The Cincinnati Region's Innovation District
Innovation is Here to Stay
“A unique and thriving ecosystem, The Cincinnati Innovation District is anchored by the University of Cincinnati, a Carnegie Level 1 research institution, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, a nationally ranked pediatric and research institution – combined they produce in excess of $450M per year in research. The University of Cincinnati is 46,000 students strong across many disciplines and is focused on solving society’s problems. With the acceleration of STEM graduates and research talent, the Cincinnati Innovation District is positioned to attract talent and the organizations that seek that talent.”Read More
Did you know? The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) named the University of Cincinnati in its Top 100 universities for patents. Read more.
Cincinnati MSA Technology Industry Snapshot
“The Cincinnati region provides FIS—the largest FinTech company in the world—direct access to top talent from its local universities, key partners in the payments and banking industries, and to a variety of amazing clients—from Fortune 500 companies to small- to mid-sized businesses. The strategic collaboration taking place right here in the Queen City empowers FIS to be increasingly innovative and advance the ways the world pays, banks, and invests.”
Why is the Cincinnati region the right place for LISNR and other Startups?
LISNR’s head of marketing & growth offers these key factors.
“You have really talented individuals who are working for Fortune 100 companies that might want to dive into the startup scene. The cost of living’s cheap. You have really talented people all over the place. You have an awesome startup ecosystem and a lot of approachable investors, whether that be through CincyTech USA or the Queen City Angels. You have a lot of incubator programs that are right here in the heart of Cincinnati, like Cintrifuse and The Brandery. You have a lot of the guts of what a good startup city should be.”
Jeff Hudson, Marketing and Growth, LISNR