The Ohio State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an official academic center of The Ohio State University housed at the Fisher College of Business.

Inspiring the Entrepreneurial Mindset

The Ohio State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) collaborates across campus and in the community as a facilitator and connector to promote innovation and entrepreneurship 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 and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Our mission

We provide experiences, skills and resources to help students, professionals and our community partners develop and apply an entrepreneurial mindset in the pursuit of their aspirations.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Because companies are increasingly employing innovation process to achieve sustainable differentiation and long-term viability, universities and organizations need to:

  • Prepare students for a new professional paradigm
  • Partner with one another through research, training and development focused on new processes for ideation, incubation, and commercialization
  • Enact new approaches to value creation applied to a cross section of issues and problems, including job creation