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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

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My Soapbox: Chris Bergman, Choremonster

OTR-based startup Choremonster is riding a huge wave of momentum following a four-month stint in the Disney Accelerator. We recently caught up with CEO Chris Bergman.

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Four Cincinnati startups that could change the world

These four Cincinnati startups are making moves to improve both the local economy and quality of life. If they succeed, humanity will be all the better.

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Man on fire: Xavier innovation center head taps into region's creative mindset

After a 20-year career of connecting with creatives at organizations such as The Walt Disney Company, Shawn Nason is finding his motto of "Innovation isn't work, it's a lifestyle" seamlessly carrying over into academia.

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Group celebrates 50 years of saving buildings and improving neighborhoods

In a culture obsessed with the newest, biggest and brightest things, some of our most valuable assets can be neglected to the point where their very presence becomes a blight to the community. The Cincinnati Preservation Association is our city’s local preservation hero, stepping in to speak for historic buildings, artwork, cultural sites and infrastructure that would otherwise be on the slate for demolition.

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My Soapbox: James Fisher, Roadtrippers

Learn how — and why — Roadtrippers got its start in Cincinnati and what’s on the horizon for the Over-the-Rhine-based startup that helps travelers find off-the-beaten path gems.  
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Research + Innovation Videos

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Random Snacks of Kindness

Every summer, ArtWorks Cincinnati unleases a fleet of young art apprentices into the city—they build murals, create theater scenery and spread public art across the region. This year's projects include Random Snacks of Kindness, a new kind of entrepreneurial training program that quite literally feeds the work of non-profits. Video courtesy Golden Hour Moving Pictures.
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