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collaboration in ohio aerospace industry leads towards global leadership

Ohio's aerospace industry is one of the strongest in the country, yet its continued prominence is by no means assured. In the past few years, fierce global competition, rapid industry change and a fragmented business sector were real threats to our ongoing success. Yet now, the newly-created Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Council is offering a unified voice for the industry and creating a platform for continued growth.

securing ohio's energy future

From wind turbines and biofuels to the fastest electric car on earth, Ohio's universities are leaders in cutting-edge clean energy technology. A recent conference promoted the linkage between energy and economic security, and also highlighted the need for greater investment and commercialization to secure our state's future as a trailblazer in this growing field. Here's a look at what's next in this burgeoning industry.

q&a: luis proenza, president of the university of akron

Open innovation partnerships between universities and companies can spark new ideas and possibly inventions, says Dr. Luis Proenza of the University of Akron. Recently, hiVelocity spoke with Dr. Proenza about key changes in U.S. patent law, the role of universities in Ohio's entrepreneurial ecosystem, and the catalytic potential of university partnerships.

q&a: lisa delp, executive director of ohio third frontier

Startup veteran and Ohio native Lisa Delp was recently appointed Ohio Third Frontier's new Executive Director. In this interview, she discusses how far we've come in creating a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, and how Ohio Third Frontier's new focus areas will help grow our high tech economy.

Q&A: Dean Monske on northwest Ohio's growing international successes

In late February, Dean Monske was named president and CEO of the Regional Growth Partnership, the Toledo-based nonprofit development corporation that serves northwest Ohio. Since then, Monske -- a former RGP vice president who left for a year to serve as Toledo Mayor Mike Bell's deputy mayor for external relations -- has hit the ground running. Last month, the RGP announced two new field offices in, of all places, China.
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Alternative Energy Founders

Aaron Lemieux of Tremont Electric

Aaron Lemieux of Tremont Electric

City: Cleveland

Aaron LeMieux is founder of Tremont Electric, a clean energy startup that harnesses kinetic energy.

Courtney Gras of Design Flux Technologies, LLC

Courtney Gras of Design Flux Technologies, LLC

City: Akron

Courtney Gras is a cofounder of Design Flux Technolgies, LLC, which has made the first all-in-one energy management system for batteries.

Julie Jones of Solar Earth LLC

Julie Jones of Solar Earth LLC

City: Cincinnati

Julie Jones if founder of Solar Earth LLC, a startup solar company.

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