Our Clients, Partners, and Affiliations

Lobaki

Lobaki develops educational and training XR experiences to significantly improve results and reduce costs for enterprise applications. XR technologies are rapidly changing the nature of education because XR has proven to be faster, easier, less expensive and more scalable for businesses when compared to previous methods relying books and lectures. 

Global Positioning Strategies

Global Positioning Strategies (GPS) is the higher education consulting firm ambitious higher education leaders trust to develop and grow global revenue from sources that range from recruitment to research with a focus on India.

Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University College of Engineering & Technology

Longwood University

Aquarian assisted the College of Business and Economics at Longwood University by facilitating a process through which they completely rewrote their vision, mission and values.

Fort Detrick Alliance

Aquarian is a member of the Fort Detrick Alliance in MD. Dave is also a member of the Marketing Committie for the Alliance.  The primary purpose of the organization is to facilitate “communication and understanding between Federal agencies at Fort Detrick and the community at large”. To accomplish this mission, the Fort Detrick Alliance works on a daily basis to build relationships between Fort Detrick and its constituencies in the region: individuals; businesses; civic, social, and educational organizations; and local and State government entities.

OneFrederick Collaborative

Dave is a member of the OneFrederick Collaborative in Frederick, MD.

TechCast Global

Dave is an expert forecaster for TechCast, which provides forecasts of emerging technologies, social trends and wild cards to help business and government improve their strategic planning.

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ScaleUP Partners

Aquarian has partnered with ScaleUP to help local regions build thriving inclusive ecosystems.

ScaleUp Partners provides experienced insight and expertise to help regions build a diverse pipeline of qualified workforce and entrepreneurial talent. We assist local leaders and stakeholders in identifying value hidden in urban and rural blind spots that can be scaled up to improve job growth and overall regional economic competitiveness. ScaleUp Partners is the nation’s only consultancy serving to connect economically disconnected and underrepresented populations to local innovation ecosystems and existing Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) planning.

City of Dublin

Aquarian worked with the City of Dublin for over 8 years establishing strong relationships among educators, government agencies, and private sector businesses that proved to be beneficial to the city.  He worked on many projects including;  

  • Facilitation of multiple workshops/focus groups for educators and private sector businesses in which he identified workforce needs and issues
  • Formed an entrepreneurial program for youth that the city developed into a recreation day camp for young teens
  • Introduced a private sector business to Tolles Career Center and Columbus State Community College and helped to coordinate the development of a program that educated high school students, continue through CSCC and assure them of a position with the business both during and following their education
  • Coordinated with the Intelligent Community Forum Institute to incorporate an Immersion Lab during its annual Leadership Academy
  • Representative to the Dublin City Schools “K to Career” initiative

Ice Miller Legal Counsel

Aquarian partnered with Ice Miller to provide a broadband assessment of Richland County, Ohio.

National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship

Supporting the collective interests of our members in entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial leadership at the community college level.

Scale Manufacturers Association

Distributed Energy

Dave is an Editorial Advisory Board Member for Distributed Energy.

Intelligent Community Forum

The Intelligent Community Forum, a nonprofit policy research organization, focuses on job creation and economic development in the broadband economy.

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Dave is a member of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.  This is a U.S. nonprofit public policy think tank based out of Washington D.C.  The organization focuses on public policies that spur technology innovation.

United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Dave is a member of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.  This is a U.S. nonprofit public policy think tank based out of Washington D.C.  The organization focuses on public policies that spur technology innovation.

National Creativity Network

The National creativity Network engages, connects, informs, promotes, and counsels cross=-sector stakeholders who skillfully use imagination, creativity and innovation to foster vibrant and flourishing individuals, institutions and communities across North America.

Project Lead The Way

Dave is on the Ohio Executive Council for Project Lead The Way.  An american not-for-profit organization that develops STEM curricula for use by U.S. elementary, middle, and high schools.

Cuyahoga Community College

Dave is a member of the 3D digital design & Manufacturing Technology Advisory Committee at Cuyahoga Community College.  In today’s industry, the technology is called Additive Manufacturing and it’s changing the world.  The uses of Additive Manufacturing are limitless, and companies need people trained in using this new technology.

Feather River College

Dave was an integral part of the  Entrepreneurial Skills Panel, held in San Francisco, CA.  This involved educators, business representatives, and researchers who could speak to the knowledge-based economy and how to apply emerging trends within academic settings.  A Student Skills Panel, held at Feather River College sought insight from students who represent the future and transitioning workforce present in California Community Colleges. A Rural Skills Panel, held in Quincy, CA, focused on the needs of rural communities in Northern California, where there is a current transition from a goods-based economy to a digital economy.

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center

Aquarian inspired and encouraged numerous successful innovative initiatives with the career center.   Aquarian started the Bioscience College-NOW program which led to the formation of the Bioscience Consortium of Northeast Ohio.  Millions of dollars were attracted to the region as a result of the coalition to which Aquarian provided substantial leadership and direction.  We bridged relationships between industry, economic development and education.

American Electric Power

Dave worked with AEP starting in early 2000 on the Indiana Smart Schools Partnership.  The project flourished under Dave’s guidance including;

  • Staffed functioning steering & executive committees with multi-functional backgrounds
  • Exceeded the original project goal for 5 school districts by starting up with 11 school districts with wide geographic coverage
  • Trained educators and business leaders on the successful conduct of the program
  • submitted a successful grant request for over a half million dollars from the Lilly Endowment
  • Built an impressive network actively collaborating around the Smart Project objectives.
  • Introduced hundreds of students to their new learning labs:  on-site business locations

State of Ohio Department of Transportation

Dave worked with the Ohio Department of Transportation on their pilot project for computer based training, orientation to FTA/ODOT Transit Grant Programs.

Aquarian also conducted a Y2K Readiness inventory and assessment of Ohio’s 34 rural public transportation systems.

Northmor Local School District

Aquarian continues its commitment to student success with the Project SMART and Northmor Local Schools.  Allowing students to learn with hands on, true life applications through business/school partnerships formed by Aquarian.

Central Indiana Educational Service Center

Aquarian developed a marketing study for the Cybersnax Professional Development Program.  The marketing study provided a framework and strategies for moving our on-line professional development program beyond our current membership school districts nationwide.  

Stanley Steemer

Dave took the time to understand the needs of our company and had the vision for establishing pipelines of talent for growing business.  He got to work providing ideas and solutions.  He brokered many relationships and followed up with all parties on a consistent basis to insure the healthy progress of these new relationships.  

“Dave has become a trusted advisor and has influenced my thinking around strategies to prepare our company and our employees for the future”.  Eric Smith, VP

Northern State University

Dave worked closely with staff and faculty proposing cutting-edge options for entrepreneurial integration of student work into the existing and expanded curriculum.  He provided a vision for futuristic analysis, forcing the university to see what it might become in the upcoming decades.  Dave helped the university stretch well beyond the classroom and truly engage students with the world they will, ultimately, create and recreate on behalf of all of us.  Dave formed a partnership with the University of North Dakota and South Dakota State University to create entrepreneurship in the arts that was unlike any other collaborative in America.  Aquarian was critical to the forward mission for the conceptual rebuilding of Northern State University.

North Central College Tech Prep

Aquarian facilitated the strategic planning process holding numerous focus groups that allowed various stakeholders to make clear opinions, aspirations, and concerns.  Dave assisted in launching the College-NOW Engineering Academy.  This federally funded program called for the development of partnerships with area business and industries.

University of North Dakota

State of Indiana, House of Representatives

Dave Baldwin played a vital role in the passage of the STAR bill, a blue print for the expansion of technology in Indiana, for the retention and recapture of the State’s best and brightest graduates, and for the matching of those graduates with high paying technology related enterprises that chose to locate or grow in Indiana.  The STAR program provides a continuum of learning and opportunity starting with the SMART School Partnership and its ability to entice junior high school students on to a math and science educational path.  The program continues the effort through school-to-work, internship programs and job fairs to direct graduates into competitive job opportunities in Indiana.  Dave’s testimony and hard work along side both Democrat and Republican Committee members helped make the difference in the passage of this landmark legislation.

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center

We contracted with Dave Baldwin to develop of first ever Technology Plan.  He worked with our Technology Plan Committee in developing a Mission Statement, goals and objectives, specific activities, and timelines.  In essence, Mr. Baldwin developed in the committee the capacity to build the Technology Plan.  While he could have produced such a plan himself, this alternative course has better served our organization since our committee members now refer to the plan as a “living document” which they feel free to revise when necessary.  We could not have completed this without Dave’s interpersonal skills and experience.

Buckeye Association of School Administrators

Dave Baldwin and the SMART Partnership demonstrate sound learning principles and builds excellent school/business relationships which result in strong support for the school system.  Likewise, students gain first-hand knowledge of academic skills being utilized in the “real” world, the workplace.  SMART Partnership encourages students to excel academically resulting in greater academic success of the school building and school district.

Aquarian also did an assessment on our technology needs;  hardware & software, WEB-based services, voice-activation systems, interactive telecommunications, internet based learning and general counsel.

The National Association of Local Boards of Health

Dave Baldwin spoke at the 7th annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 30, 1999.  The session was entitled “Technology and Boards of Health:  What must we plan for in 2000 and beyond.”  Mr. Baldwin co-presented this session with Mr. Luis Kun, Senior Computer Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.  

Lilly Endowment Inc

Dave participated in the session entitled Models of Effective Collaboration to Improve Educational Attainment at the Education Symposium.  

Pioneer Career & Technology Center

Dave Baldwin worked with the Pioneer Career and Technology Center for “Public Awareness and Marketing Consultation” and assisted the district in developing an extensive marketing plan.  Dave’s involvement in the district established new healthy business partnerships.

MedCentral Health System

Aquarian contracted with MedCentral Health Systems to create a Safety Education Module for annual training for all hospital employees.  

Bowling Green State University Firelands

Dave worked extensively on a job-ready career campus for BGSU.  He brought terrific energy and insight to the project.  Offering a combination of creative mentoring with programmatic ideas that went beyond traditional, and he insisted on employer-based participation that was far beyond the typical lip-service offered in/for most initiatives of this sort.

Ivy Tech Community College, Gayle & Bill Cook Center For Entrepreneurship

Dave worked with Ivy Tech State College to implement The Indiana Schools SMART Partnership.  

Metropolitan Educational Council

Dave facilitated 65 school entities in Central Ohio, leading them through a decision-making process concerning a highly political software issue.  Dave collected the necessary information and data to understand the issues and stumbling blocks the group had encountered in their long process.  He understood MEC’s main objectives were to provide information to the customers and, most importantly, remain neutral in the decision-making process.  The professional efforts Aquarian provided to their customers were invaluable in the process and brought proper closure to the issue.

North Central Ohio Computer Cooperative

Aquarian provided consulting services for a project involving 16 school districts and partnering businesses with four subcommittees consisting of approximately 120 people.

HEALTHspital

Dave Baldwin serves on the board of directors for HEALTHspital, A Better Paradigm for Health Care.

Bloomington Economic Development Corporation

Richland Source

Parr Insurance Agency

Ohio History Connection

Ohio Arts Council

Regional Rehab Centers

Mansfield Art Center

Lorain County General Health District

IMLEA

Central Ohio Technical College

Heritage Ohio

Idea Foundry

North Central State College

MT Business Technologies

Lorain City Health Department

Canton City Health Department

eTech Ohio

Indiana Chamber Foundation

Knox County Health Department

Ohio Job & Family Services

Federal Express

Richland Community Development Group

Rubber & Plastics Research Association

BioScience Consortium of Northeast Ohio

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