Center for Innovation Strategies

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The Center for Innovation Strategies (CIS) is an official academic center of The Ohio State University housed at the Fisher College of Business. CIS collaborates across campus and in the community as a facilitator and connector to promote innovation at Ohio State and beyond.

Our programs are designed to help our students and partners learn from academic and industry experts, engage with and influence the talent pipeline and connect with the broader innovation ecosystem.

Our mission

The Center for Innovation Strategies inspires a growth mindset in organizations and students by

  • Acting as a catalyst and facilitator within the innovation ecosystem;
  • Providing quality instruction and enabling the co-creation and sharing of innovation knowledge, frameworks and tools, and;
  • Advancing innovation research and applied practice.

Founding Members

CIS is grateful to its founding members whom we partner with to offer meaningful programs to drive growth in organizations of all sizes and to develop an innovative talent pipeline.

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