Halo Health acquired

Halo Health, which was founded in 2014 by two Cincinnati oncologists, will join symplr, a provider of enterprise health care solutions. The acquisition was backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and Charlesbank Capital Partners. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

GE Aviation invests in emissions tech 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and GE Aviation will invest nearly $55 million over the next five years to advance work to develop noise and emissions-reducing technologies for aircraft engines. The funding is part of the FAA’s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) program.

Reaching new heights with student aviation program

Cincinnati State is partnering with Kenton County Schools in a new aviation program. The goal is to teach students about airplane mechanics and how to fly unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. The students will be certified drone operators at the end of the year as part of the 30-credit, two-year program.

Improving outcomes for foster children

Today, nearly half a million children in the U.S. are in protective custody (that is, foster care) and at higher risk for medical, dental, developmental, behavioral and mental health concerns. IDENTITY is a technology developed by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to advance communication between caseworker and health care workers in order to improve outcomes for the children.

AKRU raises $2M

Milwaukee Venture Partners Inc. has invested in AKRU, a Cincinnati-based blockchain real estate investing platform. AKRU raised a total of $2 million in the round, which also included investment from Draper Goren Holm, a global blockchain venture capital studio and fund based in Santa Monica, California, and Vienna, Austria.