Innovation Day 2023


“Showcasing Innovation, Collaboration, Commercialization, Students, and Workforce at Northeast Ohio Public Universities”


Celebrate and Showcase the Innovations from Northeast Ohio’s leading public universities.

Innovation Day will be the inaugural demonstrations of leading-edge innovations in Northeast Ohio’s innovation ecosystems, organized jointly by Northeast Ohio Public Universities and sponsored by industry partners. The event will serve as a venue for innovators, university faculties, and students to discuss and showcase the region’s key innovations, technology transfer strategies, and thought leadership.

This event is a collaboration between the institutional members of the Northeast Ohio Public University Research Alliance (NEO-PURA):

Registration is required but free for all attendees.


Friday, March 24th, 2023 (9:00 am to 5:30 pm)



Design Innovation Hub (Check out a virtual tour of the facility)
Kent State University 
400 Janik Drive
Kent, OH 44242-0001



Keynote Speaker

Lydia Mihalik, Director of Ohio Department of Development

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Panel Moderators

Workforce Development Panel Moderator - William (Bill) Koehler, CEO of Team NEO

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Big Questions Session                                                                                                                                                     

Panelist Profiles                                                                                                                                                                   

Panel Moderator - J. R. Campbell, Executive Director of Design Innovation Initiative, Kent State University 

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Suzanne B. Bausch, Vice President for Research and Business Engagement, University of Akron

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Meredith Bond, Vice President for Research and Innovation, Cleveland State University

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Douglas L. Delahanty, Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs, Kent State University

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Rebecca Z. German, Vice President of Research, Northeast Ohio Medical University

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Severine Van slambrouck, Director of Research, Compliance and Initiatives, Youngstown State University

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Parking Instructions

Free event parking will available on the Kent campus. 











Phone: 330-672-5845     Email:     


Thank you to AMG Consulting Group for its support in the organzation of the 2023 Innovation Day. 

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