At-home COVID-19 test

Kroger Health, in collaboration with healthcare tech company Gauss, is launching the first smartphone-enabled at-home COVID rapid antigen test kit available nationwide. 

Cybersecurity scholarship

The University of Cincinnati is establishing a CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program with a $4 million award from the National Science Foundation. It is a full scholarship and living stipend program that supports students for up to three years while they complete their degree in cybersecurity.

Miami U starts incubator

Miami University and the city of Oxford are revitalizing a vacant building located in the College Avenue and Elm Street area as an incubator for start-ups, workforce development, innovation, manufacturing, and more. They’ll start with $1 million from Ohio’s 2021-2022 state capital budget. 


Searen, member of the HCDC Business Center, has achieved Solar Impulse Accreditation. Solar Impulse, an international advocacy, labeling, and accreditation organization that identifies sustainable, world-changing solutions, accredited Searan’s sustainable aquaculture solution.