Water purifier tech

Cincy’s GoSun has been named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), for its GoSun Flow water purifier. The tech pumps over 100 gallons of water on a single charge, then it is recharged or powered with the sun.

New grant program for startups

Cincinnati’s tech scene is getting a boost. Main Street Ventures is launching a new grant program that will boost the region’s early-stage startups and entrepreneurs. Grants up to $10,000 are available. Apply here.

1819 Innovation Hub grows

UC is investing $5M to prepare more innovation space for the 1819 Innovation Hub, which is nearly full. The 21,000-square-foot building they have leased (with an option to buy) will be used for companies that want to partner with UC and access talent and innovation connections in the Cincinnati Innovation District.

QR codes in high school

La Salle High School is using technology to keep its sports teams safe during the COVID pandemic. The school has replaced its time-consuming method for checking in student-athletes with QR codes. Athletes can now use QR codes to complete a survey and ensure manual temperature check from a QR code taped to the wall.