It’s also a homecoming of sorts for Eder. IncludeHealth started as Eder’s DAAP senior design thesis in 2006. Eder’s design for accessible strength training equipment went on to win gold, best in show and the people’s choice awards at the 2007 International Design Excellence Awards.
That led to an invite to present his thesis before the board of the Live Well Collaborative, a nonprofit co-founded by UC and P&G to cultivate collaboration between industry and academia around design solutions. His presentation earned him the support of both CincyTech and P&G to turn it into a reality.
“Ryan has the right combination of commitment, competence and vision,” said Craig Vogel, co-founder, president and chair of the Live Well Collaborative and former associate dean for graduate programs research with DAAP. “During the last decade, he has been able to realize his vision by constantly learning whatever was needed to get to the next level of development, resolve issues and overcome obstacles.”
IncludeHealth will dedicate more than half of its space to a “connected clinic” showcasing its technology. Eder envisions the space hosting events with strategic partners, investors and the community to showcase what can be accomplished through the network of businesses headquartered or co-located in 1819. IncludeHealth has also enlisted two DAAP students to develop a timeline wall for the space showcasing the partnerships and key support the company has received over the last 14 years.
“We are excited to enrich our strategic partnerships, form new relationships and engage the UC ecosystem in new ways to drive fantastic opportunities — fueling innovation, new companies and expanding this collaborative in a multitude of ways,” Eder said. “My north star through the IncludeHealth journey has always been to make a positive impact in my community and we feel being a part of the 1819 family accelerates that mission.”