Welcome to Real NEO; Open Source Capital of the Brightest Greenest State of Earth

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 13:00.

Smartest Greenest Breuer

Over the past 20 years, I've spent most of my "professional" time as an entrepreneur, with world-class expertise conducting multi-dimensional, multi-client relational comparative data and best practice analyses of any aspects of the world's largest and best global enterprises, environments and systems, and developing and consulting on innovations and total quality improvement. This work has generated a wealth of knowledge on large general systems, with a unique expertise in information systems and telecommunications. REALNEO is a product of this highest level expertise, drawn from the best practices of the best organizations on Earth. What REALNEO has developed for Cuyahoga County - what has been generated out of the REALNEO-generated Real Cooperative - takes general systems innovation to a whole new level of making us the brightest greenest place on Earth. So, we really do have a purpose to Cuyahoga County owning the Breuer, and the vision is beautifully expressed in this great rendering above, to be REAL COOP citizen headquarters of the open source capital of this brightest greenest state of Earth.


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 03/08/2008 - 20:39.

While snow piles up outside in NEO,  in Hawaii the anthurium are brilliant, waxy red.   A  friend just arrived Friday from Hawaii and hand carried these spectacular delicate stems.   What a thoughtful present.

Happy 2nd B-Day, REALNEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 10/26/2006 - 01:22.

Two weeks ago saw the second birthday of REALNEO. I started REALNEO in October, 2004, to provide “Regional Economic Action Links for North East Ohio” and implement for the region some exciting open source social networking technology. While the outcomes have not been entirely what I expected, and these years have in ways been rough, I've been thrilled to help drive and support some great developments in the community.

Case, after the levee broke

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 15:17.

With the demand by Case Professor Krauss for a no-confidence vote against the Case president and provost, the levee broke flooding Case with the community sewage brimming its highest offices since hurricane Lewis smacked NEO several years ago, demanding the complete reorganization of Case. The rains since from Lewis' further public contempt for Case overflowed all the protection the president and board could retain, and now the Case community is in ruins.

Cleveland Clinic Nanomedicine Summit 2004

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Those who are not involved in local economic development are the Quiet Crisis

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 11/11/2004 - 21:21.

People who complain there aren't leaders in Northeast Ohio fighting each day to improve our economy and quality of life are themselves ignorant and to blame for the problems in this community. Innumerable exceptional, dedicated, capable and effective leaders fight day in and out to improve everyone's lives here, every day - it is the people who do not participate actively in this process who are our region's "quiet crisis"?. Each day we have opportunities to be solutions - visit the REALNEO calendar frequently to get up to speed and learn where, when and how to make differences in the future of this community, participate in forums on-line, find and share insight with our community leaders, and take personal responsibility, now.

From the Futures Forum - Experts Identify Critical Challenges and Opportunities

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 11/11/2004 - 17:03.

NEOSA and REI staged a remarkable economic development event
in this Future Forum, and Myers University Club was a great venue -
congratulations to all the organizers and presenters. The objective was to
"focus on the impact of new and disruptive technologies and trends -
helping us to visualize the potential and possibilities as well as the risk
inherent in all change" and attendees certainly got alot to think about.
To put things in blunt conclusion, the future is terrifying.

Early-Stage Science and Technology Find Critical Financing From Non-Traditional Sources

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 11/03/2004 - 11:37.


To a large degree University of California in San Diego gets credit for
reinventing their regional economy, most visibly through their
"Connect" services. Below is an article from their latest
e-newsletter which highlights how much they do to connect early stage ventures
there with all levels of funding - from "food and rent" grants to
partnering with large pharmaceuticals. Important model and lessons to learn of
NEO to connect with the new economy!

Quantum dots identify sick cells at University of Toronto

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 10/27/2004 - 20:13.

This article offers good perspective on applied nanotechnology in healthcare, which was the subject of a recent conference in NEO...


Nanotech patent definitions

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 10/25/2004 - 06:30.

Nanotechnology comes of age...

...last Monday, when the United States Patent and Trademark Office
announced a new registration category just for nanotechnology

See NY Times Article linked here

The NanoMedicine Summit

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 16:04.
10/24/2004 - 17:00

NanoMedicine Summit is a multidisciplinary scientific meeting devoted to
exploring innovative strategies for translating recent advances in
nanotechnology research into clinical practice and biomedical investigation.
The summit will bring together leading clinical practitioners and biomedical
researchers with top nanoscientists. Expert presentations and panel forums will
highlight state-of-the-art biomedical nanotechnology, discuss specifications
for nanoscale tools for biomedical research, and identify unmet clinical needs
ripe for nanobiotechnology solutions.


InterContinental Hotel - The Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave.