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Engineer Opportunities: Elsie’s New Car

By Nottingham Spirk, February 18, 2015

Innovation changes the world — and changing the world of just one person still counts. We were reminded of this by the above video, which accompanied the online version of Case Western Reserve University’s 2013-14 annual report. The video tells how four students upgraded a little girl’s beloved motorized mini-car. Flynn McPherson, a Read more »


2015 CES: Emerging Innovation

By Nottingham Spirk, January 28, 2015

As usual, the gravitational pull of the tech giants at the recent Consumer Electronics Show was nearly inescapable. At the 2015 CES Show, we were impressed with showcases from universities like CWRU, with 9 student startups, along with other smaller companies and individual innovators — especially those that make still-emerging technologies more accessible for everyone. Read more »


Hiring For Creativity

By Nottingham Spirk, January 16, 2015

Recently the MIT Technology Review published a previously unknown essay on creativity written by Isaac Asimov in 1959. The Science Fiction icon had been asked to consult on a project involving a ballistic missile defense system. Asimov eventually left the project, but not before sharing his thoughts on the makeup of a Read more »


Commentary – “Goodbye, TiVo?” via

By Nottingham Spirk, December 12, 2014

This is a commentary piece based on an article found on and written by Chris Ziegler. Chris is a longtime TiVo fan but now laments the once-revolutionary device’s slow slide into also-ran status:

But then something happened. Well, actually, nothing happened. TiVo innovated at a pace unbefitting its role as a disruptor; Read more »


HALO Bassinest: Innovative Solution for Co-Sleeping

By Nottingham Spirk, December 9, 2014

HALO, inventor of the SleepSack wearable blanket for infants, was founded by a couple who lost a child to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. We were thrilled and honored when they approached us about working together on baby-safety innovations. In our wide-ranging discussions, we got into the issue of “Co-Sleeping” — parents and infants Read more »


Forbes Reinventing America: Invest In The Midwest

By Nottingham Spirk, November 17, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (November 13, 2014) – Ohio was well represented at the Forbes Reinventing America Summit. Featured speakers included Craig Maxwell of Parker Hannifin, Mark Kvamme of Drive Capital, Steve Cashman of Dublin, Ohio-based HealthSpot and Nottingham Spirk co-founder John Nottingham.

Nottingham and Cashman spoke at a “Masters of Innovation” Read more »


Fox Business: HealthSpot Partnership with Rite Aid

By Nottingham Spirk, November 10, 2014

Steve Cashman, CEO of HealthSpot, was a guest on Friday’s Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business. Cashman was joined by Robert Thompson, Rite Aid’s EVP of Pharmacy, to announce the HealthSpot partnership with Rite Aid, beginning with a 100 HealthSpot Station rollout in Ohio pharmacies.

The HealthSpot Station is a fully Read more »


2014 Innovation Summit at Cleveland Clinic

By Nottingham Spirk, October 28, 2014

Nottingham Spirk co-founder John Nottingham helped kick off the 2014 Innovation Summit at the Cleveland Clinic on Sunday. The summit — organized by the Clinic’s Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Thomas Graham — brings together senior executives in healthcare and related fields, as well as investors, for four days of “unrivaled perspective on the newest Read more »


Innovation Brewing in Cleveland

By Web Admin, August 19, 2014

NBC WKYC TV Cleveland featured Nottingham Spirk in a story about innovation brewing in Cleveland, “‘I gotta tell you, this is our 40th anniversary, and we are looking to the next 40 years. I’m telling you, the next 40 years are going to be unbelievable,’ explains Spirk, with a wide smile.

As enthusiastic as Read more »


BioInnovation Partnership

By Web Admin, April 22, 2014

CLEVELAND (April 21, 2014) – Leaders of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) and Nottingham Spirk, a national innovation firm based in Cleveland, Ohio, announced today a strategic bioinnovation partnership to accelerate innovation and commercialization of biomedical devices and products.  The partnership joins two of Northeast Ohio’s most prominent centers of innovation and Read more »

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