Innovate with CIS

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The Center for Innovation Strategies (CIS) offers customizable programs to meet your innovation needsfrom early stage ideation, vetting, and hand-offto developing your innovation talent pipeline.

Center for Innovation Strategies Innovation Leader Program

Develop Your Innovation Proficiency

CIS will work with your organization to facilitate customized programs to assist with all aspects of your innovation process, including ideation, experimentation, execution, and developing innovation leaders throughout your organization. Over eight weeks, CIS leadership leads a series of group facilitation and consultation sessions to guide innovation teams through the innovation process. Organizations provide problem/concept areas for exploration, de-risking and validation


OnRamp Student Innovation Experiential Programs

Work with Undergraduate Teams to Explore Growth Opportunities

OnRamp Student Innovation LogoThe Center for Innovation Strategies OnRamp student innovation program is a multi-program platform designed to assist companies with all stages of the innovation process, from ideation to hand-off. This platform allows corporate sponsors to engage with the CIS team and undergraduate students through a variety of innovative value-generating processes. Students have an opportunity to directly influence real-world innovations from concept to implementation. Innovation ideas or exploratory areas are posed from within the company, and company representatives oversee and help with the direction of the idea, with ongoing guidance and consultation from the CIS team.

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Medical Innovation Development Experiential Program

Engage with Graduate Business Talent 

In 2020, CIS launched the Medical Innovation Development Experiential Program (MID-EP) for MBA and graduate students. Led by Brian Wulff, PhD, MID-EP offers firsthand experience in the drug development process through interaction and support provided to university and external partners. Thanks to a generous gift from the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation, this experiential program draws upon the breadth of expertise at Ohio State by strengthening the relationship between Fisher, CIS and the Wexner Medical Center, a partnership that is centered by the strong connection between CIS and the Drug Development Institute (DDI).

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Contact Us

Jennifer Heckscher
Director of Innovation Programs