What Is The OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center?

The Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC) connects different segments of the bioproducts community to nurture business ecosystems and facilitate commercialization of new, sustainable bioproduct technologies.

OBIC recently received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture to form a Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE). The Ohio State University is working alongside 19 other universities around the U.S. to provide a unique leadership development experience to prepare student delegates to assume leadership roles in the emerging bioeconomy.


  1. The Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer Signs-Off on Another Great County Fair Tour

    Oct 1, 2019

    Over the past 5 months, our staff has been on the road for tens of hours, driving hundreds of miles, talking to thousands of Ohioans, all about ONE small, but mighty, bean. The 2019 Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer program brought interactive bioeconomy education to five of Ohio’s great county fairs. Our team traveled to Paulding, Crawford, Union, Darke, and Morrow counties to speak with consumers about the emerging bioeconomy and soy-based technologies.

  2. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum

    Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum: Round 2

    Jul 30, 2019

    Every year, around the first week of June, school-busses and vans flood the rural backroads of Carroll County, Ohio, shuttling student leaders from all around the state to the banks of Leesville Lake, where they will attend Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum. The National FFA Organization seeks to develop the future leaders in science, business, technology, and Agriculture. FFA Members from Ohio’s 315 local chapters can attend one of five general camp sessions where they will participate in leadership development, conservation education, and outdoor recreation activities.

  3. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer at West Fest 2019

    West Fest

    May 23, 2019

    On May 18th, the Ohio State University’s West Campus welcomed visitors to celebrate scientific progress and sustainability, while providing a stage for participating departments and community partners to showcase their work. The Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer fit well within the mission of the event, as we again introduced consumers to the benefits of a biobased lifestyle. We also introduced a new activity at this event: Biobased Bubbles. In addition to our bioproducts identification activity, we allowed consumers to see our mission in action.