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NorTech has joined forces with Team NEO to drive a new Regional Economic Competitiveness Strategy for Northeast Ohio. The new organization combines NorTech's industry knowledge and focus on innovation with Team NEO's experience in business attraction and regional business development. Learn More

Did You Know?

  • Three sectors in the water technologies cluster have the potential to bring over 3,500 jobs to Northeast Ohio by 2019. Learn More »

  • Our Cluster Model was recognized by the White House, the Brookings Institution, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the State Science Technology Institute and the International Economic Development Council. Learn More »

  • 16 segments in the advanced energy cluster have the potential to bring over 9,500 jobs to Northeast Ohio by 2020. Learn More »

  • quasar energy group's anaerobic digestion facility turns organic waste into electricity and compressed natural gas (CNG). Learn More »

  • Eco-friendly printed batteries; a face shield that turns from light to dark with the push of a button; paint that lights up when electric current runs through it. These are just three examples of ground-breaking products featuring flexible electronics technology from Northeast Ohio. Learn More »
  • Our roadmaps identified $50 billion in market opportunities for Northeast Ohio's advanced energy industry and $42 billion in market opportunities for the region's flexible electronics industry. Learn More »

  • Amplified Wind Solutions cutting-edge technology produces up to six times more electricity than traditional wind turbines. Learn More »

  • EcoSpinners revolutionary e-bike runs on a clean, low cost fuel cell. Learn More »

  • The flexible electronics cluster is rooted in the world-renowned, breakthrough work of Kent State University, The University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University. Learn More »

  • Clusters engage and stabilize diverse communities by re-purposing idle assets and human capital.
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  • Kent-based AlphaMicron has developed the world's only liquid crystal film that provides electronic tint (e-Tint®) on demand. With the push of a button, e-Tint technology gives the operator instantaneous control over the tint of his or her eyewear. Learn More »
  • Design Flux Technologies is developing the world's first Intelligent Energy Exchange – a unified power management system that completely eliminates the need for traditional battery chargers, inverters and management systems. Learn More »

  • What sets us apart from other economic development organizations is the fact that we provide comprehensive, industry-specific services that accelerate the commercialization of new products. Learn More »

  • Clusters are "geographic concentrations of interconnected businesses, suppliers, service providers and associated institutions in a particular sector." Learn More »

  • Five core competencies in the flexible electronics cluster have the potential to bring over 3,000 jobs to Northeast Ohio by 2019. Learn More »

  • Clusters respond to the needs of an entire region and have a powerful impact on multiple companies. Learn More »

  • Vadxx Energy has enlisted the help of fellow advanced energy cluster member Rockwell Automation to grow its business. It recently awarded a $15 million contract to Rockwell to engineer, procure and construct its first plant. Learn More »
  • SportSafe is a new company taking advantage of breakthroughs in flexible electronics in a unique way. The start-up is working with the Cleveland Clinic to develop intelligent mouth guards measuring forces from sports impacts that are transferred to the brain. Learn More »
  • RES Polyflow's technology produces high-quality crude oil from end-of-life plastic and rubber waste. Learn More »

  • Clusters develop regional business opportunities that are less susceptible to off-shoring. Learn More »

  • Northeast Ohio's expertise in water remediation and control continues to spur new technologies, businesses and jobs. Learn More »

  • Our matchmaking event opened the door to potential business with a multi-billion dollar anchor company for three members of the flexible electronics cluster. Learn More »

  • Lake Erie is one of the best examples of ecosystem recovery in the world. Learn More »

  • LorkTech has developed the next generation of electronic shelf labels that have twice the operational lifetime, are powered by fluorescent light and can be updated wirelessly. Learn More »

  • Clusters encourage interactions and synergies among firms that lead to regional growth. Learn More »

  • Clusters give companies greater ease of access to pools of skilled employees, specialized infrastructure, technological knowledge, investment capital and funding opportunities. Learn More »

  • Northeast Ohio is home to more than 500 companies and organizations engaged in the advanced energy industry. Learn More »

  • Clusters enable companies to transact business more efficiently, share technologies more readily, operate more flexibly, start new businesses more easily and implement innovations more rapidly.
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  • Since June 2010, our advanced energy cluster members have grown by more than 600 jobs. Learn More »

  • We serve four distinct audiences: small and medium businesses; large anchor customers; colleges and universities; and government agencies.
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  • Since June 2010, our cluster members have added over 800 jobs to the region. Learn More »


  • We developed and launched the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), in partnership with The Cleveland Foundation, City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties. Learn More »

  • Clusters create new job opportunities and transition from unemployment or underemployment to high-skilled, high-wage jobs. Learn More »

  • Advanced energy, flexible electronics and water technologies have the potential to bring over 15,000 jobs to Northeast Ohio by 2020. Learn More »