COVID-19 Update as of May 4, 2020:
The Innovation Center is open and maintaining safe operations in support of its business clients. The Innovation Center is also accepting new clients during this pandemic. For a full list of COVID-19 business resources, please click here. Contact us with any questions.
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Little Cities of Black Diamonds
May 28, 2020
This area is no stranger to hard economic times, even when the rest of the country’s economy has prospered. These communities’ struggles began after their main economic engines of resource extraction pulled out, and they’ve been through successive boom and bust cycles. In recent years, in Athens County in particular, the main source of jobs has been either in higher education, government or health-care.
How Does Ohio University Best Serve Its Stakeholders?
May 17, 2020
Ohio University serves as a case study of an institution of higher learning that has expanded its involvement with communities over the last several decades. For example, the Ohio University Innovation Center serves the region by providing meeting space and laboratories as well as access to executive coaching and industry expertise.
IC Student Workers Adjust to Working Remotely
May 6, 2020
Across Ohio University, significant efforts were made to create meaningful remote working opportunities for student workers to keep working during the 2020 Spring Semester after the University switched to remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. Student workers experienced professional development opportunities and trainings.