Corporate Sponsored Research at Ohio State

Change the world, one project at a time

What can we do together? The possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Impact the world and shape a society with research from innovators in your industry. Tell us how you want to make a change, we’ll help you realize your vision and walk with you every step of the way. 

How we can work together

Sponsor proprietary research projects

Companies consistently turn to Ohio State's research experts and resources to help explore and investigate new frontiers, access state-of-the-art laboratories and apply groundbreaking research to real-world solutions. The university provides industry partners three options for the handling of intellectual property.

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Participate in centers, institutes and consortia

The university has more than 100 centers and institutes - these non-degree granting educational units are engaged in research and services where students, faculty experts, companies and other organizations come together to solve key societal issues.

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Find expertise and assets

A service of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Innovation Exchange promotes Ohio’s university-based research activities, professors and resources to a larger industry base, making it easier for businesses to find and partner with the state’s leading academics.

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Top 5

consistent ranking in industry-sponsored research


centers, institutes and testing facilities across


active startup companies spun out of Ohio State


active licensing deals based on Ohio State tech


issued US patents

Contact us

You can’t create impact without taking the first step. Simply answer a few questions via the form link below. We can’t wait to see what we will do together.

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You have questions? We have answers.

You’re in the right place. The Ohio State Corporate Partnerships team connects corporations with all the right people across the university. Fill out our engagement intake form or reach out to any member of the team. We will be happy to help you navigate towards a solution to your needs.

Research engagement at Ohio State takes on many forms depending on your needs. Sponsored research is what we typically support between the University and Industry partners. We start by identifying the research needs of the industry partner, then we connect them with the appropriate resource whether a professor, researcher or other and make the connection to begin discussion on what the goals are for the engagement. Our Corporate Partnerships team will help guide your relationship and be an advocate for you and your goals every step of the way.

More than 600 innovations developed at Ohio State are licensed to companies helping develop them into beneficial products and services. Ohio State technology has also been the basis for more than 100 startup companies.