The Mission of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is continuous improvement of the quality of life for Ohio’s citizens with developmental disabilities and their families. They will experience lifestyles that provide opportunities for personal security, physical and emotional well-being, full community participation, productivity, and equal rights.
The DODD, in its continued effort to provide comprehensive availability of responsible choices, provides residential supports and services that allow individuals to live in the most appropriate home environment. Ohio is one of the nation’s leaders in providing various residential options to its citizens with disabilities. “DODD’s approach in goal-setting over the past five years has been integrated and comprehensive”, said John Martin, Director of DODD. “We know that we can make better decisions more often when we have current, reliable data supporting decision-making. That understanding drives our approach to technology leadership and upgrades.” Bryant has been a key part of that process by driving innovative approaches in the areas of process, foundation and business change that utilize cutting edge technologies to further DODD goals and objectives.
Pluto Networks is a worldwide company with a presence in 34 countries, and customers in 139 countries. Specializing in emerging technologies such as wan acceleration, SaaS, telepresence, security and SDN networks.
Working with customer worldwide, Pluto Networks has provided an ROI model to customers of all sizes and shapes. Being able to provide services worldwide enables Pluto Networks to meet all current and future needs of its customers.
Jane’s Dough Foods was established in 2008 to mass produce consistently excellent dough and pizza products.
Having recognized that the pizza manufacturing industry was focused on speed first and quality second, we instead built on the history and culture of parent company Donatos to deliver better tasting products with quality as the primary concern.
Sharing its headquarters with its parent company, Jane’s Dough Foods is growing rapidly as it expands in retail supermarkets, membership clubs, c-stores, food service, and contract packing.
Seeing an opportunity to reduce our waste, we have created a new pizza sleeve that has replaced our traditional pizza box and will have a substantial positive impact on the environment.
Dr. Winter is a founder and interim CEO of Core Quantum Technologies (CQT), an OSU technology commercialization company. CQT’s technologies are based on her work as an Associate Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at OSU and consists of nanoparticle materials for biomedical applications.
Dr. Winter is the author of > 30 journal articles, 4 provisional patents, and 1 full US/PCT patent application. Under the guidance of Dr. Winter and her team, CQT finished 1st in the OSU business plan competition, has received a prestigious ICorp grant from the National Science Foundation, and has raised over $320k in funding since January of this year.
The Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is the fourth largest state agency with over 3000 employees providing direct care to individuals. Over 300 staff located in central Ohio, provide oversight for almost 100,000 individuals receiving services from county boards; central office staff also administer 3 Medicaid waiver programs whose 8000 providers deliver service and supports to 27,000 individuals representing 1.2 billion dollars in claims.
The data warehouse program was implemented to provide data integration using cutting edge technologies to support business process improvement. The innovation presented below is one of a true data warehouse built on cutting edge technologies and hardware with demonstrated cost benefit in year 1 of over 3 million dollars. The warehouse presents data in a common aggregated format supported by advanced ETL processes that allow users to do ad hoc reporting on data in order to allow for fresh perspectives on data while supporting common results. The approach also maintains access to historical data reporting. The innovation here is multi-faceted including infrastructure, ETL, and process.
Battelle is the world’s largest independent research and development organization, providing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management, National Security, Energy, Environment and Material Sciences, and Health and Life Sciences.
Sellex International Distribution, Ltd. is a small business – a market and product development company located in Columbus, Ohio. The LS10 Liquid Scanner is a screening device that enables security officials to quickly determine whether the liquid contents of glass and plastic bottles are benign or hazardous.
Nanofiber Solutions, LLC is a medical device manufacturer of three-dimensional (3-D) scaffolds and cell culture products that advance biological sciences.
The company has numerous products in development that address specific market opportunities using its unique platform technology. The drive is to identify biomedical markets where we can provide superior product solutions. Specifically, the technology is used to build scaffolds that are critical in the development of life-saving, tissue engineered implants.
We manufacture the only bioartificial tracheal implant with an FDA Investigational New Device (IND) allowance in the U.S. These implants have been used successfully in several European surgeries in the past year with upcoming surgeries scheduled in the U.S. The company is rapidly expanding its product offerings and patent estate based on this proven scaffold technology.
Fabrisonic is an Ohio start-up established to provide equipment and services related to the patented Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) process. UAM uses the power of sound to join layers of metal foils to enable “3D printing” of metal parts. Instead of taking a section of metal and machining away until your part emerges, UAM “prints” material just where it is needed to create complex three-dimensional parts. The process produces fully dense metallurgical bonds, and works with metals such as aluminum, copper, and stainless steel.
In combining additive and subtractive process capabilities, UAM can create deep slots; hollow, latticed, or honeycombed internal structures; and complex geometries impossible with conventional manufacturing processes. Additionally, the solid state nature of the UAM bond allows for welding of dissimilar metals. Through the use of UAM, customers are able to manufacture complex parts with unique features and attributes that cannot be produced using traditional manufacturing techniques. Parts currently made through traditional operations can be made with less waste, an increasingly important factor as more expensive, higher performance materials see broader use.
The Research Informatics Core is a cutting-edge, innovative, and value-added technical service entity within the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Core provides services in data integration, mobile application development, image analysis, data warehousing, and custom application development.
The Research Informatics Core is innovative through the methodology implemented within a free-standing research institute, the solutions created that fill the gap in the market, and the utilization of technologies developed for other verticals applied to life sciences (e.g. gaming).
Based in Westerville, Ohio, The SmarTV Company, LLC is a subsidiary of Exceptional Innovation, LLC, founded in March 2004 by Seale Moorer and Eric Eichensehr. With a current staff of 50 professionals, SmarTV develops leading-edge, web services-based software solutions that provide digital content, entertainment, and advertising services for the hospitality, healthcare and consumer markets. In addition, SmarTV’s hardware division creates innovative hardware products to support its software solutions.
SmarTV’s mission is to provide standards-based solutions that integrate different systems into a single, delivery platform that meets the variety of technology challenges its customers face. With the emergence of digital content as a driver of technology and consumer demand, SmarTV is focusing on creating solutions that deliver digital content and integrate easily with multiple devices and platforms while providing the scalability and flexibility businesses need to expand and upgrade when the time is right. The company’s GuestSmarTV solution addresses the hospitality industry’s immediate need for a unified platform that delivers content, guest services, and targeted advertising on a variety of devices while providing management with tracking, workflow, and update capabilities.
Battelle Memorial Institute is recognized worldwide as a preeminent research and development organization that provides analysis and products for commercial and government customers. Battelle has collaborated with Sellex International Detection to focus on a simple and inexpensive means of allowing liquids onto commercial aircraft as it was before the events of September 11, 2001.
The LS10 Liquid Scanner developed by the Battelle-Sellex Team will be employed at security checkpoints to interrogate and analyze glass and plastic bottles to determine if the liquid contents are benign or hazardous. Applications may include airport security lines and secure venues that could include concerts, sporting events, Government buildings and other controlled-access sites. The LS10’s dual-mode scanning technology and advanced detection algorithms provide reliable identification without the hazards of X rays or the need to open the liquid containers.
Manta helps small businesses profit, connect and grow through the largest online community dedicated entirely to small business, and serves as a trusted resource for the pulse of the SMB community, with more than 36 million unique global users and visitors each month. Millions of people come to Manta each day to buy from, partner with and connect to companies. Manta now has over 3 million registered members; growing by nearly 100 percent and doubling our daily small business membership growth during 2012.
The Manta platform is one of the most innovative business networking tools available. There are 25 million business owners in the US with less than 10 employees. These businesses need to promote their company to generate more business, but most are limited by budget, time and expertise.
Since most purchases start with online search, Manta provides cost-effective, efficient tools focused on getting SMBs found in relevant search queries. Manta helps SMBs harness the power of the Internet to grow by getting them found in all the ways that customers are searching for them.