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  • 81/61: Progress and Barriers to Racial Equity

    An original podcast series from the Greater Cleveland Partnership. It’s 1981. Reagan was just inaugurated. Cleveland is emerging from default. We're reeling from manufacturing losses. Racial division abounds. The Greater Cleveland Roundtable, a coalition of CEOs and community leaders, is searching for methods to regain their region’s growth and struggling with how to include folks of color. 81/61 reckons with their effort by exploring the organization’s lost document archive and to tell a story about where we have been in the last 40 years and how we might achieve racial equity in the next 40. Subscribe on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. I: No Seat at the Table In this episode: Cleveland’s accelerating racial division in the 1960s and economic slide in the 1970s inspired CEOs from Eaton, Standard Oil, TRW, and others to create a new civic consensus. Hear about how Cleveland’s default sparked an effort that aimed to include folks of color.

  • Greater Cleveland Partnership, Wright Brothers Institute Collaborate to Advance Aerospace Innovation

    Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) have entered into a collaborative agreement in Ohio that links Greater Cleveland businesses’ needs and interests across WBI’s connections at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Dayton. The collaboration builds upon the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two organizations in May 2020 and will foster relationships and interactions among national, regional, and local corporations, as well as small businesses, entrepreneurs, non-profits, universities, government, and others. “We are pleased to enter this partnership with Wright Brothers Institute that provides a new innovation platform, access to opportunities, and strategic relationships to our business community,” said Baiju R. Shah, President and CEO of GCP. “Through this relationship, our goal is to expand our business community’s participation in the development and production of national defense-related technologies.” Providing access to the innovation needs of AFRL will allow the region’s businesses to grow and expand their workforce and presence in Ohio. WBI also brings a unique benefit to the Greater Cleveland business community, enabling them to network across the broader United States Air Force’s research, development, acquisition, and maintenance of existing and future weapons systems and their components. Founded in 2002, Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Dayton, Ohio. Chartered in part to foster the world-class technology research and development being conducted at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, WBI operates as a catalyst to expedite the transition of technology into new capabilities in support of the mission and operational needs of the United States Air Force (USAF). Through joint activities and collaborative innovation initiatives with external parties and technical expertise, WBI leverages USAF investments in basic research and exploratory and advanced technology demonstrations to support the development of products having high potential for defense and commercial market applications. “We look forward to advancing our partnership with GCP and engaging the Northeast Ohio business community in this initiative. We will continue to cross-promote our upcoming events, workshops, seminars, and other similar activities,” said Wendell Banks, Executive Director, WBI. “This will include joint events, educational programs on defense technology that support AFRL, and collaborative business outreach with GCP’s Business Growth and Development team.” Engagement opportunities will be featured on the GCP INGEAR business resource portal at www.gcpingear.com. The GCP works with businesses to help them grow and thrive in Greater Cleveland and the region. GCP builds long-standing relationships with our companies through an aggressive Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) outreach program. GCP provides trusted, comprehensive advisory services designed to help businesses navigate the region’s economic development ecosystem, connect with partners and secure critical resources and incentives to accelerate their growth and productivity. “GCP provides our businesses with expertise, advice and access to the resources best suited to support their individual needs,” stated Deb Janik, Senior Vice President, Business Growth and Development. “The partnership with WBI provides yet another unique, innovative resource for Greater Cleveland businesses adding to the regional economic development system’s comprehensive toolkit. We look forward to building our relationship with WBI for the benefit of the entire business community.”

  • INGEAR® Target Industry Forum Series - June 3rd Event, Logistics & Distribution

    Join us on Thursday, June 3 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. for the first INGEAR Target Industry Forum. We are excited to present this virtual event that will focus on the Logistics & Distribution sector and will include a tremendous set of speakers: Mark Huber, Director of Operations for Amazon Kenya Guess, President and CEO of Bonnie Speed Delivery, Inc. With the help of these experts, we will address current workforce challenges in the industry, as well as the past, present and future of Logistics & Distribution. To register for this event, click here. The INGEAR Target Industry Forum series is part of the effort to leverage the GCP INGEAR Committee’s expertise to provide relevant, industry specific information to the Northeast Ohio business community focused on business growth and competitiveness. The forums will be held every six weeks and will feature topics representing the GCP Business Growth & Development target industries. For more information on upcoming events, visit www.gcpingear.com

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  • Home | Greater Cleveland Partnership INGEAR

    Welcome To A Greater Cleveland Project Management Site Selection Talent Energy Solutions Public Sector Coordination Let The Greater Cleveland Partnership Get Your Business INGEAR IN dustry G rowth , E xpansion , A ttraction , R etention The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) INGEAR portal was created to help businesses easily access the resources that Greater Cleveland has with the goal to help industry growth, expansion, attraction, and retention efforts in the region Enter A Land On The Rise By any number of metrics, Cleveland and Cuyahoga County are the core of one of the nation’s strongest metro areas with formidable momentum. ​ Cleveland boasts a great and storied history and its recent progress ignited by major investments that have accelerated growth and new opportunities for our community. There’s a renewed sense of confidence and readiness for what comes next. We have been forged by a legacy of innovators and makers, grown to prominence as a global healthcare capital, and are looking ahead to the next decade of innovation and growth in Greater Cleveland. ​ This is a community where companies, organizations, and individuals thrive and where a national model for public-private partnership has demonstrated the ability – time and again – to tackle major initiatives and move with agility and velocity when we see significant opportunity. ​ There has never been a better time to thrive in “The Land.”- and there remains much work to do together. Join us as we continue our journey to new heights. Why Cleveland INGEAR Suite Of Services Project Management Whether you need help financing real estate, machinery, equipment or technology – whatever your business need - we provide you with the comprehensive advisory services and access to resources your project needs from concept to completion Learn More > Site Selection Let our team lead your site search for a new building or property for expansion, relocation or consolidation that will help your company grow Learn More > Talent Our talent team is here to help with any workforce issues you and your company are facing whether it's Career & Technical Education, Apprenticeships, Sector Partnerships and more. Learn More > Energy Solutions Let us coordinate utility rate procurement, conduct energy audits, provide energy efficiency rebates, and financing options, including CPACE, for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy projects Learn More > Public Sector Coordination Benefit from our established relationships with public and civic partners that promote regional mobility, infrastructure reliability, environmental health, and quality of life Learn More > Advocacy GCPs Advocacy Team understands the legislative processes of all levels of government and how the results impact the business community. The GCP team works in close collaboration with our businesses, all industries, and all sizes, to ensure their needs are heard and we generate support for meaningful change on the business community’s behalf. Learn More 2021-2022 Public Policy Agenda Equity & Inclusion: Creating Jobs and Opportunities for All Individuals Since 2001, GCP's Equity & Inclusion program has been working to close racial disparities in jobs, income, and wealth. Doing so by growing minority-owned enterprises and increasing equity & inclusion in the region. Business Growth Collaborative The Marketplace

  • Standardized High Level Data Fusion System Architecture for Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (HLDF CUAS)

    Standardized High Level Data Fusion System Architecture for Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (HLDF CUAS) Published By S²MARTS Published Date February 10, 2020 Learn More About The Project The Department of the Navy (DoN) is seeking support to document and provide open systems architecture that defines the requirements and interfaces of a reference High Level Data Fusion (HLDF) prototype capability in support of a Command and Control (C2) system that can fuse data from multiple sources to provide object assessment, situational assessment, and threat assessment. Current DoD C2 and sensor systems are vertically integrated and use different software architectures which are often proprietary to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), preventing capabilities from being used across multiple C2 systems. The sensors currently used for CUAS are generally either Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) or Government Off The Shelf (GOTS) and sense the environment in various parts of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum (from radio frequency (RF) through visible light and beyond). Sensors may be active, passive, or a combination. While the sensors themselves are an important component of any CUAS system, new sensors or types of sensors, and interfaces to those sensors are not the goal of this RFS. Furthermore, there are plenty of existing interfaces that are used to connect sensors to C2 systems and to share situational data between systems. The goal is not the replacement or replication of those efforts. The goal of this RFS is to ingest sensor data (using existing interfaces), perform HLDF on that sensor data, and present actionable information to the C2 system. The architecture should be capable of allowing various software modules to be used in C2 systems that adopt the HLDF reference architecture to enable efforts to be focused on improving specific data fusion capabilities within the system. The HLDF reference architecture developed in this Request For Solutions (RFS) will include requirements and interfaces for software modules, as well as an assessment of existing capabilities with the goal of reducing the cognitive workload on the operator so the only decision is whether or not countermeasures should be employed. The proliferation of small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) technology presents a unique challenge for the Department of Defense (DoD) – not only can unmodified commercial drones provide cheap and non-attributable surveillance of facilities and platforms, but slight modifications can provide other attack vectors that contribute to asymmetrical warfare. While the DoD has a long history of detecting and defending against aerial threats, the new generation of sUAS present unique challenges due to their small size and high maneuverability. Additionally, sUAS technology is ever-changing and rapidly developing new capabilities that must be countered. The results of this prototype project will be a well-documented HLDF architecture with Computer Software Configuration Item (CSCI) requirements and associated Interface Description Documents (IDDs) that can be used for competitive design and development of complete HLDF components of C2 systems or individual data fusion software modules and can be used to allow software modules from multiple organizations or systems to be interoperable. While individual software modules may still contain proprietary aspects, the overarching HLDF architecture should be non-proprietary. Learn More Previous Project Next Project Back To All Projects

  • Strategic Command, Control, Communications, Computer Intelligence, Surveillance (C4ISR) to Operationalize the Stratosphere (SCOS) Prototype Project

    Strategic Command, Control, Communications, Computer Intelligence, Surveillance (C4ISR) to Operationalize the Stratosphere (SCOS) Prototype Project Published By S²MARTS Published Date April 5, 2021 Learn More About The Project The Department of Defense (DoD) desires to enhance strategic mission capabilities by exploring Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance autonomous stratospheric technology. Since 2006, the DoD has invested in stratospheric platforms, sensor technologies, and payloads. Developmental testing in the last five years has been focused on operationalizing the stratosphere by demonstrating a higher Operational Tempo (OPTEMPO) with persistent, long-duration stratospheric balloons and solar UAS. These platforms offer the opportunity to enhance the mission for persistent operations in non-permissive environments. As part of the DoD stratospheric platform operations, platforms have the potential to complement traditional data collection in the areas of: Earlier Intelligence and Warning Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) pseudolite, airborne communication Node, and information crosslink Maritime and land domain awareness, moving target indicator Mitigation of degraded space-based capabilities Past DoD investment and experimentation have determined that Stratospheric Balloons and Solar UAS are complementary platforms that serve different purposes in an intelligence framework. Balloons are mature platforms that can carry heavier payloads than UAS. They maneuver by changing altitudes to various wind layers to stay in an operating area. Solar UASs are optimized for electric powered propeller propulsion in the thin atmosphere of the stratosphere. Solar UAS have low payload capacity, but the ability to maneuver and station keep. Operationalizing high altitude, persistent ISR may be best optimized with combined balloon and UAS operations. Candidate sensor payloads have been derived from manned aircraft, satellite, and tactical UAS systems. In the past decade, DoD technology efforts have focused on evaluating traditional ISR sensors and Comms payloads in size, weight, and power (SWaP) required for stratospheric operations. Candidate sensor/Comms payloads are: Communications Relay, Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Synthetic-Aperture Radio (SAR), Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR), and Moving Target Indication (MTI). Advancing these technologies and integrating them onto stratospheric platforms is a key tenant of SCOS. Autonomous stratospheric technologies must be advanced in order to compete with peer/near-peer adversaries. Currently, stratospheric platforms and payloads are a mix of mature and developmental technologies. The DoD has determined that additional experimentation is necessary to rapidly advance and integrate stratospheric technologies to improve OPTEMPO. Learn More Previous Project Next Project Back To All Projects

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