InnoQUEST: A Journey of Ideas, Inspiration and Ingenuity

August 22, 2019

Northeast Ohio innovation leaders embarked on an InnoQUEST and journeyed through the revitalized Tyler Village with Balance Innovation + Design, passed the development of the Mid-Town Corridor, went by the historic League Park, through Community Greenhouse Partners and into the Hamilton Collaborative – home of the Ingenuity Festival.

Lolly the Trolley then led the group through several eastside Cleveland communities that are showing signs of rebirth through meaningful partnerships.

First glance and first impressions can really mask how much amazing innovation is happening, and sometimes we need to see it to believe it.  Nowhere was this more apparent than seeing a weed-filled view from a city street in contrast to the unique urban agriculture center occupying that very same field when seen from the inside or from the decrepit-looking warehouse space in one of Cleveland’s poorest neighborhoods to see a place bustling with such entrepreneurial creativity and a maker space for The Ingenuity Festival. 

The group loved its visit to Community Greenhouse Partners, a unique living laboratory and working urban farm that houses many collaborations – marrying agriculture, engineering and the messy business of innovation and entrepreneurship.  Hamilton Collaborative and the Ingenuity Labs showed off its old warehouse space where entrepreneurs are at the intersection of art, design and maker space.

Rave reviews from all:

“Incredibly inspiring showing real-world innovation and human-centered design thinking in action”

“I was insanely inspired by what I saw today … It reminded me about my creative side.”

About the InnoQuest Innovation Management Program:

A collaborative forum offered bi-monthly to leaders and innovation practitioners of mid- to large-sized companies in Northeast Ohio. Participants gain best practices in managing and guiding the innovation process, new working relations with peer companies & leading practitioners and actionable steps to improve a company’s innovation practices. Program content has included: Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Lean Start-Up Principles, Design Thinking and Creativity in Leadership. Each session is held at a location of interest throughout the region; past locations have included; Sherwin Williams, The Technology House, NASA Glenn Research Center, Baldwin Wallace Center for Innovation and Growth, Parker Hannifin’s New Innovation Center and the Cleveland Institute of Art.

To participate in the InnoQuest Innovation Management program contact:
Chris Keller (; 216-346-6300) or Grant Marquit (; 216-215-5058)