Innovate with CIS

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

Develop Your Innovation Proficiency

Center for Innovation Strategies Innovation Leader Program

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.

Work with Innovative Undergraduate Teams to Explore Growth Opportunities

OnRamp Student Innovation Experiential Programs

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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Engage with Graduate Business Talent  

Experiential Program in Drug Development

In 2020, CIS launched the Experiential Program in Drug Development (EPDD) for MBA and graduate students. Led by Brian Wulff, PhD, The EPDD 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