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Ohio Third Frontier Approves $15.8 Million for 11 Northeast Ohio Tech Companies

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  • Since June 2010, our cluster members have added over 800 jobs to the region. Learn More »


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

  • Northeast Ohio's expertise in water remediation and control continues to spur new technologies, businesses and jobs. 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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  • Clusters give companies greater ease of access to pools of skilled employees, specialized infrastructure, technological knowledge, investment capital and funding opportunities. Learn More »

  • 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 »
  • RES Polyflow's technology produces high-quality crude oil from end-of-life plastic and rubber waste. 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 »

  • Since June 2010, our advanced energy cluster members have grown by more than 600 jobs. Learn More »

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

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

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

  • Clusters engage and stabilize diverse communities by re-purposing idle assets and human capital.
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  • 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 develop regional business opportunities that are less susceptible to off-shoring. Learn More »

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

  • We serve four distinct audiences: small and medium businesses; large anchor customers; colleges and universities; and government agencies.
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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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

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

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

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

  • 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 »