Since 2018, the Ohio Innovation Exchange has served as a driver of economic development and innovation across Ohio. This web-based platform provides a next-generation mechanism to stimulate increased collaboration between Ohio’s universities and industries.
Underpinned by high-quality curated data, OIEx is supported by an inter-university network of industry and research professionals. OIEx effectively facilitates new partnerships with regional economic development offices, industry engagement/higher education professionals, academic leaders, faculty members, and library colleagues.
In this short case study, Jeff Agnoli, Senior Liaison for Strategic Partnerships with the Ohio Innovation Exchange in the Office of Corporate Partnerships at The Ohio State University, takes us through how OIEx is meeting its mission, and highlights some key case studies and research breakthroughs enabled by the connection of research institutions with industry.