Connecting Innovation Policy and Practice Ohio (CIPPO) 2022

Connecting Innovation Policy and Practice Ohio (CIPPO) 2022

Connecting Innovation Policy and Practice Ohio (CIPPO)
Connecting Innovation Policy and Practice Ohio (CIPPO)
Date: Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14, 2022
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm each day
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Please note that this conference will be recorded.


About This Event 

Conducted in partnership with JobsOhio and co-sponsored by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Cleveland State University (CSU) Center for Economic Development is hosting a two-day remote conference on innovation in the State of Ohio. Connecting Innovation Policy and Practice Ohio (CIPPO) will explore the current and future states of innovation, providing an outlet for the leading voices in practice and research across the state. CIPPO will highlight major federally funded innovation projects in Ohio, and the role of universities in spurring innovation. We hope this event will spark discussions on the successes and lessons learned in the innovation space, potentially leading to the identification and creation of synergies and partnerships.

This online conference will be conducted July 13th and 14th 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through a Zoom webinar. The link will be sent to registered participants prior to the start of the event.

JobsOhio, the state’s private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment, will guide discussion about their statewide innovation strategy, which includes Innovation Districts, the JobsOhio Growth Capital Fund (JOGC), and Research & Development Center Grants. The CSU Center for Economic Development provides research and technical assistance to government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private industry. It has served as a designated Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center, since 1985.


July 13, 2022: Ohio Innovation Landscape 

8:00 am Introduction to the Conference

• Nigamanth Sridhar - Interim Provost, Cleveland State University
 Iryna V. Lendel - Director, Center for Economic Development
• Susan Brehm - Regional Director, Chicago Office, U.S. EDA

8:15 am Innovation Policy Landscape: Federal and State Innovation Policies and Programs across the United States

 Iryna V. Lendel - Director, Center for Economic Development

9:00 am JobsOhio’s 3-pillar Innovation Strategy

• Andrew Deye – VP, Strategy, JobsOhio
Tyler Allchin – Managing Director, Healthcare Sector, JobsOhio
Tatyana Hower – Strategy, Investment Execution and Portfolio Management, JobsOhio

10:15 am Cleveland Innovation District

• Joanne Belovich – Director, CSU - Cleveland Innovation District
• Kipum Lee – Vice President, Innovation and Product Strategies, University Hospitals

11:45 am Innovation-Led Projects in Ohio – Part 1

• Russell Mills – Senior Director, Center for Regional Development at Bowling Green State University
• G. Jason Jolley – Associate Dean for Public Strategy and Innovation, Ohio University
• Emil Liszniansky – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Coordinator, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments
• Stephen Zubyk – Transportation Engineer, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments

12:45 pm  Summary of Day 1

July 14, 2022 The Role of Universities and Anchor Companies in Ohio Innovation

8:00 am Introduction to Day 2

Iryna V. Lendel – Director, Center for Economic Development

8:05 am Innovation-Led Projects in Ohio – Part 2

• Sarah Nash – President, CEO, and Chair, Novagard
• Steven Santamaria - CEO, Folio Photonics
 Baiju R. Shah – President and CEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership
• Bryan Stubbs – Executive Director and President, Cleveland Water Alliance

9:45 am The Role of Universities in Building Innovative Future

• Nick Zingale – Associate Professor, Cleveland State University; Co-Director, CSU T.E.C.H. Hub; and Co-Director, Human Fusions Initiative
• Dustin Tyler – Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, and Co-Director, Human Fusions Initiative
• Al Emondi – Head of Partner Strategy, NTT Research, and President and CEO, Piontier, LLC

11:00 am Advancing Innovation and Economic Development: Leveraging the Resources of Higher Education and Technology

• Susan McDowell – Vice President for Research and Innovation, Miami University
• Chris Berry – President/CEO, Ohio X
• Collen Gilger – Director, Economic Development, The Ohio State University
• Joe Jankowski – Chief Innovation Officer, Case Western Reserve University

12:00 pm Reflection and Wrap-Up

Ellen Heinz – Economic Development Representative, Ohio, U.S. EDA

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