The Ohio State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship supports academic research, education and community engagement in innovation and entrepreneurship.

The center strives to advance both the science and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship in order to stimulate economic growth and development through new company formation, technology commercialization, new product and service creation and improved competitive performance of entrepreneurial and innovation based ventures.

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.

As a global leader in the development and dissemination of entrepreneurship and innovation theory and practice, The Ohio State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will:

  • Advance scientific research and development in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Provide the highest quality instruction in innovation and entrepreneurship, including grounded experiential learning opportunities

Defining Innovation

Innovation spans multiple disciplines and departments within companies and industries.
It is the practice of top-line growth and value creation through the development of new products and services, including new branded concepts, patents, and intellectual property.

  • Begins with target consumer’s articulated and unarticulated wants and needs
  • Employs multi-disciplinary collaboration
  • Incorporates networked, “open innovation” based partnerships
  • Combines strategic rigor and creative intuition in decision making