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The Center for Innovation Strategies Will Partner with Ohio State's Department of Athletics

The Center for Innovation Strategies is proud to partner with the Ohio State Department of Athletics through the Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute to help develop student-athlete innovators, as part of the department's recent launch of The PlatformTM.


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The OnRamp Experience: A Student Perspective

Learn more about our OnRamp innovation program and our partnership with 99P Labs, Honda's, digital proving ground for mobility and energy innovators, from the perspective of one of our talented former students, Matt Komich


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The City of Columbus Diversity & Inclusion Symposium

The Diversity & Inclusion Symposium is a three-day conference hosted by the City of Columbus. Through keynote speakers, Q&A sessions, and panels, this event explored how to create a culture of inclusion, innovation, and impact within Ohio’s public sector. CIS Executive Director Paul Reeder served as a speaker, contributing his innovation expertise to the conversation.

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OnRamp Helps Students Think About Solving Problems in a New Way

Ohio State undergraduate student participants in the Center for Innovation Strategies OnRamp student innovation program recently discussed their experiences in "Learning Unboxed," a podcast developed by The PAST Foundation.

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OnRamp connecting Ohio State students and top companies

What started out as a project during Christian Lampasso’s time as an industrial and systems engineering student at Ohio State has quickly — and not so quietly — turned into a full-time endeavor.

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Student-led initiative ramps up innovation

After discovering his passion for entrepreneurship, recent industrial and systems engineering graduate Christian Lampasso founded and now directs a new innovation program at Ohio State that gives students the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of disruptive technology.

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Cannabis industry must take on enforcement inequities to increase diversity, panel says

The Moritz College of Law Drug Enforcement and Policy Center and the Center for Innovation Strategies held a panel of legal and business leaders to discuss making cannabis industry employment more diverse, which requires grappling with decades of inequitable enforcement of a product that's still federally illegal.

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Smart Circuit self-driving shuttles fuel Ohio State research

The Center for Innovation Strategies and Ohio State’s Institute for Materials Research collaborated on a three-day INNOVATE-O-thon event in November with DriveOhio, an initiative working to advance smart mobility in Ohio. Each semester, IMR challenges undergraduates studying a variety of disciplines to work with each other, as well as faculty, industry and government representatives to a solve real-world problem. The Center for Innovation Strategies' Executive Director, Paul Reeder, helped facilitate student ideation sessions for this project.

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Innovation summit tackles building an entrepreneurial culture

Attendees at The Ohio State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Innovation Summit 2018 received a series of first-hand insights into how companies have successfully built entrepreneurial cultures.


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