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The Akron BioMedical Corridor is a growing hub within the Akron
area that is frequently visited by businesses, foreign country
economic consuls, nonprofit organizations, research institutions
and many other groups. Below, you will get a glimpse into the many
happenings within the Corridor.
Dr. Zev Gurion
Executive Director, Akron BioMedical Corridor
166 South High Street, Suite 202
Akron, OH 44308
To find out more, contact us now or call us directly at 330.375.2471.
- Jeff Reedy
CEO and President, 7signal Solutions, Inc.
- Mateja Dermastia
CEO, CE PoliMaT, Slovenia
Akron BioInvestments Funds is accepting
applications for 2014. Click here to submit your
Preparations are underway for representatives from the Akron
BioMedical Corridor to exhibit at the 2013 MEDICA Trade Fair in
Germany from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23. They will be scheduling
appointments throughout all three days of the show to meet with
companies that are interested in the Akron area. Companies wishing
to meet prior to the show can schedule appointments for Nov. 19.
Please contact us at AkronEdv@AkronOhio.gov to
schedule a meeting and to learn more about how Akron USA can help
Representatives from Akron spent a week as exhibitors at the K
2013 Trade Fair in Germany, where they met with various
international companies and business leaders. One of the companies
with whom they met during the show has already visited Akron to
learn more about the resources available in the Greater Akron area.
The International Economic Development Council awarded the 2013
Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award to the Akron
BioMedical Corridor for its website. This particular award is
presented for a special purpose website and was given to city
officials at a special ceremony in early October. The website was
designed by local Akron agency, WhiteSpace
Representatives of Akron attended the Tekes Functional Seminar
in Finland, where they contributed to the event and sparked
interest in the partnership building between the U.S. and
Yang Yun, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the
Univeristy of Akron, took on the role of keynote speaker at the
Tekes Functional Materials seminar, and Bob Anthony of the Akron
BioMedical Corridor led a roundtable discussion for the BioFinland
Technology Bridge Steering Committee. Read More...
The West Nordic Venture Capital Forum organizes the
Connect2Capital conference, where international leaders from around
the world interact with top technology companies from Denmark,
Sweden and Norway. Warren Goldenberg, CEO of Fluence Therapeutics
in Akron, attended the event with Bob Anthony of the Akron
BioMedical Corridor, where they met leading investors from the
Nordic area and shared knowledge with emerging technology
Nevromatrix in Akron recently received notice in hiVelocity, a
weekly online publication about Ohio's changing economy. The
article looked at neurostimulation in the entire state and the
international ties to the industry that can be found in Akron.
Nevromatrix is an Israeli company that came out of the Targetech
incubator in which the City and local entities invested in 2006.
This is the first company to establish operations in Akron as a
result of this investment. Read
For the first time ever, reprentatives attended the FIME show in
Miami. This medical device show focuses on South American and Latin
American audiences, but other exhibitors included representatives
from China, Korea and various European countries.
Representatives from the Akron BioMedical Corridor shared their
thoughts during a panel discussion at the Inovita Life
Sciences Driven Regional Development Workshop in Istanbul.
The focus of the discussion was collaboration between government
institutions and private businesses to create health care clusters.
Other panel members included those from Israel, Turkey and the
Akron recently hosted visitors from an international company
that produces innovative, interactive software to help those with
learning disabilities. The purpose of the visit was to complete a
market analysis of the area and investigate opportunities for
future collaboration with Akron-based companies and
Akron recently hosted Harry Jiang, the new president of FMI
Medical Systems, Inc. of Akron and Donald Tang, managing partner
for Creation Investment of Shanghai.
Pictured from left to right: Harry Jiang of FMI Medical Systems,
Inc.; Bob Bowman, deputy mayor of economic development; Donald Tang
of Creation Investment of Shanghai; Sam DeShazior, deputy planning
The Akron BioMedical Corridor exhibited again this year at the
Israel BioMed 2013 in Tel Aviv, where
representatives met with international business leaders to discuss
the why Akron is an ideal location for reaching the North American
market. Read More...
Representatives also attended the Biomedica Summit
2013 in Aachen, Germany. Contact us to learn about the Akron
Bruno Jelencic from Metrel, a Slovenian manufacturer of
electrical measurement and test instruments, visits Akron to learn
more about the infrastructure of Ohio's most important sectors of
The Akron BioMedical Corridor was awarded a grant by the Knight
The Akron BioMedical Corridor has engaged Battelle
Technology Partnership Practice to conduct a Bioscience
Strategic Assessment and Plan for the Akron BioMedical Corridor and
the Greater Akron region.
Hosted in Akron for the first time, the Manufacturing Mart
attracted 45 exhibitors. Tom Guevarra, Deputy
Assistant Secretary Economic Development Administration, opened the
Ohio Manufacturing Mart Trade Fair. Read
The City of Akron and the Greater Akron Chamber hosted a
delegation from Lithuania in town to sign a business development
agreement between the Akron Global Business Accelerator and Kaunas
University of Technology. Read More...
Akron curretnly ranks as number 27 on the list
and tops all cities in Ohio.
Last year, 105 tech-based companies in Greater Cleveland raised
$201 million from venture capitalists and angel investors,
according to the region's Venture Capital Advisory Task Force. This
activity represents a 34 percent increase over the amount raised by
companies in 2011. Investors from all across the nation continue to
discover the region's investment opportunities, with 28
out-of-state funds making first-time investments in Northeast Ohio