The Cleveland Water Alliance is looking for technology to solve Lake Erie’s problems, through its second $100,000 ErieHack competition. Erie Hack 2.0, a program of the Cleveland Water Alliance, brings together researchers, designers, engineers, developers and creatives around the region to build teams, develop innovations and compete for the more than $100,000 in prizes. The…

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Lorena James is a college student with her own invention: 3D printing filament made with zebra and quagga mussels, an invasive species in Lake Erie. James won the high school division of the Cleveland Water Alliance Erie Hack competition last year for her Z Spools. See the full story on cleveland.com.

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The Cleveland Water Alliance wants to build a “Blue Economy.” What does that mean? The four-year-old nonprofit aims to create an entire business ecosystem — from research and innovation to manufacturing — around water. Specifically Lake Erie. Cleveland would be to fresh water what Silicon Valley is to information technology. Or what New York is…

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