSA merged with the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), benefiting NEOSA and COSE members alike.


Ohio Aerospace Institute


Ohio Aerospace Institute
Located in Cleveland (headquarters) and Dayton, Ohio, the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) is a nonprofit organization that builds Ohio's aerospace economy through research and technology development, education and training, and collaboration and information exchange.


OneCommunity


OneCommunity
OneCommunity, with offices in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering economic and civic progress through the innovative application of information technologies. OneCommunity connects nearly 1,000 public and nonprofit institutions via its fiber-optic broadband network and leverages public and private partnerships to support 21st-century programs in health care, education, government and economic development. 
University of Toledo—Science & Technology Corridor

University of Toledo—Science & Technology Corridor
The Science & Technology Corridor was established by the Board of Trustees of the University of Toledo to provide sites, facilities, and supporting services for biomedical and other enterprises with strong scientific and technical orientations. The mission of the Corridor project is to collaboratively grow and transform the regional economy by strengthening existing, developing new and attracting science and technology-based organizations.




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