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Innovation Center

COVID-19 Update: The Innovation Center is open to our on-site essential businesses and maintaining safe operations. The Innovation Center is also providing virtual business development support to all of its clients and accepting new clients during this crisis. For a full list of COVID-19 business resources, please click hereContact us with any questions. 


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

OHIO students gain experience at the IC

The Innovation Center has fostered more than 300 companies that have created more than 3,000 jobs in southeastern Ohio since its inception in 1983. In addition to providing entrepreneurs with space and services to grow their ideas into successful businesses, the incubator also provides rich and unique hands-on learning experiences to Ohio University undergraduates.

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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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ARC Awards Innovation Center $250,000 Grant

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $250,000 to Ohio University for renovations to the Ohio University Innovation Center (IC). The funds will be used to convert former office space into a biotechnology laboratory, and add a new heating system and virtual conferencing technology to the building. 

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The Ohio University Innovation Center provides valuable business incubation resources to fuel the economy in Athens, Ohio and the surrounding region. Your gift supports our mission to connect entrepreneurs with the people and resources needed to grow businesses and create jobs in Southeast Ohio. 

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