TALENT IS ATTRACTED TO INNOVATION.
COMPANIES ARE ATTRACTED TO LOCATIONS THAT HAVE THAT TALENT.
Welcome to the
CINCINNATI INNOVATION DISTRICT™
The Cincinnati Innovation District anchored by the University of Cincinnati was formally named on March 6, 2020.
Pictured left to right: Mayor John Cranley; Michael Fisher, CEO, Cincinnati Children’s; Neville Pinto, President, UC; David J. Adams, Chief Innovation Officer, UC; Governor Mike DeWine; J.P. Nauseef, CEO, JobsOhio; Lt. Governor Jon Husted
Determined in their resolve to make Ohio the most innovative state in the Midwest, Governor Mike DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted, along with JobsOhio, formally announced the Cincinnati Innovation District and the infusion of capital to accelerate the number of STEM graduates by 15,000 and research by more than $2B. Together, we will solve the talent crisis and be a beacon for the world.
CINCINNATI INNOVATION DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD
Governor Mike DeWine asked Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted to serve as the Chairman of the Cincinnati Innovation District Advisory Council. This council will elevate the Cincinnati Innovation District to be a globally recognized talent destination. The Lt. Governor has charged the University of Cincinnati to drive the Cincinnati Innovation District and further develop the innovation ecosystem.
JON HUSTED LT. GOVERNOR
NEVILLE PINTO UC PRESIDENT
A unique and thriving ecosystem, The Cincinnati Innovation District is anchored by the University of Cincinnati, a Carnegie Level 1 research institution, and Cincinnati Children’s hospital, a nationally ranked pediatric and research institution – combined they produce in excess of $450M per year in research. The University of Cincinnati is 46,000 students strong across many disciplines and is focused on solving societies problems. With the acceleration of STEM graduates and research talent, the Cincinnati Innovation District is positioned to attract talent and the organizations that seek that talent.
ABOUT THE 1819 INNOVATION HUB
The 1819 Innovation Hub is the nerve center for the burgeoning Cincinnati Innovation District. It is also home to industry partners (Fortune 500, mid-sized and start-ups) who co-located for proximity to the university, its talent output and collaboration with one another.
Our efforts to launch the Cincinnati Innovation District have been accelerated due to our partnerships. We are fortunate to have Fortune 500, small to mid -size and start-up companies serve as the district’s foundation and enable us to create the ideal place to facilitate creative collisions. In addition to corporate innovation centers, our Venture Lab has increased university startups by 1000%, while our MakerSpace is home to over 2400 entrepreneurs and inventors.
We are driven by a singular mission: to solve the talent crisis. The Cincinnati Innovation District is a burgeoning ecosystem of thinkers, researchers, students and industry that is developing the next great idea and solving real-world challenges. The most pressing challenge we universally face — gaining access to talent. Anchored by the University of Cincinnati and the promise of 15,000 new STEM graduates, the Cincinnati Innovation District will ensure industry is afforded access to that talent and provided solutions more quickly and completely than ever before.