A business formation, recruitment and acceleration initiative designed to grow biotechnology, medical device and healthcare IT and services companies.

Case Western Reserve University

One of the nation’s top 25 medical schools for research and the largest biomedical research institution in Ohio. The university is also ranked 13th in the country for commercialization of research.*

Cleveland Clinic

A nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that is a leader in research, education and health information.  Cleveland Clinic has been ranked #1 in heart and heart surgery for 23 years in a row.*

Cleveland State University

Among the top 20 percent of U.S. universities for research and development, the College of Sciences and Health Professions enrolls more than 2,600 students annually, and includes 14 master’s programs and 16 undergraduate programs focused on educating future researchers.

Global Center for Health Innovation 

A first-of-its-kind facility serving healthcare innovation, education and commerce through state-of-the-art space and programs.

HealthTech Corridor

Located in the heart of Cleveland, the Health-Tech Corridor is a three-mile thoroughfare for biomedical, healthcare and technology companies looking to take advantage of close proximity to healthcare institutions.


The Health Information and Management Systems Society is focused on transforming healthcare through the use of technology.

Kent State University

The birthplace of liquid crystal displays, Kent State is home to the world’s first Liquid Crystal Institute.

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

A medical center offering primary, secondary and tertiary care services to a Veteran population. The center is ranked in eight centers of excellence, including open heart surgery and geriatric evaluation and management.

MetroHealth Medical Center

Northeast Ohio’s Level 1 trauma center ranks nationally in diabetes and endocrinology and pulmonology, and is home to the only adult and pediatric burn unit in the state of Ohio.


For more than 40 years, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) has worked in collaboration with its educational, clinical and research partners to successfully train health professionals and medical researchers who serve and impact the region and beyond. The University trains students in a team-based, interprofessional environment and offers Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical areas.

Summa Health System

An Integrated Healthcare Delivery System that provides value-based care.  The institution is only one of two major health systems in Northeast Ohio to earn the American College of Radiation accredidation in radiation oncology.


Working with industry-specific organizations, TeamNEO coordinates company expansion and attraction efforts for Northeast Ohio. Its goals are to attract business and jobs to the region, raise the profile of Northeast Ohio, and garner positive national media coverage.

University Hospitals

A leading academic healthcare system with over 150 locations throughout Northeast Ohio.  The system is nationally ranked in 17 specialties, including cancer, ear nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, and gynecology.*

The University of Akron

The University of Akron maintains the nation’s largest Ph.D. student body in polymer science and engineering. The program is the largest and broadest in the U.S., dating from 1910.




*From U.S. News and World Report