Grant looks at what IoT could do for Cleveland manufacturing

By Julie Washington, for The Plain Dealer

Nov 16, 2017

Get Plant Services delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday! Sign up for  Plant Services' complimentary Smart Minute (Monday-Thursday) and Smart Digest  (Friday) e-newsletters to get maintenance and reliability know-how you can put  to use today, plus the latest manufacturing news from around the Web, white  papers, and more. Learn more and subscribe for free today.

How can Cleveland manufacturing companies take advantage of the coming Internet of Things (IoT) revolution? A program grant from the National Science Foundation will help a West Side neighborhood find out.

A Northeast Ohio team, including faculty and staff at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University, received a $100,000 one-year planning grant from the National Science Foundation to determine what the Internet of Things will mean for small and mid-sized businesses in the Bellaire-Puritas, Jefferson and West Park neighborhoods.

Cleveland's Internet of Things project will explore how IoT could solve problems for small to mid-sized manufacturers, and open up new career paths, said Lisa Camp, associate dean of strategic initiatives at the Case School of Engineering. She is also a member of Cleveland's grant leadership team.

The target communities include about 190 companies, most with fewer than 50 employees, that make nuts and bolts, prosthetics, security systems, school uniforms and more.

Read the full story.

 

Show Comments
Hide Comments

Join the discussion

We welcome your thoughtful comments.
All comments will display your user name.

Want to participate in the discussion?

Register for free

Log in for complete access.

Comments

No one has commented on this page yet.

RSS feed for comments on this page | RSS feed for all comments