Business Courier: Western & Southern to join 1819 Innovation Hub

Partnership will help the Fortune 500 company recruit talent, accelerate innovation

Western & Southern will be ready to occupy its new space in the University of Cincinnati’s 1819 Innovation Hub in eight to 12 weeks, the Cincinnati Business Courier reported.

UC announced Western & Southern as the latest industry-leading partner at the 1819 Innovation Hub, which also includes Procter & Gamble, Kroger, KAO and altafiber.

“We’re thrilled to partner with them to advance their innovation agenda here in the Cincinnati Innovation District,” said Ryan Hays, UC executive vice president and chief innovation and strategy officer.

Western & Southern plans to use its space in the 1819 Innovation Hub largely as a remote location for information technology and business associates, James J. Fitzgerald, senior vice president and chief information officer at Western & Southern, told the Business Courier.

“Western & Southern’s presence on campus not only gives us access to professors and students to accelerate our innovative thinking and solutions, but it will be natural event space for recruiting top talent coming out of UC,” Fitzgerald said.

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Featured image at top: Exterior of the 1819 Innovation Hub. Andrew Higley/UC Marketing + Brand

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