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:

279
JOBS CREATED
$12.9M
GENERATED IN EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION
$2.1M
CONTRIBUTED TO STATE/LOCAL TAXES

The Latest News from the IC

3D printing brings ancient artifacts to life

The University Libraries worked with scientists and lab managers at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Innovation Center to create 3D images and printed replicas of a clay tablet, scarab seal and cylindrical seal in the University Libraries’ Rare Book Collection.

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Startup Weekend Athens is Back

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem up you'd like to slove but don't know where to start? Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

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Fossil Rebuild Animation Wins PaleoArt Award

Joseph Groenke spent months piecing together – in digitized form – a set of shattered fossil teeth from an extinct mammal that lived around 70 million years ago. When he was finished, Groenke, condensed his long and painstaking reconstruction job into an award-winning 30-second animation. 

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