Strategic interventions are specific actions that can be taken to accelerate the growth of regional innovation clusters. These interventions drive cluster growth by (a) integrating the regional value chain, (b) accelerating commercialization projects, and (c) connecting the regional talent network.
Integrating the regional value chain – NorTech's industry experts work one-on-one with cluster members to identify and facilitate high-potential seeker-solver collaborations within and to the cluster value chain.
Accelerating the commercialization pipeline – NorTech helps cluster members reduce their time to market for high-potential commercialization projects. Speed-to-market services include:
- Value Proposition Training and Assistance
- Market Research Training and Assistance
- Voice-of-the-Customer Training and Assistance
- Anchor Customer Engagement Training and Assistance
- Prototype Design and Manufacturing Sourcing
- Non-Dilutive Capital Sourcing
- Government Engagement
Connecting the regional talent network – NorTech works with Northeast Ohio's talent network to connect cluster members to specialized talent, training programs and internship subsidies. The regional talent network consists of academic institutions, workforce development and placement organizations and regional representatives of pertinent government agencies.