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

Governor DeWine Named 2020 ARC States’ Co-Chair

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has been elected as the Appalachian Regional Commission state's co-chair. As co-chair, Governor DeWine will work directly with the federal co-chair to  invest in economic growth and development across the Appalachian Region.

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Athens Chamber Names New President

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Dani Underhill as its new President. Mrs. Underhill replaces Michelle Oestrike who has been leading the organization for nearly four years. Mrs. Underhill’s first day will be Monday, January 6, 2020.

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The Innovation Economy: What Comes After Coal

The Athens News has just released part one of its series that describes the lasting negative economic impact left by the coal companies. Athens County Commissioner Chris Chmiel cites the IC as a successful program that moves the region into the "innovation economy."

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