OHIO receives an extension to its APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity designation, a nod to its continued support of Southeast Ohio

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) has extended a highly competitive community and economic development designation to Ohio University.

2021 IEP Innovation Finalist Spotlight: Ohio University

Ohio University (OHIO) focuses on research that builds vibrant communities; aligns its resources around an institution-wide commitment to regional economic engagement; and, through partnerships with state and federal agencies, leverages public resources as a part of its financial commitment to improve the regions and communities it serves. 

Innovation Center medical device client company, OsteoDx Inc. featured by TechOhio

How OsteoDX’s technology can help those suffering from osteoporosis and save billions.

OHIO Innovation Center boasts another year of job growth, economic impact in 2020

Ohio University’s Innovation Center supported 269 jobs that generated an estimated $23 million in employee compensation in Athens County in 2020, according to a new economic impact report. 

OHIO named finalist for 2021 APLU Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Award

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Ohio University as one of six university finalists for its ninth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards.

EDA Grants the IC a $1.2 million CARES Act Recovery Grant

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce granted the Innovation Center $1.2 million in funding from the CARES Recovery Act. This grant will be used to provide technical assistance to biotechnology entrepreneurs and modify lab spaces at the IC. This grant will be matched with $304,225 in local funding.

Innovation Center Receives $350,000 Federal Grant

The Innovation Center has secured $350k in federal grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide critical business support to biotechnology startups. Specifically, the grants will be used to help fund the ongoing construction of 3 new biotech labs and to give business support and technical assistance to clients.

Innovation Center Director, Stacy Strauss, Shares Expertise

Innovation Center Director, Stacy Strauss, joined a panel sponsored by JobsOhio at Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies Summit. Strauss discussed the reasons why Ohio is becoming so appealing to young professionals. She also shared her insight on what new hires are looking for in a company and how expectations have changed during the pandemic.

IC Client, OsteoDX, Secures an Investment from TechGROWTH Ohio

OsteoDX, Inc. secured an investment from the TechGROWTH Ohio Fund. This investment will help the team at OsteoDX prepare for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Funding application. They were selected for this investment because their promising technology presents a tremendous market opportunity for accurately assessing bone strength.

OHIO Innovation Center: Incubating Appalachia's Biotech Startups

The IC was recently highlighted by the Appalachian Regional Commission for our work over the past year. With funding from ARC and the Economic Development Administration, the IC was able to build three new biotechnology laboratories. These labs are expected to create 100 new jobs and aid in the creation of 10 new businesses over the next three years.