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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

IC Graduate QuickLoadz to Expand near The Plains

A growing manufacturer of patented truck beds and trailers that automatically load and unload shipping containers on Tuesday announced that it’s expanding into the Bill Theisen Industrial Park in near The Plains in Athens County, according to a news release from JobsOhio.

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LIGHTS-INC Earns Additional Funding

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) recently awarded $1.5 million to expand entrepreneurial training and partnerships with substance abuse recovery networks across Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia through the new “LIGHTS Inclusive” initiative. The project is expected to create 133 jobs.

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OHIO PTAC Has Banner Year Helping Clients

The Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center (OHIO PTAC), part of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, successfully connected small and mid-sized business owners with federal, state and local government contracts worth more than $896 million in 2018.

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