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Innovation Center

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 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
"As the CEO of an OU Innovation Center client in the medical device field, I can personally vouch for the strong and very valuable support that I and my team have received from the center. The support, guidance, and counsel continue to play a critical role as we further build out our platform for success."   -Gary Wakeford, CEO, AEIOU Scientific

Testimonials

"We are so happy that we located our company at the Ohio University Innovation Center.  The staff is a pleasure to work with and very responsive.  We look forward to continuing our residency in the future."   -Dr. J. Suzanne Lindsey, Founder, Recōdagen

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"The Innovation Center coached us on the market assessment, proof of concept, go-to-market strategy, and financial modeling."   -David Carter, Co-Founder, Jersey Watch

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"The Innovation Center has been instrumental in helping Nature's Magic sustain growth during this trying time. They have assisted in the process of applying through the FDA to produce hand sanitizer, securing key ingredients, and moving into a lab space to accommodate production."  - Danielle Young, Founder, Nature's Magic

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"Beyond the access to the shared lab and equipment, the Innovation Center has provided us with support staff and interns that enable us to grow beyond the infancy stages of business. Their lab director has provided immense insight and thought leadership. Specifically, through the cooperation of the lab director we were just able to institute GLP practices in our lab which will enable us to add at least 10 new jobs in the next 3 years."   -Nick Henderson, CEO, InfinixBio

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"It’s a career goal of mine to hold a manager position within a company. A good manager is likable by others and shows leadership qualities. My time at the Innovation Center has supported these areas in a way that I can reflect in both my education and future career."  -Maddy Casey, Student Office Assistant

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"Way to go! The impact the Innovation Center has brought to the University and our region has been so beneficial."  -Sherry Calkins, Community Member

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"The center has been a true blessing for me and for the community. Thanks to the whole staff for your faith in innovation and for your tireless enthusiasm. "  -Dr. JD Kittle, CSO, FSC

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2019 Economic Impact of Companies Supported by the Innovation Center:

335
JOBS CREATED
$22.8M
GENERATED IN EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION
$78M
GENERATED IN ECONOMIC OUTPUT

The Latest News from the IC

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.

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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.

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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. 

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