“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.“ — Theodore Levitt, economist
March 8, 2021
Automation tech patents
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Cincy’s Ensemble Health Partners two patents for its innovative automation technology. The tech drives efficiency, productivity and results for health care providers.
AFVentures program participants selected
Refinery Ventures—along with a16z, Lux Capital, Anduril, General Catalyst, and NEA–—has announced their selection for the United States Air Force Ventures (AFVentures) program. This will be a six-week-long immersive upskilling fellowship in which two future senior military leaders will collaborate with Refinery Ventures on its portfolio and help bridge the divide between commercial industry and the U.S. Government.
Clarigent Health: a tool for ID'ing patients at risk of suicide
Health tech startup Clarigent Health, which has been developing an app-based tool that can help clinicians identify patients at risk of suicide, has received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Health to help it eliminate AI bias on its platforms. You can read more about Clarigent Health in our interview with their CEO Don Wright.
Good news for transplant patients
A new study led by the University of Cincinnati indicates that long-term use of immunosuppressive medication used by kidney transplant patients may not be necessary, at least in the low-to-moderate risk category.
Kroger invests in startups
Kroger Co., through its Zero Hunger/Zero Waste Foundation, plans to invest $2.5 million in collective grants to startups that support new ways to manufacture, process or distribute upcycled consumer food products.
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You can't just say, "Because I said so"
You won't be able to get your team behind data transformation by simply saying "because I said so." You need to say BECAUSE (and how) it will improve your company and customer satisfaction. That data may also point to money lying on the ground for you to pick up. John Clark and Jeremy Willes from Advanced Business Solutions join our host Ben Reno-Weber to explain and provide insight into leveraging data.
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Top national & regional experts will highlight the possibilities of AI and data automation across a variety of sectors and functional areas on April 7 & 8 during the virtual FUTURE OF WORK SUMMIT: Accelerating AI and Data Automation. Details coming soon.
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