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News

Berea Offers Grants to Small Businesses

The City of Berea will again award $2,000 grants to area small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City gave $2,000 grants to 55 Berea businesses in May, using funds leftover from another business grant program plus funds contributed by City Council from its budget. This time, federal CARES money will fund the grants.

Mayor Cyril Kleem emphasized that the Emergency Relief Grant Program could be used for rent, mortgage payments, utilities, payroll, and other related business expenses.

Berea-based retail, personal service and food businesses are eligible to apply. Nonprofits, offices, and contractors are not eligible. The City will only be accepting applications submitted online at http://bit.ly/bereacovidgrant and applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

October 29, 2020|News|
NASA Announces Partners to Advance ‘Tipping Point’ Technologies for the Moon, Mars

October 14, 2020

NASA has selected 14 American companies, including several small businesses, as partners to develop a range of technologies that will help forge a path to sustainable Artemis operations on the Moon by the end of the decade.

U.S. industry submitted the proposals to NASA’s fifth competitive Tipping Point solicitation, and the selections have an expected combined award value of more than $370 million. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate will negotiate with the companies to issue milestone-based firm fixed-price contracts lasting for up to five years.

“NASA’s significant investment in innovative technology demonstrations, led by small and large U.S. businesses across nine states, will expand what is possible in space and on the lunar surface,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “Together, NASA and industry are building up an array of mission-ready capabilities to support a sustainable presence on the Moon and future human missions to Mars.”

Bridenstine announced the selections Oct. 14 during a keynote address at the virtual fall Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium meeting. Continue Reading »

October 19, 2020|News|
NASA Seeks Ideas from the Public for Powering Exploration on the Moon

September 25, 2020

NASA’s Watts on the Moon Challenge — the agency’s newest public prize competition — is now open and accepting submissions. NASA invites innovative minds from across the United States to provide ideas for sustainable energy storage, distribution, and management on the lunar surface.

As part of the Artemis program, NASA will send astronauts to new areas of the Moon including the lunar South Pole, and prepare for human exploration of Mars. As noted in the agency’s recent lunar surface report, sustainable missions will require an unprecedented capacity for power. Astronauts will need a continuous supply of power from multiple sources to live and work on the Moon for long periods. A flexible and robust system for surface power is key to safe and robust lunar exploration.

“Operating throughout the lunar night creates some of the most demanding energy storage and thermal management challenges in our exploration of the solar system,” said Walt Engelund, the deputy associate administrator for programs within NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. “We are calling on the public for their fresh ideas to help us innovate power solutions for the Moon.”  Continue Reading »

October 13, 2020|News|

Policy

Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio

Citation:  Ahmed, Ali H.; Thomas, Andrew R.; and Henning, Mark, “Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio” (2018). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1559.

Increasing the resiliency of the electrical utility system in a region has numerous benefits to the residents, companies, and public entities operating in that region ranging from improved safety to financial impacts. However, attracting political interest and capital for such a major infrastructure improvement project requires an expectation from the potential participants that the project will be technically possible and economically attractive for investors. Performing a feasibility study is an important first step to ensure that a project is worthy of pursuit from both a technical and economic viewpoint. Read More »

October 27, 2020|Policy|
Valuing Resiliency from Microgrids: How End Users Can Estimate the Marginal Value of Resilient Power

Citation:  Thomas, Andrew R. and Henning, Mark, “Valuing Resiliency from Microgrids: How End Users Can Estimate the Marginal Value of Resilient Power” (2017). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1516.

This report is part of a general microgrid planning evaluation for Cleveland, Ohio undertaken by Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University, underwritten by the Cleveland Foundation. The evaluation has been undertaken in collaboration with Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland. This report focuses on one of the more important questions posed in building a microgrid: what is the marginal value of reliable power to end users? Read More »

October 27, 2020|Policy|
The Economic and Fiscal Impact of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio

Citation:  Thomas, Andrew R.; Henning, Mark; Date, Kirby; and Simons, Robert A., “The Economic and Fiscal Impact of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio” (2018). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1560.

This report relates the results of an investigation into market conditions for a proposed microgrid in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, as well the potential for additional jobs, income, and tax revenues that might accompany such an enterprise. Power interruptions have been estimated to cost commercial and industrial customers more than $100 billion each year in the United States.1 Because microgrids can reduce or eliminate power disruptions, the proposed microgrid could position Cleveland to capture growth among those industries that experience relatively greater losses when power outages occur. This includes momentary interruptions, which account for a “substantial portion”2 of such costs. The improved quality, reliability, resiliency, and security associated with a Cleveland microgrid could offer a locational advantage in attracting companies for which a power interruption is particularly costly. Access to clean, distributed generation is also an attribute that is of significant interest to commercial end users. Read More »

October 27, 2020|Policy|
NOACA Seeks Public Input for Regional Strategic Plan

For over fifty years, the Northeast Ohio Area Coordinating Agency (NOACA) has conducted a five-county regional planning effort on transportation, air and water quality, and other quality of life issues. NOACA is now working on a regional strategic plan that addresses these issues to provide a vision through the year 2050. NOACA has developed a tool, called the Crowd Gauge, which enables for community input to identify policies and priorities and allocating funds among possible projects. To learn more and to participate, visit https://www.eneo2050.com/crowdgauge and select “Enter Crowd Gauge.”

October 13, 2020|Policy|
Cuyahoga County Five-Year Economic Development Plan 2018-2022 (June 2018)

Armond Budish, County Executive, Cuyahoga County Economic Development Commission, Department of Development, Cuyahoga County Council

The 2018 Economic Development Plan, as proffered by the Cuyahoga County Economic Development Commission, reflects Cuyahoga County’s desire to collaborate and align with the region’s economic development stakeholders and partners to create and sustain economic and population growth and job creation.  View Report »

October 13, 2020|Policy|

Events

Partner Event

Friday, November 13, 2020 | 9:30am – 3:30pm | Register Now!

UH Ventures and NASA Glenn Research Center invite you to the next installment of the Health Voyagers Series, New Frontiers: Innovating for Systemness and Well-being.

ABOUT THE EVENT:

NASA ventures fearlessly into the unknown. A national beacon of innovation, the agency is no stranger to setting bold objectives, pursuing daunting missions, and innovating rapidly. University Hospitals has overcome formidable challenges over its 150+ year history in response to the needs of our community. UH is in a state of transformation once again, with COVID-19 as the catalyst for our own venture into the unknown. UH is re-envisioning healthcare, starting with purposefully designing our own organization as a fully connected, adaptive system. By achieving systemness and embracing unchartered territories, UH will serve as a guardian of well-being of Northeast Ohio.

What can we learn from NASA to ensure that UH and our peers across the nation continue to pursue this role? What will it take for healthcare to fully accept the torch of innovation in America, as NASA did in the 20th century?

Join us Friday, November 13th for an illuminating discussion between UH and NASA. We are exploring the unlikely parallels between space exploration and the next era of healthcare. The day will feature a variety of panels, and keynote addresses featuring NASA executives, scientists, and astronauts, as well as UH leaders, researchers, and clinicians. Topics include Next Generation Mission Control, Remote Monitoring, Astronautics and Athletics, and many more.

We will be adding more information to this page shortly, including: speaker bios, agenda, panel topics and more!

REGISTER

October 29, 2020|Events|

Partner Event

Global Aerospace Webinar

Join the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) for expert insights on the current state of the global aerospace market and what to expect moving forward. OAI will host this digital event with the support of the Northeast Ohio District Export Council and the International Trade Administration.
Log in information for event registrants to follow.

About this Event

On November 4, hear from experts at the International Trade Administration as well as aerospace specialists from six U.S. Embassies. This virtual event offers information for aerospace companies looking for new global aerospace business opportunities.

November 4 & 5:  Register today for an opportunity for business to government meetings by appointment. To schedule meetings with aerospace specialists from the U.S. Embassies, visit: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/ifp-reg/182

November 4 Virtual Event:
9:30-9:45 a.m.: Ohio Aerospace Institute President and CEO John M. Sankovic will discuss the Ohio Aerospace Outlook
9:45-10 a.m.: Peter Lengyel, President & CEO Safran USA will moderate the Embassy panel at 11:30 a.m., and provide an update on the aerospace market from a tier-1 perspective.
10-10:15 a.m. Write State Applied Research Corp (WSARC) CEO & President Dennis Andersh will provide an update on the revolution coming for Aerospace & Space and how companies can assist and position themselves for the future.
10:15-10:45 a.m.: The International Trade Administration’s Kim Wells will discuss the current global market trends impacting the aerospace, defense and commercial space sectors. This information will help Ohio companies identify potential obstacles and opportunities, in order to navigate the current uncertain environment.
10:45 -10:50 a.m. Five minute break
10:50 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.: U.S. Embassy Aerospace Specialists along with aerospace experts from the UK, France, Canada, Denmark and Brazil will provide updates on their respective countries.
11:30 – Noon: Question and Answer Panel moderated by Peter Lengyel

Contact Kim Holizna, Director of Global Engagement & Membership with event questions kimholizna@oai.org

REGISTER

October 2, 2020|Events|

Partner Event


Advocacy with Impact

A webinar for nonprofits on advocating effectively for your organization and cause

FRI., OCT. 16, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

REGISTER

Join G2G for a webinar designed for nonprofits to share insights and tips on how to effectively advocate for your organization and cause before Congress, the Statehouse and even local government. Advocacy with impact is key for nonprofits to educate on critical issues, raise your visibility, develop strong relationships, influence policies and decision-making, and increase funding for programs and your organization!

Topics covered:

  • Government basics
  • How the system works
  • Key targets and resources
  • Government grants
  • Federal relief funding for nonprofits
  • Upcoming Ohio State budget
  • Elections
  • Advocacy tips
  • Key takeaways

For questions, please contact Becky Watts at bwatts@g2gconsulting.com or Andrea Harless at aharless@g2gconsulting.com.

October 1, 2020|Events|

News

Berea Offers Grants to Small Businesses

The City of Berea will again award $2,000 grants to area small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City gave $2,000 grants to 55 Berea businesses in May, using funds leftover from another business grant program plus funds contributed by City Council from its budget. This time, federal CARES money will fund the grants.

Mayor Cyril Kleem emphasized that the Emergency Relief Grant Program could be used for rent, mortgage payments, utilities, payroll, and other related business expenses.

Berea-based retail, personal service and food businesses are eligible to apply. Nonprofits, offices, and contractors are not eligible. The City will only be accepting applications submitted online at http://bit.ly/bereacovidgrant and applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

October 29, 2020|News|
NASA Announces Partners to Advance ‘Tipping Point’ Technologies for the Moon, Mars

October 14, 2020

NASA has selected 14 American companies, including several small businesses, as partners to develop a range of technologies that will help forge a path to sustainable Artemis operations on the Moon by the end of the decade.

U.S. industry submitted the proposals to NASA’s fifth competitive Tipping Point solicitation, and the selections have an expected combined award value of more than $370 million. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate will negotiate with the companies to issue milestone-based firm fixed-price contracts lasting for up to five years.

“NASA’s significant investment in innovative technology demonstrations, led by small and large U.S. businesses across nine states, will expand what is possible in space and on the lunar surface,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “Together, NASA and industry are building up an array of mission-ready capabilities to support a sustainable presence on the Moon and future human missions to Mars.”

Bridenstine announced the selections Oct. 14 during a keynote address at the virtual fall Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium meeting. Continue Reading »

October 19, 2020|News|
NASA Seeks Ideas from the Public for Powering Exploration on the Moon

September 25, 2020

NASA’s Watts on the Moon Challenge — the agency’s newest public prize competition — is now open and accepting submissions. NASA invites innovative minds from across the United States to provide ideas for sustainable energy storage, distribution, and management on the lunar surface.

As part of the Artemis program, NASA will send astronauts to new areas of the Moon including the lunar South Pole, and prepare for human exploration of Mars. As noted in the agency’s recent lunar surface report, sustainable missions will require an unprecedented capacity for power. Astronauts will need a continuous supply of power from multiple sources to live and work on the Moon for long periods. A flexible and robust system for surface power is key to safe and robust lunar exploration.

“Operating throughout the lunar night creates some of the most demanding energy storage and thermal management challenges in our exploration of the solar system,” said Walt Engelund, the deputy associate administrator for programs within NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. “We are calling on the public for their fresh ideas to help us innovate power solutions for the Moon.”  Continue Reading »

October 13, 2020|News|

Events

Partner Event

Friday, November 13, 2020 | 9:30am – 3:30pm | Register Now!

UH Ventures and NASA Glenn Research Center invite you to the next installment of the Health Voyagers Series, New Frontiers: Innovating for Systemness and Well-being.

ABOUT THE EVENT:

NASA ventures fearlessly into the unknown. A national beacon of innovation, the agency is no stranger to setting bold objectives, pursuing daunting missions, and innovating rapidly. University Hospitals has overcome formidable challenges over its 150+ year history in response to the needs of our community. UH is in a state of transformation once again, with COVID-19 as the catalyst for our own venture into the unknown. UH is re-envisioning healthcare, starting with purposefully designing our own organization as a fully connected, adaptive system. By achieving systemness and embracing unchartered territories, UH will serve as a guardian of well-being of Northeast Ohio.

What can we learn from NASA to ensure that UH and our peers across the nation continue to pursue this role? What will it take for healthcare to fully accept the torch of innovation in America, as NASA did in the 20th century?

Join us Friday, November 13th for an illuminating discussion between UH and NASA. We are exploring the unlikely parallels between space exploration and the next era of healthcare. The day will feature a variety of panels, and keynote addresses featuring NASA executives, scientists, and astronauts, as well as UH leaders, researchers, and clinicians. Topics include Next Generation Mission Control, Remote Monitoring, Astronautics and Athletics, and many more.

We will be adding more information to this page shortly, including: speaker bios, agenda, panel topics and more!

REGISTER

October 29, 2020|Events|

Partner Event

Global Aerospace Webinar

Join the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) for expert insights on the current state of the global aerospace market and what to expect moving forward. OAI will host this digital event with the support of the Northeast Ohio District Export Council and the International Trade Administration.
Log in information for event registrants to follow.

About this Event

On November 4, hear from experts at the International Trade Administration as well as aerospace specialists from six U.S. Embassies. This virtual event offers information for aerospace companies looking for new global aerospace business opportunities.

November 4 & 5:  Register today for an opportunity for business to government meetings by appointment. To schedule meetings with aerospace specialists from the U.S. Embassies, visit: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/ifp-reg/182

November 4 Virtual Event:
9:30-9:45 a.m.: Ohio Aerospace Institute President and CEO John M. Sankovic will discuss the Ohio Aerospace Outlook
9:45-10 a.m.: Peter Lengyel, President & CEO Safran USA will moderate the Embassy panel at 11:30 a.m., and provide an update on the aerospace market from a tier-1 perspective.
10-10:15 a.m. Write State Applied Research Corp (WSARC) CEO & President Dennis Andersh will provide an update on the revolution coming for Aerospace & Space and how companies can assist and position themselves for the future.
10:15-10:45 a.m.: The International Trade Administration’s Kim Wells will discuss the current global market trends impacting the aerospace, defense and commercial space sectors. This information will help Ohio companies identify potential obstacles and opportunities, in order to navigate the current uncertain environment.
10:45 -10:50 a.m. Five minute break
10:50 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.: U.S. Embassy Aerospace Specialists along with aerospace experts from the UK, France, Canada, Denmark and Brazil will provide updates on their respective countries.
11:30 – Noon: Question and Answer Panel moderated by Peter Lengyel

Contact Kim Holizna, Director of Global Engagement & Membership with event questions kimholizna@oai.org

REGISTER

October 2, 2020|Events|

Partner Event


Advocacy with Impact

A webinar for nonprofits on advocating effectively for your organization and cause

FRI., OCT. 16, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

REGISTER

Join G2G for a webinar designed for nonprofits to share insights and tips on how to effectively advocate for your organization and cause before Congress, the Statehouse and even local government. Advocacy with impact is key for nonprofits to educate on critical issues, raise your visibility, develop strong relationships, influence policies and decision-making, and increase funding for programs and your organization!

Topics covered:

  • Government basics
  • How the system works
  • Key targets and resources
  • Government grants
  • Federal relief funding for nonprofits
  • Upcoming Ohio State budget
  • Elections
  • Advocacy tips
  • Key takeaways

For questions, please contact Becky Watts at bwatts@g2gconsulting.com or Andrea Harless at aharless@g2gconsulting.com.

October 1, 2020|Events|

Policy

Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio

Citation:  Ahmed, Ali H.; Thomas, Andrew R.; and Henning, Mark, “Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio” (2018). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1559.

Increasing the resiliency of the electrical utility system in a region has numerous benefits to the residents, companies, and public entities operating in that region ranging from improved safety to financial impacts. However, attracting political interest and capital for such a major infrastructure improvement project requires an expectation from the potential participants that the project will be technically possible and economically attractive for investors. Performing a feasibility study is an important first step to ensure that a project is worthy of pursuit from both a technical and economic viewpoint. Read More »

October 27, 2020|Policy|
Valuing Resiliency from Microgrids: How End Users Can Estimate the Marginal Value of Resilient Power

Citation:  Thomas, Andrew R. and Henning, Mark, “Valuing Resiliency from Microgrids: How End Users Can Estimate the Marginal Value of Resilient Power” (2017). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1516.

This report is part of a general microgrid planning evaluation for Cleveland, Ohio undertaken by Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University, underwritten by the Cleveland Foundation. The evaluation has been undertaken in collaboration with Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland. This report focuses on one of the more important questions posed in building a microgrid: what is the marginal value of reliable power to end users? Read More »

October 27, 2020|Policy|
The Economic and Fiscal Impact of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio

Citation:  Thomas, Andrew R.; Henning, Mark; Date, Kirby; and Simons, Robert A., “The Economic and Fiscal Impact of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio” (2018). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1560.

This report relates the results of an investigation into market conditions for a proposed microgrid in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, as well the potential for additional jobs, income, and tax revenues that might accompany such an enterprise. Power interruptions have been estimated to cost commercial and industrial customers more than $100 billion each year in the United States.1 Because microgrids can reduce or eliminate power disruptions, the proposed microgrid could position Cleveland to capture growth among those industries that experience relatively greater losses when power outages occur. This includes momentary interruptions, which account for a “substantial portion”2 of such costs. The improved quality, reliability, resiliency, and security associated with a Cleveland microgrid could offer a locational advantage in attracting companies for which a power interruption is particularly costly. Access to clean, distributed generation is also an attribute that is of significant interest to commercial end users. Read More »

October 27, 2020|Policy|
NOACA Seeks Public Input for Regional Strategic Plan

For over fifty years, the Northeast Ohio Area Coordinating Agency (NOACA) has conducted a five-county regional planning effort on transportation, air and water quality, and other quality of life issues. NOACA is now working on a regional strategic plan that addresses these issues to provide a vision through the year 2050. NOACA has developed a tool, called the Crowd Gauge, which enables for community input to identify policies and priorities and allocating funds among possible projects. To learn more and to participate, visit https://www.eneo2050.com/crowdgauge and select “Enter Crowd Gauge.”

October 13, 2020|Policy|
Cuyahoga County Five-Year Economic Development Plan 2018-2022 (June 2018)

Armond Budish, County Executive, Cuyahoga County Economic Development Commission, Department of Development, Cuyahoga County Council

The 2018 Economic Development Plan, as proffered by the Cuyahoga County Economic Development Commission, reflects Cuyahoga County’s desire to collaborate and align with the region’s economic development stakeholders and partners to create and sustain economic and population growth and job creation.  View Report »

October 13, 2020|Policy|
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