News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron Children's Hospital

Wayside Furniture

Lehmans


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Northeast Ohio colleges and universities join business advocacy group to help manufacturers
Schools lend expertese, manufacturers provide real world experience for university innovations
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


Reporter
Kevin Niedermier
 
Magnet President Dan Berry announces the Prism Program, which combines Magnet's manufacturing advocacy with the technological expertise of 4 Northeast Ohio universities to help small and medium sized manufacturers.
Courtesy of Kevin Niedermier
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

A Northeast Ohio manufacturing advocacy and growth network and a group of area colleges and universities have formed a partnership to boost manufacturing in the region.                                                                     

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:55)


 

Case Western Reserve University, Lorain County Community College, Cleveland State and the University of Akron are lending their technology and innovation management expertise to small and medium sized manufacturers. The program to find these businesses the help they need and grow is coordinated by the manufacturing advocate Magnet. Magnet president Dan Berry says many businesses need help moving new ideas into the marketplace.

“First of all in organizing an innovation strategy, and then many of them need ongoing support in terms of project management, how to make decisions about resource allocation and how to set priorities. Thirdly, companies need help in the technical area. We’ve been able to provide engineering support, but there are resources and technology at many of our universities that can really help them shortcut the innovation process.”  

While the university partners can help the manufacturers, the program can also benefit the university’s mission according to Case Western Reserve University Provost Bud Baeslack.

“Although another part of our mission from a research standpoint is technology commercialization, it’s also to take the research we do and translate that to technology and ultimately see it applied in the real world. There are many ways that happens at a university, but through this direct connection of our facility and students out in the community working, we can have that technology applied.”

Baeslack says the program is also a workforce development tool, because students sent to assist these companies many stay here in Northeast Ohio to work after graduation instead of going elsewhere. Magnet estimates the program will generate more than 3000 new jobs in the region by the end of the decade.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Study shows raising the cigarette tax a dollar could raise $342 million
So, it takes an expert to tell us raising the tobacco tax raises the revenue for the state? Doh. By the way, any one who was going to quit smoking probably alre...

Akron's Highland Square celebrates community spirit and public art
Both Donna and her husband, Joseph are both such amazing art talents! The photos look stunning! I must get down to Angel Falls for an in-person look. I just l...

Pluto: Another off-season, another Browns quarterback conundrum
The Browns do need a draftable QB for the future. Johnny Manziel needs to go and that leaves Brian Hoyer and Connor Shaw. Free agency doesn't really have any so...

Exploradio: Improving the lives of paralyzed people
God bless you doctor. I hope to be alive the day that humans, like me, can use the results of your search...

Nature and nourishment down by the river at the Metroparks' Merwin's Wharf
I love QUICKBITES! I look forward to it every week. One question: is it possible to include a link to the restaurant or store that you profile? Thanks!

Canton's proposed Timken-McKinley school merger is drawing spirited debate
From a sports opinion Varsity would have a lot more talent to choose from So Im sure varsity sports would improve.Also Timkens name would be much more published...

Canton school board will decide whether to merge high schools
I really hope we can save those jobs, usually we try to cut budgets but the demand is still the same. Then we look bad a year or two after the descion is made. ...

FirstEnergy wants PUCO guarantees on nuclear and coal prices
Would just comment that the plant has admitted the following (as reporting in the Akron Beacon Journal): "The utility has said it may have difficulty keeping t...

Mozzarella's easy when you have a way with curd
Hello, Where can I get such a heater that you have? Does it hold temperature that you set? What brand and model is it? Thank you in advance!! :)

Pluto: A healthy LeBron James is the key for the rocky Cavs
It's time to back our Cleveland professional teams through thick and thin. I've seen management, players and coaches come and go and it hasn't changed a thing. ...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University