WHAT IS DEFRAG?
Defrag is an international business network focused on next generation opportunities inthe creative digital media industry. Digital media is deﬁned broadly as any digitally engaged business orapplication. Defrag Ohio builds open, transparent networks to identify and connect industry professionals.
. Defrag focuses on the development of transformative initiatives in ﬁve industrysectors: (1) video games, and/or education (2) social software technologies (3) entrepreneurship andbusiness development networks (4) modeling, animation, robotics, simulation and visualization and, (5)marketing and branding. Other sectors may be added.
Open Source Economic Development provides the coordination and alignment of evolving theories, ideas and concepts to strengthen prosperity in networked, regional economies. TheInstitute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) designs, develops and customizes strategy for applyingthese new tools and practices in globally connected economies.Defrag Ohio identiﬁes and connects Ohio resources and capabilities in creative digital media; buildspartnerships and collaborations with community and regional organizations; focuses on education andworkforce development opportunities in creative digital media; models and teaches principles and practicesfor Open Source Economic Development; models and teaches skills in collaborative leadership, socialnetworks and Strategic Doing.
are designed to build network infrastructure and encourage public participation: identify andconnect resources and capabilities; strengthen levels of community engagement; and accelerate businessdevelopment. Conference sessions focus on open interactive conversations; presentation and exchange of innovative research, and emergent industry innovation and best practice discovery.
Working with partner, Near-Time.net, we build collaborative on-line communities to sustainand amplify face-to-face conference activity. Using sophisticated Web 2.0 technology, these onlinecommunities strengthen business development, connect venture capital, build career pathways to advanceworkforce development, map social networks, and track milestones and performance measurements.
DEFRAG OHIO PARTNERS:
Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Institute of Art, E CityCleveland, The Digital Airport Initiative, FUTURE: Center for Design & Technology Transfer, I-Open VenturesLLC, Ingenuity, The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open), Lorain County Community College, TheLorain County Community College Foundation, Meet The Bloggers, Northeast Ohio Video Game Initiative,Ohio University, Shawnee State University, and the Strategic Technology Alliance (STA).
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DEFRAG OHIO BACKGROUNDER MATERIALS
The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open), 4415 Euclid Ave.,Third Fl., Cleveland, Ohio 44103 216-577-9957http://www.i-open.org