Ohio Third Frontier and NineSigma Invite the World to Join in Solving the Opioid Crisis

Oct 12, 2017 | News |

The opioid epidemic in America is causing devastating human, social and economic impact, with the state of Ohio and the Midwest being hit particularly hard. Most of us know someone who has been affected by the opioid epidemic.

Ohio spends nearly a billion dollars each year addressing the opioid epidemic, attacking it from every direction,  including prevention, education, treatment and recovery, and law enforcement. Advancing innovation and technology is another way to ensure that no stone is left unturned as the state – and the nation – continues to fight this battle.

With this in mind, Governor John R. Kasich has asked the Ohio Third Frontier to commit $20 million to accelerate scientific and technological breakthroughs to address the U.S. opioid problem. Companies, institutions, innovators, entrepreneurs and citizen scientists around the world are invited to join the fight against the opioid epidemic. Our goal is to have these innovators propose novel ideas and solutions to address prevention, treatment, overdose avoidance and response – competing for recognition and monetary awards to support their continued development.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 18, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  The Conference Center at OCLC, 6600 Kilgour Place, Dublin, Ohio 43017
WHO:  The full program and list of speakers will be announced in the coming week.

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USDA OSU Extension Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant Workshops

The USDA is seeking new technology and/or creative product ideas from grass roots innovators! Got a great idea? The USDA may be interested in funding the research and development of your concept! Ohio State Extension is partnering with the USDA to promote the accessibility and availability of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants. OSU Extension will be offering two (2) workshops, one in Northeast Ohio (Lorain County Community College on June 19) and one in Southwest Ohio (OSU Lima Campus) to orient interested innovators, researchers, and practitioners to this grant opportunity and the grant application process. Registration is open!

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2018 Annual Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations

The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual excellence awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development. Submit your nominations today and have excellence in your community recognized state-wide!

A panel of judges will assess the nominations, determine finalists, and select a winner for each of the categories noted below. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony during the OEDA Annual Summit to be held October 16-18 at The Renaissance Columbus Downtown. All award finalists and winners will be notified prior to the Annual Summit so as to make appropriate arrangements.

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Register NOW for Remaining 2018 Ohio Economic Development Institute Courses

Register Today for the Remaining 2018 Ohio Economic Development Institute Courses
OEDI is presented in partnership the Ohio Economic Development Association, JobsOhio, and the Ohio University Voinovich School.

Next Up for OEDI’s courses: Finance & Incentives July 19-20 and Business Retention & Expansion September 20- 21! Be sure to register early for these in-demand programs, as space is limited!

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