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Student hackathon leads to marketable startup

November 15, 2021

The Cincinnati Innovation District ® (CID) and UC’s 1819 Innovation Hub corporate partner FIS held a national student hackathon tasking teams with solving financial inclusion challenges many people face every day. The competition's winning team from Wisconsin took their concept, an app designed to help underprivileged people gain financial independence, through UC's Venture Lab pre-accelerator cohort 16 to successfully bring their startup to market.

Sky’s not the limit in student innovation challenge

November 5, 2021

Cincinnati Innovation District, University of Cincinnati's 1819 Innovation Hub host the second FlyOhio Vertiport Innovation Challenge, inviting students from institutions across the state of Ohio. Thirteen teams from six colleges presented concepts for Advanced Air Mobility vertiports focusing on how medical or cargo transport would benefit the community, sustain itself and create more than 15,000 new jobs and convert existing jobs.

Local CPS students see path to college, job skilling first-hand...

September 24, 2021

University of Cincinnati leadership provided an inspiring look at what is possible for a group of Cincinnati Public High School students at the 1819 Innovation Hub, the nerve center of the Cincinnati Innovation District® (CID).  As part of the “My Brother’s Keeper” (MBK) leadership series in Ohio, more than 22 Cincinnati area high school students enjoyed a fun-filled day engaging with leaders at UC’s 1819 Innovation Hub, learning about career opportunities through the CID and how to achieve a college degree in IT or cyber security through UC’s Early IT program.

Engineering professor develops on-demand drug delivery

July 28, 2021

Yoonjee Park, assistant professor of chemical engineering at University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science, developed a biodegradable drug delivery device that is activated by light, which would allow for on-demand dosing and fewer side effects for treatment of posterior eye diseases. With recent funding awards from the National Institute of Health and a Young Investigator Award from Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation, Park and her research team are testing the safety and efficacy of the device. In 2019, she also participated in UC’s Venture Lab business pre-accelerator.

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