Spurring Ohio’s Economy

University R&D helps drive Ohio’s innovation economy.

Today, many states are experiencing reduced investment in research, product development and business creation. In response, Ohio’s public universities have ramped up their R&D, technology transfer and commercialization activities to ensure our state remains a center for private and federal investment.

Ohio’s public higher education institutions rank 7th in the nation for research and development spending, according to the National Science Foundation.

University-industry partnerships in Ohio drive discovery, economic growth and job creation. And universities continue to play a critical role in preparing a globally competitive workforce with a robust capacity for innovation. Their investments in cutting-edge research have led to transformative innovations that have spawned new industries, reinvigorated the manufacturing sector, created high-wage jobs, and positively impacted our daily lives.

Ohio’s public universities create a culture of entrepreneurship. Our students take advantage of incredible experiential learning opportunities that span the boundaries between academia and industry – such as learning from world-renowned scientists and engaging with successful entrepreneurs. They lead their own research projects and write business plans. They turn ideas into companies.

Spurring Ohio's Economy - Miami University and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Students
New Life for 1,000 Patents

A novel agreement between Miami University and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has created a new technology commercialization accelerator for Southwest Ohio. The partnership will bring together Miami faculty and students with AFRL and industry researchers, while also giving new life to more than 1,000 Air Force-developed patents and patent applications that have potential commercial use for the public good. In addition to providing access to research collaborations in areas such as communications, electronics, manufacturing and medicine, the agreement will provide great learning experiences for Miami students in entrepreneurship, science, engineering and intellectual property law.

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Spurring Ohio's Workforce -The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences and ProMedica Students
Next Generation of Medicine

The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences and ProMedica have come together in an innovative partnership to transform northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan by building a legacy model of health care and medical education. Together the two institutions hope to enhance their positions are an indispensable anchor institution in the regional community we serve – attracting top talent and transforming and improving our community – all toward making it a better place for all of us.

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Spurring Ohio's Workforce - The Internet of Things Collaborative
Boosting Regional Technology Development

The Internet of Things Collaborative was created by bringing together Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University, with the generous support of the Cleveland Foundation, in an unprecedented regional public-private academic collaboration.

This partnership shares ideas and assets, conducts groundbreaking research, discovers new resources, and educates future leaders to integrate IoT applications in manufacturing, energy, health care and civic infrastructure sectors throughout Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

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