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Manufacturing events in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio.

mspire Pitch Competition

Applications due June 30, 2019

MAGNET's mspire is Northeast Ohio's only pitch challenge exclusively for product-focused entrepreneurs and small manufacturers. The event is open to any entrepreneur or small business with an innovative product idea in the 21 counties of Northeast Ohio


SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Manufacturing Symposium

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Come for a day of valuable content by manufacturers for manufacturers. Leave with the information you and your team need to create a plan for leveraging emerging technologies to grow your business.

The 2019 Manufacturing Symposium is brought to you by MAGNET, EDGE, Greater Cleveland Partnership, and Cleveland Engineering Society.


LEANutopia: Digital Process Transformation & Emerging Technologies

Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 2PM to 7PM

Join us at LEANutopia to discuss best practices and methodologies on emerging digital process transformation technologies at this unique networking event!

  • Interact with organizations MAGNET & MESA
  • Network with innovators who are digitally transforming their business
  • Discuss best practices and methodologies on emerging digital process transformation technologies
  • Interactive demos, Cleveland Whiskey tour, refreshments, raffle prizes

2019 State of Manufacturing: Access the Report

While our three big events have passed, you can still get the results of the 2019 Ohio Manufacturing Survey presented by Purolator International.

Read the survey report to find out what Northeast Ohio manufacturers said about their 2018 results and 2019 goals.

Thanks again to our event sponsors: Purolator International, Bank of America, Oswald, and Skoda Minotti.

Partner Events 

Machine Shop Webinar Series by the Georgia MEP

In conducting more than 50 machine shop assessments, the Georgia MEP has discovered a few major themes surrounding machines shops and their needs. They designed this series of one-hour webinars to help machine shops with their most common challenges. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Machine Shop Sales and Growth Strategies

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
How to Take a Proactive Approach to Marketing Your Machine Shop


2019 Additive Manufacturing Cluster of Ohio Annual Conference

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio

The Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster is a membership-based organization dedicated to helping companies in Ohio accelerate the use and adoption of 3D printing technologies. The goal of the conference is to provide manufacturers of various sizes and business models with perspectives on the available opportunities for implementing additive manufacturing in their organizations over the next 5 years. The program will look at similarities and differences across several selected manufacturer types and will identify strategies ranging from low to high risk. Attendees will leave with actionable strategies and information about regional resources to help them remain competitive in the evolving manufacturing landscape.

Click here to learn more and to register.

Design for Advanced Manufacturing for Lightweighting Certificate

Monday, October 21, 2019, Materials Park, Ohio

In collaboration with Lightweighting Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and other industry partners, Case Western Reserve University's specialized programming offers you the opportunity to increase your team’s knowledge of lightweight materials and other additive manufacturing technologies. Sunniva Collins and MAGNET's additive expert Dave Pierson are the course instructors. For more information about the Lightweighting courses, please contact Monica Dumitriu, Project Director, Professional Education, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University at or call 216-368-3804.

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