Midtown Wednesdays: Accelerating Innovation on the Euclid Corridor

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/08/2006 - 19:54.

Midtown Wednesdays: Accelerating Innovation on the Euclid Corridor

 I-Open and Myers University are building the Midtown Innovation Zone!

 "Midtown Wednesdays" are weekly forums hosted in partnership with Myers University, 3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114, 5:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M. Free parking is available in the adjacent National City Bank lot.

 I-Open Civic Forums build networks to connect innovation, research and business. We begin with a simple rule: We will behave toward one another in ways that build mutual respect and trust. Trusted networks accelerate access to knowledge and resources.

 I-Open is focusing on the development of innovation zones around our regional colleges, universities and libraries in Northeast Ohio. Our model is the Charleston Digital Corridor: an agile organization that develops open networks of collaboration, what economists call "clusters". (Link: http://www.charlestondigitalcorridor.com)

 Regional innovators and entrepreneurs guide our I-Open civic forums. Together, we focus on "strategic doing": Moving ideas to action.

 At our forums, you'll learn more about Open Source Economic development. You'll learn how we engage people to accelerate innovation. You can meet other interesting and committed people in our region. You can share your ideas for building innovation in our region. You can even lead a Civic Forum, if you choose.

E-mail us: betseymerkel [at] i-open [dot] org with your questions.

 Help us accelerate innovation on the Euclid Corridor. Join us January 11th! Get connected!


Coffee generously hosted by Phoenix Coffee with cookies. Everyone is welcome.

 The Midtown Innovation Zone follows the Blue Ribbon Task Force Initiative Action Plan adopted by the Cuyahoga County Commissioners. Download the report at http://www.cuyahogacounty.us/home/pdf/blueribbontaskforce.pdf . Midtown Wednesdays is supported with a City of Cleveland Economic Development Grant.

 Posted by: The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open), 4415 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113



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Real Neo location - no puff

Myers U. - entry hall

A very practical building for a very pragmatic program.  Park in back or in the National City Parking lot after 4:30.  Myers Univ. is on live One Cleveland fiber.  Streaming HDTV here we come!

A Great Beginning

The meeting was very informative and positive. Thanks for inviting me. I look forward to many more.
Alex P. Michaels
Cleveland Film Czar