The National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Innovation Corps program continues to provide support for tech entrepreneurs across Ohio. Find out more about The University of Akron's I-Corps startup support and application requirements for the Summer Cohort here: Apply for I-Corps.
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OITA is excited about the inevitable growth to come from new initiatives and programs in the fields of tech, innovation, policy making, and more. Read about some of the many ways Ohio support and funding is reaching STEM Education (from elementary school to higher-ed!)
"PITCH X: From Lab to Market" was just announced as part of #InnovateOhio ’s I.P. Promise initiative. PITCH X will consist of a series of virtual talks that feature Ohio’s university community discoveries.
This is a great opportunity to share your IP discoveries, get expert coaching and support to create your own talk, and share your research and technology for commercialization.
SPEAKER NOMINATIONS FOR THE INAUGURAL PITCH X ARE OPEN NOW UNTIL APRIL 19. Find out more about I.P. Promise and its affiliate #ohiostate universities, AND APPLY TO BE A SPEAKER here: Ohio I.P. Promise: PITCH X
Washington wants to pick up the tab for tens of millions of Americans’ Internet connections. That may include yours.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit, or EBB, was launched Wednesday to help a surprisingly wide range of people hit economically by the coronavirus pandemic. It can pay $50 every month toward the cost of your Internet service, and it is available to all families who lost some income in the last year and earn less than $198,000, among others. With $3.2 billion up for grabs, the EBB is the largest federal program to help with Internet bills in the three decades Americans have been going online.
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Microsoft plans to hire 50,000 new global employees into their "ecosystem" as part of a broader career-switching push encouraged by LinkedIn. LinkedIn's efforts include free 're-skilling' digital training courses aimed towards those who lost their jobs due to COVID. If you are looking to transition into the space of technology, innovation, or public policy, let OITA know how we can help. Or check out our membership options at Ohioita.org.
MUST PICK-UP PODCAST of the week: "The Future of AI Technology in Public Health" with Google Cloud 's Alexander Titus.
Alexander Titus is a Strategy Leader in the Health & Life Sciences for the Global Public Sector at Google, and has spent his career working in the "intersection between emerging technologies and public service".
In this podcast interview, Titus discusses "how cloud and artificial intelligence enabled tools are advancing research in public health", the newfound speed in which we can collaborate on science, and the surprising personalization cloud technologies can bring.
This podcast was produced by Scoop News Group and hosted by Wyatt Kash, SVP, Content Strategy, Scoop News Group.
OITA is proud to work with such innovative partners like Google Cloud , let us know how you are using Google Cloud strategies and innovations in your own work.
“Cyber hygiene” has never been more important for big businesses, private individuals, and government officials alike. This week, non-profit Think Tank, National Cybersecurity Center, launched a new initiative geared towards deepening the understanding of cyber knowledge- by training and informing state officials on cyber features like MFA, software patching, and possible cyber threats. The initiative has been backed by Google and supported by legislators across the board, including Ohio’s own Frank LaRose (R) and Colorado’s Jena Marie Griswold (D).
See more at ... Think tank launches cybersecurity training for state officials