Technology Partnerships Initiative
Contact: Stuart Mendel, PhD
275 Eastland Road, Berea, OH 44017
Baldwin Wallace University’s Technology Partnerships Initiative supports BW’s 2019 – 2023 Strategic Plan, which envisions opportunity for student outcomes connected to rigorous learner-centered academic programs and a University as an essential partner in the economic and community development of this region and beyond.
Four years in the making, BW’s Technology Partnerships Initiative is public/private technology-focused partnership funded by Cuyahoga County private grant makers, small business, municipal stakeholders, and community support. The Program brings together attentive partners eager to participate in business plan development for fresh starts in:
- Aircraft maintenance and aeronautics repair work;
- Drone industry block chain and NASA technology office transfer opportunities;
- Cyber security industry development and big data industry development;
- Solar and clean energy program development;
- Micro-power grid development;
- Community accessible Wi-Fi;
- Transportation, cargo, and trade business development;
- Health care practice research, and skills/trades education and training.
Student and Community Engagement
BW’s Technology Partnerships Initiative fosters student engagement and success by cultivating hands-on learning experiences, student-centric research, and community service projects for class credit.
The Initiative also supports the community outreach and engagement work of the University, providing foundation in the principles of social enterprise and innovation.
NORTHEAST OHIO FLIGHT INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Our Northeast Ohio Flight Information Exchange (NEOFIX), in collaboration with Advanced Technology Applications (ATA, LLC), is a program for local government and public safety agencies to post information for each other and drone operators which keep the airspace open, secure, and safe. NEOFIX uses proven technology successfully being utilized in the Commonwealth of Virginia to inform drone operators of ground rules and conditions, local issues and events, public safety incidents, hazards, and sensitive and critical infrastructure.