Initiatives Akron USA Akron USA is a marketing initiative of The City of Akron. Greater Akron Investment Partners (GAIP) Greater Akron Investment Partners LLC (GAIP) is a holding company formed by private sector investments in association with city and county government. The City of Akron is a major investor in GAIP, and this project is the first partnership of its kind between an Israeli incubator and a U.S. city. The Targetech Innovation Center leverages significant investments by the Israeli government and specializes in taking emerging innovative ideas in biotech, electronics, Internet technology, manufacturing systems and materials engineering and advancing them to the stage of prototyping and initial market entry. Technology Bridges A technology bridge is a two-way informational networking infrastructure with "feet on the ground" on both sides of the bridge that will facilitate cooperation and business development and reduce risks inherent for early-middle stage companies that are ready to expand globally. Akron BioInvestments Fund IICommunity-based impact investing to commercialize technology based companies. The Akron BioInvestments Funds, LLC was created by the City of Akron in support of the Akron Biomedical Corridor, the Akron Technology Bridge Initiatives, the Akron Global Water Alliance and the Akron Global Business Accelerator. The Fund was created to address a growing market need for an independent, nimble fund that responds to company needs in a timely and practical way. The purpose of the Fund is to provide the necessary private equity to support and invest in the creation, attraction, development and retention of innovative, high-technology based, high growth biomedical and related companies in Akron or companies relocating to Akron. Ohio BioMaterials Commercialization Hub Ohio's Hubs of Innovation and Opportunity are supported by the Ohio Department of Development and work to leverage a region's resources and investments to attract clusters of connected businesses, encourage new investments and an influx of talented workers, and help to create new opportunities to grow jobs and develop Ohio's key industries.