The recently completed Voice of the Customer study highlighted a desire for peer engagement among the EACC’s manufacturing members, as well as a desire for more relevant programming at it relates to business needs in a European-American context . With this feedback in mind, the EACC, in partnership with the University of Cincinnati and event co-sponsor Wells Fargo Advisors, hosted manufacturing executives from the EACC network for a tour of and briefing on the University of Cincinnati 1819 Innovation Hub. The January 22 event also included a presentation on the University of Cincinnati’s International Co-Op Program.
Roughly twenty manufacturing top executives were on hand to hear from David Adams, Chief Innovation Officer at UC and CEO of the UC Research Institute; Dr. Gigi Escoe, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, and Interim Dean of the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education; and Dr. Gayle Elliot, who runs the International Co-Op Program.
The University of Cincinnati 1819 Innovation Hub hosted its grand opening in October 2018 and features a 12,000-square-foot prototyping and microfactory facility, collaboration spaces, the Venture Lab, and corporate innovation spaces for corporate and community partners.
For its part, the University’s International Co-Op Program allows students to learn a second language and gain international experience through an overseas co-op assignment. Employer benefits include training costs paid by UC (language and technical/professional).
The EACC would like to thank the University of Cincinnati 1819 Innovation Hub and Tony Almaguer, Director of Outreach, for hosting and Wells Fargo Advisors for co-sponsoring the event. We also thank David Adams, Vice Provost Escoe, and Dr. Elliot for the opportunity to showcase the 1819 Innovation Hub and the International Co-op Program to EACC members. And a special thanks to Honorary Consul of Germany Martin Wilhelmy for the idea behind the event and for helping to make it happen.
Have an idea for an event or program? Please contact EACC Executive Director Todd Schwartz (todd.schwartz (at) europe-cincinnati.com, 513-762-3724) or Operations Manager Dayna O’Brien (dayna.obrien (at) europe-cincinnati.com, 513-762-3725).