Promoting Cyber Security

Visitors representing seven countries will examine issues concerning cyber security risk management, ways to educate data protection, and strategies to collaborate and to counter cyber threats. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have […]

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Science and Technology Entrepreneurship

Visitors from the Bahamas, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Lebanon, Romania, South Africa, and Namibia will travel to Cleveland to learn the roles of government, private enterprises, professional organizations and universities in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation. Visitors will meet with advocates and investors involved in recognizing, promoting, and developing science and tech start-ups, while discussing the role […]

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Social Entrepreneurs in the United States

International visitors from Burkina Faso, Iraq, Latvia, Morocco, Portugal, South Africa, Turkey and West Bank will examine the role of social entrepreneurship in the U.S. and what makes social ventures sustainable, self-sufficient and scalable. Visitors will get to network with their U.S. counterparts and exchange ideas regarding innovative approaches to social changes in areas such […]

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Education and Technology in the U.S.

Higher and secondary education officials and English-language instructors from China will be traveling to Cleveland to learn about the role of communities, civil society, and parents in advancing education reform. Visitors will develop a better understanding of U.S. education and technology resources within schools. Meetings with local non-profit organizations, businesses and schools will take a […]

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Managing Facts in the Age of Digital Media

Eight visitors from Thailand, highly respected reporters and leaders in journalism, will approach the issues facing media and news emerging in the digital age.  By meeting with Cleveland-based news outlets as well as other related organizations, the role of media in politics and in spreading information to the public will be examined. International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program Each […]

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Water Resources Mangement

As efforts continue to grow to protect shared water resources that are at risk from pollution, depletion, population growth and rainfall changes, international visitors will travel to Cleveland to focus on Northeast Ohio’s experience in protecting its most valuable resource: freshwater. The visitors will examine innovative financial, scientific and technical strategies for assessing, monitoring and […]

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the United States (Project for China)

Visitors from China will explore the U.S. system of capitalism in a urban environment where private enterprise is supported through a variety of public-private partnerships, academic institutions, and incubator spaces. A program in Cleveland will allow visitors a unique perspective of economic recovery in a “rust belt” city and the promotion of a 21st century […]

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Academic Integrity in the U.S.

An important focus among the administrators, professors, and students from the 30 plus institutes of higher learning in Northeast Ohio is to promote high standards of academic integrity. In this project for Moldovan higher education officials, common challenges in enforcing and deterring academic misconduct will be examined. A full day on Case Western Reserve University’s […]

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Accelerating Tech Entrepreneurship & SME Development

Seven prominent Cambodian information technology specialists, e-Commerce professionals, and entrepreneurs will be in Northeast Ohio to gain cutting-edge industry knowledge in startup acceleration and venture capital funding. Forums with startup incubators and crowdfunders, including Crowdentials and LeanDog, coupled with site visits to Lorain County Community College and Think[Box], will detail mentoring through software development and […]

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Technological Advances in Science, Energy, Health, and the Environment

Two British IVLP participants with professional backgrounds in journalism and STEM policy advocacy will be in Cleveland to explore the wide array of innovations under development here along with understanding the institutions and individuals behind scientific advances. The visitors will meet with the Great Lakes Energy Institute, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal […]

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