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IC Graduate, Jersey Watch, Acquired by Mayhem Sports


IC graduate Jersey Watch is a sports league management software that helps youth sports programs create and maintain websites for their leagues. They were acquired by Greg LaLonde through his new company Mayhem Sports. LaLonde believes that Jersey Watch is well-positioned to take advantage of the recent push towards digitalization due to the pandemic.

IC Client, AEIOU Scientific, Won NASA iTech Competition


IC Client, AEIOU Scientific, competed in NASA iTech's Ignite the Night competition and won. Gary Wakeford, CEO, presented the company's Cortical Bone Measurement Technology and discussed how it could be used by astronauts to measure bone mass loss in space. AEIOU will advance to the semi-final round of the national competition.

OhioSE and JobsOhio Offer $1 Million Grant to General Mills


IC Client, OhioSE, and JobsOhio have offered a $1 million development grant to expand operations of the General Mills production facility in Wellston, Ohio. The expansion of the facility is expected to increase the workforce to nearly 900 full-time employees. Jackson County Commissioners and the City of Wellston also assisted in securing the investment. 

Buckeye Hills Regional Council invested $68.5 million in SE Ohio


In 2019, Buckeye Hills Regional Council invested more than $68.5 million into support, development, and growth of its eight-county region. This investment includes project costs, matching funds, and private contributions. The Council's mission is to work cooperatively to improve its region comes to life through those who do the work.

Innovation Center Featured in ConnectED Newsletter


Check out the Summer 2020 issue of ConnectED, the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s quarterly newsletter. The Innovation Center is featured on page 14 for its continued positive economic impact in Athens County. The Innovation Center supported 335 jobs that generated an estimated $22 million in employee compensation in in 2019.

Ecolibrium Solar acquired by Unirac, Expanding Solar Mounting Offerings


Unirac, North America’s leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic mounting systems, has successfully completed the acquisition of Ecolibrium Solar, a prominent solar racking manufacturer headquartered in Athens, Ohio. The acquisition represents a significant expansion of Unirac’s product portfolio, adding Ecolibrium’s innovative product range.

ACE Recognizes Innovation Center Economic Impact


ACE member institutions are stepping up to support their local economies as cities and towns across the country continue to reopen. Ohio University's Innovation Center has continued offering virtual business development support and helping clients with 3-D printing design and product development through its small business incubator.

I-Corps@Ohio teams support innovation and economic development


Two Ohio University I-Corps@Ohio teams, Paint from Pollution and Ohio Construction Composites, are spurring regional economic development in southeastern Ohio through the commercialization of wastewater as paint and coal plastic composite as building materials. I-Corps@Ohio highlights the business side of technology. 

I-Corps@Ohio teams support innovation and economic development


Two Ohio University I-Corps@Ohio teams, Paint from Pollution and Ohio Construction Composites, are spurring regional economic development in southeastern Ohio through the commercialization of wastewater as paint and coal plastic composite as building materials. Eight OHIO teams have participated in the program.

Innovation Center increased job growth, economic impact in 2019


Ohio University’s Innovation Center supported 335 jobs that generated an estimated $22 million in employee compensation in Athens County in 2019, according to a new economic impact report. Over the last six years, the business incubator’s job creation numbers have increased 139%, and employee compensation generated from its client companies is up 273%.