Hot Takes: 80 Acres Farms going global, a safe return to the office, a $700K grant for UC, and more

New strategic investor for 80 Acres Farms 80 Acres Farms, a high-tech indoor, pesticide-free farming enterprise has a new strategic investor—Barclays, a British investment bank. 80 Acres calls itself a farm “that doesn’t need sun, soil or favorable weather to do its thing” because it uses a combination of LED Lighting, artificial intelligence and robotics [...]

HOT TAKES: Innovation helping pharmacists, keep the planes on time, and area economic development

Module to enable pharmacists to manage services Cincinnati’s AssureCare, which develops technology solutions to improve patient outcomes and lower costs associated with population health management, has developed its Medication Management Module to help pharmacists manage and bill for services that include comprehensive medication reviews and targeted medication reviews, as well as others identified by AssureCare’s [...]

Using data to improve employee performance and engagement

Talmetrix is a Cincy-based employee research feedback and insights company. Cincinnati Future had the opportunity to speak to its CEO, Chris Powell, and its COO, Jason Ruebel, about the company. What does Talmetrix do? Chris: We help companies capture, aggregate, and transform employee and organizational data into insights and intelligence. This helps to improve retention, [...]

Mining consumer comments to help solve business issues

It’s been just a few months since Cincy entrepreneur Mark Jeffreys sold Mobile Agent Now, a company he founded in 2017, which helps businesses manage their online customer reviews. Now he’s on to the next thing—growing a spinoff called 4Sight, which Jeffreys launched last year. 4Sight mines real-time data from customer reviews, social media, and [...]

Video game marathon to raise money for children’s hospitals

If you have a kid who won’t stop playing video games—or if you ARE a kid who won’t stop playing video games—listen up. Now you can pledge to play video games for a full 24 hours to raise money for charity. Extra Life Game Day is a marathon, virtual, Cincinnati-wide gaming event, with proceeds going [...]

CPT, IoT Diagnostics join forces

Cincinnati Process Technologies (CPT), a supplier to the plastics-molding industry, has teamed up with IoT Diagnostics, a maker of predictive maintenance sensors, to offer diagnostics to the plastics industry. IoT Diagnostics employs Internet-connected devices to analyze large sets of machine data to predict failures before they happen. The two companies will collaborate to keep an eye [...]

GE Aviation develops app to make flying safer in COVID era

Image by Shawn Goldberg for Shutterstock  Cincinnati’s GE Aviation has developed an app to help keep airline passengers safe and airlines financially healthy during the COVID pandemic. It uses blockchain technology and QR codes to ensure passenger health, crew health, seat-and-tray-table cleanliness, and faster boarding. GE Aviation worked with TE-FOOD, a German company [...]

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