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.

Wayside Furniture

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Knight Foundation


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

The postal workers union is challenging mail-sorting closures in Ohio
Do not close the akron facilaty for mail processing. This will severly deminish mail service to the northeast ohio area, Cleveland can not handle this burden.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park OK's sharpshooters to thin deer herds
In this article you mention that the Mule Deer Foundation is a "hunting group" in reality the Mule Deer Foundation is a conservation group that is over 25 years...

Clarence Bozeman: In the driver's seat of history
I believe he was a teacher of mine as James Ford Rhodes. My favorite teacher of all time! Loved learning this part of his amazing history.

Cleveland RTA is moving Public Square bus stops beginning this week
I am very confused. Why are you taking one or more of the park and ride 246 out of service in the morning. I looking over the new schedule I see that there ar...

Canton school board will vote Wednesday on its high school merger
Great to see that THE REPOSITORY is advising a 'no' vote for now! Another point, besides all the Very accurate points already made against this move is the fac...

Some parents opting their students out of Common Core test
I am an 8th grader at a school in Allen County. I have just recently taken the ELA performance based assessment and found it extremely difficult. It asked me a ...

Fallout from the Ohio Supreme Court Munroe Falls ruling
The comment by Nathan Johnson from OEC is confusing. Instead of cities being 'emboldened' to craft zoning laws that were just stricken down by this ruling, comm...

Stopping sediment dumping in Lake Erie
Ah, yes, the Army Coro of Engineers, the geniuses that designed the levee system in New Orleans that has made the flooding worse due to no sediment reaching the...

Ohio charter school critic says reform bills are a good step
The cold truth is that these charter schools are offering services beyond the what the state tests can guage. Parents and students have a choice and they are ch...

State law trumps restrictions on oil and gas drilling in Munroe Falls
Justice O'Neill's quote brings up a point I wish WKSU would address: since, unlike for Federal judges, our judges here in Ohio are elected, and therefore respo...

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