is a portal to trade associations and industrial, technical and scientific
enterprises, as well as venture capital operations. MetacityOnLine
synergizes and expedites the transfer of scientific discoveries into
processes and products.
Much of this is arises
from our location in northeast Ohio, which has experienced the decline
in traditional mass market manufacturing during the rise of globalization.
The response to this challenge, which really dates back four decades,
is to develop new products and processes that play to the competitive
advantages in the area. These advantages include extensive research
capabilities, applications and engineering imagination, flexible
approaches to manufacturing, and rapid distribution.
While the consciousness
arose due to local circumstances, the impetus presses to national
and global markets. Medical technology and Bio-technology have established
models of technological growth. These have played out as famously
in Maryland, North Carolina, as well as Ohio.
Nano-technology has acquired
a parallel buzz over the last few years, but the challenge is always
to select promising research for further development and commercialization.
Indeed, its predecessor - "micro-technology" - still has
unresolved issues. Classical fluid dynamics, for example, breaks
down at around 3 microns. Thus, coating materials at such small
scales remain problematic. Micro-electronic machines are still in
only niche markets.
intended to accelerate product development and commercialization.
It is not the only such portal, of course, but it adds its weight
and our dedication to the resurgence of leadership in technological
innovation and commercialization.