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Research + Innovation

University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are two of the nation's leading institutions for research into the life sciences, as their physicians and researchers seek new, promising ways to diagnose and treat cancer, stroke and heart disease, as well as break new ground in the understanding of more exotic diseases. Entrepreneurs are pushing the medical boundaries at BIOSTART, a life sciences startup center that has helped 
clients generate $180 million in grant, research contract and equity investments.

Research + Innovation Features

Sam Hatcher

Water World: Sam Hatchett's software breakthrough impacts Cincinnati, Flint and beyond

Local environmental engineer's new technology helps water utilities understand what's really happening in their miles of underground pipes, not a far leap from his "maker" childhood experiences.


Bunbury uses new technology to speed up entry process and on-site purchases

The Bunbury Music Festival returns to downtown Cincinnati June 3-5 as a ticketless and cashless festival thanks to new wristband technology that will speed up entry lines and improve on-site purchasing experiences.


SVP Fast Pitch finalists share innovative solutions for a better Cincinnati

Social Venture Partners Cincinnati hosted its third annual Fast Pitch competition last week, when eight nonprofits shared their stories in front of judges and a sold-out crowd eager to hear about new social innovations.


Interact for Health's Ann Barnum forges coalitions to address heroin addiction

The plague of heroin and opiate abuse in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky causes many to throw up their hands in dismay, but not Ann Barnum, whose work at Interact for Health focuses on collaboration to fight back.

ann Senefeld

Why Ann Senefeld digs Cincinnati's history, and why you should too

What started with Ann Senefeld's childhood home in Colerain Township has grown into a passion to uncover the hidden stories buried in Cincinnati's historic buildings.
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Research + Innovation Videos

Startup Weekend trailer

Startup Weekend: A trailer

Soapbox has a preview story this week of Startup Weekend Women's Edition May 29-31, organized by the all-volunteer UP Cincinnati team. Here's a Startup Weekend video trailer produced by the UP Global network.  


People's Liberty

The application deadline for People's Liberty's two $100,000 Haile Fellowships is next week. Learn more about these innovative grants.


Heartbeat music therapy helps parents cope with loss of kids

Cincinnati Children's Hospital's Brian Schreck records heartbeats of criticlly ill patients and incorporates them into songs to help families cope with the loss of their child.


Newport Aquarium's Sweet Pea delivers a shark ray pup

In an historic biological achievement, Newport Aquarium announced Wednesday that Sweet Pea, the first documented shark ray to breed in a controlled environment, gave birth to seven pups.


Preview: Lumenocity

This weekend, something magical happens at Music Hall to celebrate the arrival of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra music director Louis Langree. It's a free concert in Washington Park. Plus a whole lot more. Take a peek. Video courtesy Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
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