Cincinnati Innovation District covered in Forbes

Innovation districts provide a great way to attract entrepreneurs, startups and business incubators. This article in Forbes, which talks about how they are now popping up in cities outside of Silicon Valley, cites the Cincinnati Innovation District (CID) as one enclave that is making good progress.

CVG robots deliver food and beverages

In another sign of its commitment to innovation, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is now offering autonomous delivery robots that bring food and beverages directly to passengers at their location in Concourse B. The first contactless delivery mechanism in the industry lets customers receive a unique QR code, which can then be scanned by the robot’s top camera to open the secure compartment and retrieve their items.

Cardiology meets virtual reality

Dr. Ryan Moore is a pediatric cardiologist at Cincinnati Children’s who also has a background in digital arts. He and his team have created advanced virtual reality technology that, just before Christmas, helped them heal a 12-year-old boy whose heart would not pump blood properly.

Cincy retailer markets with TikTok and NFTs

With an intern’s help, a downtown Cincy retailer of men’s suits amassed 4 million followers on TikTok. The Hellman Retail Group will be embracing tech even more by launching, in early 2022, its own line of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with a roadmap that will see it product its own cryptocurrency and integrate with the blossoming metaverse.