Business/Entrepreneur

  • Views: 483 Global Perspective: Bringing innovative business practices into area businesses

    The Executive Center for Global Competitiveness (ECGC) is an outreach and engagement center at the University of Toledo's College of Business Administration. The ECGC brings a host of innovative practices, research and hands-on consulting to area businesses.  We visit SSOE, an engineering and architectural design and construction management firm in Toledo to see how they are partnering on innovations in process improvement.

  • Views: 513 Organically Designed: Green fashions and safe products

    Kyle Smitley, is a UT college student concerned about the environment, and she is also an entrepreneur who has designed her own line of organic clothing for children, called Barley & Birch.  Katie Colosimo explores what organic means, from the cotton grown on the farm to the dyes used in the manufacturing process, and then visits an eco-friendly retail store.

  • Views: 433 This Little Product Went to Market

    America is waking up to the fact that our transportation infrastructure is the key to a bright economic future. Airports, Shipping Channels, Federal Highways, Rail Facilities – when all of these forms of transport work together to get products to and from where they need to go - this is Intermodal Transportation. Intermodal links and hubs are unique benefits of NWOhio. Shaun McDonald hitches a ride to explore the science of transport.

  • Views: 270 Beating the Market: The Science of Economic Prediction

    Students at the UT College of Business Administration are interested in the mysteries of how financial markets work.   What are the methods of prediction and analysis?  Now, more than ever, people want to find out the basics of world finance, to separate the wild speculation from helpful solid analysis.

  • Views: 469 We Are Family

    UT's Center for Family Business provides opportunities for faculty and students to learn more about Family Business in a variety of ways.  90% of all American businesses are family-owned enterprises and 94% of Ohio workers are employed by family businesses.  Some unique challenges face these businesses during a tough economy.  The College of Business Administration at UT provides resources, capable interns and insight to help grow the foundation of the American marketplace.

  • Views: 497 Zero Gravity Challenge

    NASA’s  Reduced Gravity Student Flight Program challenges engineering students nationwide to compete for the chance to test their product designs in a low-gravity environment.  David Mette, Plugged-In reporter and a member of UT’s design finalist team, takes us on a zero gravity airplane flight where the students’ concepts are put to the test.

  • Views: 173 Virtually Connected

    Blogs, Facebook, Twitter – are all changing the way that people and organizations communicate messages to each other – in short putting power into the hands of the people.  What are the positive effects on communication and the negative effects on verified facts?

  • Views: 340 Making Green with Green

    The process of taking a green product from the idea phase to the store shelf has many stops along the way.  David Mette follows the development of organic dinnerware from EcoLogic as they test safety with the UT College of Engineering  and create a business plan with the UT College of Business.

  • Views: 509 Cutting Edge-ucation: Educational technology meets medicine and the marketplace

    Multimedia learning at its very best is practiced and invented at the Center for Creative Instruction at UTMC.  Software engineers, designers and faculty create amazing ways of teaching through technology.  The Anatomy Revealed project is our subject to explore the range of ways CCI  can bring a topic to life!  Designers from CCI and anatomists talk about the axis where medicine, technology and product development meet. 

  • Views: 438 Creating the 3rd Dimension: How 3-D really Works

    A look at a couple of technologies, one at UT Dept of Engineering where 3-D models are being built and presented through the innovative efforts of students. Also, Regional Growth Partnership is working with a start-up called Tech Tol that has a 3-D chamber to create computer models.  The chamber has 15 camera and photographs subject, person or thing, from all angles.  A software element then knits those together as a life-like seamless 3-D computer image.  Homeland security has interest for identifying people.

  • Views: 882 Student 2.0: Tech savvy students use new ways to learn

    Today’s university student is adept at using the latest technology to communicate, find entertainment and research coursework.  From iphones and laptops to wikis and skype, there are more doors that can open minds to our ever expanding world.  How are students and professors using the latest technology to communicate, share resources and educate?

  • Views: 819 Thinking Global and Buying Local: Eco-Friendly Products

    When we buy local, we rein in the effects each of us has on our environment, especially when those local products are also bio-based green products. We visit with Rebecca Singer, Assistant Director of the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) and Program Coordinator for the Northwest Ohio Green Products Center.  A business perspective is enhanced by with Dr. Kevin J. Egan, Assistant Professor of Economics at UT as he explains the environmental impact of green purchase power.  David Davis goes in search of the story and some good shopping.

  • Views: 543 No need for needles: A better way for diabetics to check their sugar

    Currently the method for measuring blood sugar (glucose) levels in people with diabetes, is to draw blood by pricking a finger. With 15 million diabetics in the US testing glucose levels each day, there must be a better way – and there is. The Glucose Eye Scanner, developed at UT is a non-invasive and easy-to-use scanner that looks at the liquid between the lens and cornea to give an instant read-out. Roquel Cunningham talks to the developer of the scanner, and experts from UT's College of Business Administration to explain the path from lab to store shelf.

  • Views: 543 No need for needles: A better way for diabetics to check their sugar

    Currently the method for measuring blood sugar (glucose) levels in people with diabetes, is to draw blood by pricking a finger. With 15 million diabetics in the US testing glucose levels each day, there must be a better way – and there is. The Glucose Eye Scanner, developed at UT is a non-invasive and easy-to-use scanner that looks at the liquid between the lens and cornea to give an instant read-out. Roquel Cunningham talks to the developer of the scanner, and experts from UT's College of Business Administration to explain the path from lab to store shelf.

  • Views: 453 Green-Collar Economy: Jobs that move technology out of the lab and onto the rooftop

    We explore solar panel installation as a new ‘green-collar’ career. Also, how technology is taken from idea stage to marketable product - featuring Al Compaan on PhotoVoltaics;  Xunming Deng and Matt Longthorne at Xunlight Corp.   We focus on the installation and assess ease of the technology for home utility.

  • Views: 668 Stop The Bleeding: Avoiding Blood Vessel Leakage During Trauma

    When blood vessels become weak or are put under trauma, they become porous and blood cells leak out – flooding surrounding tissue and putting a person’s life in jeopardy.  Faculty at the University of Toledo have developed a new liquid compound polyethylene glycol (PEG) – modified albumin.  Dr. Joseph Shapiro, Dr. Regheb Assaly, and Dr. J. David Dignam developed this medical breakthrough and are licensing its use through ADS Biotechnology.  Dr. Jeffrey Gold, provost, UT College of Medicine, talks about the process taking a drug from lab to the pharmacy shelf.

  • Views: 530 Green Goes Green: Alternative energy sources turn greenhouses eco-friendly

    Midwestern growers are creating a local network of grower businesses, buyers and sellers that make locally grown plants viable and affordable. They are also concentrating their energy on energy savings for the environment, and to bring down their reliance on fossil fuels.

  • Views: 710 Keeping Tabs

    Supply chain management is all about KNOWING. Where things are. How many do you have. How many do you need? When do you need them? This tracking technology is now being used in the healthcare industry to insure quality care. Katie Colosimo examines healthcare's new front on infection.

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