Ohio University

Innovation Center

Building Businesses. Changing Lives.

Incubating startups since 1983.

Recent Awards

inBia | 2019 Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the Year Award.
UBI Global 2015 Top University Business Incubator Notrh America Top 10
inBia | Rural-Based Entrepreneurship  Center of the year

2018 Economic Impact of Companies Supported by the Innovation Center:


The Latest News from the IC

New Corporate Engagement Office at OU

To build greater capacity for corporate engagement and stewardship and to grow corporate relationships, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis created the Corporate Engagement Task Force: a central location for matchmaking and navigation services for corporate partners.

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Nomination Window Open For Konneker Award

The  Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship recognizes current and former faculty members or students who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship. 

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TechOhio’s Startup Culture Awards are Back!

Last year, TechOhio introduced companies across the state to the Startup Culture Awards, a search for the Ohio startup with the best company culture. Now, the Startup Culture Awards are back and better than ever and TechOhio wants to hear from you!

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