Ohio Seeking High-Tech Solutions for Opioid Crisis

Jun 20, 2017 | News

Lisa Colbert. 
Ohio Development Services Agency.

Third Frontier Releases Requests for Proposals

At the request of Governor Kasich, the Ohio Third Frontier has committed $20 million to advance new technology in the battle against drug abuse and addiction. As part of a two-pronged approach to accomplish this goal, Third Frontier is now accepting proposals for the Ohio Opioid Abuse, Prevention and Treatment Technology Initiative. The goal of this program is to accelerate the development of existing, proven ideas that need an extra push to get them to market faster.

“Ohio is investing nearly a billion dollars each year on the problem of abuse and addiction,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency and chair of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission. “Advancing technology is one more way to ensure we leave no stone unturned in the fight against opioid addiction.”

Ohio Opioid Abuse, Prevention and Treatment Technology Initiative Request for Proposals

Ohio Third Frontier is also accepting proposals for an experienced competition manager for the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge. This challenge will focus on getting new ideas through competition. The goal of the challenge is to find innovative solutions to address prevention, treatment and overdose response.

Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge (Program Manager) Request for Proposals

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Port Authority Celebrates Award-Winning SBDC Member

(Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority is pleased to congratulate David Riggs, Director of the SBDC at Miami Regionals, for being named Ohio’s SBDC State Star in 2021.

America’s SBDC, the national association that represents the nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), annually recognizes one outstanding SBDC employee from each of its 62 members. This outstanding employee exhibits exemplary performance, makes a significant contribution to their state or regional SBDC program, and shows a strong commitment to small business. Using a peer-based selection process, the Ohio SBDC network selected David Riggs for Ohio’s SBDC State Star.

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Tiffin Foundry and Machine to invest in new machinery and equipment

Tiffin Foundry and Machine has announced it will purchase new machinery and hire more staff with assistance from a $50,000 JobsOhio Inclusion Grant. Tiffin Foundry has eight employees in Tiffin, and has an additional operation in North Ridgeville, Ohio.

JobsOhio’s grant, secured with assistance from the Regional Growth Partnership, will support a planned $321,923 in machinery and equipment upgrades and three new jobs. In addition, Tiffin Foundry and Machine worked with Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership and OhioMeansJobs – Seneca County on other potential incentives to support the company’s growth.

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