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. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer: Pickaway County Fair

    Jun 22, 2018

    The second stop on the Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer (OSSS) was the Pickaway County Fair. It was a beautiful day – full of sunshine and a slight breeze to cool the fairgoers, and OBIC Student Assistant, Brad Collins and I. This time, we set up near the fair’s entrance, alongside other booths such as the Ohio Farm Bureau and the Pickaway County Health Department. Being near the fair’s entrance allowed us an opportunity to speak with people entering and exiting the fair throughout the day.

  2. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer: Paulding County Fair

    Jun 17, 2018

    The Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer is in full swing as OBIC student assistants, Brad Collins and Shivani Patel, visited the Paulding County Fair recently. Pulling into the Paulding County fairgrounds, we were greeted by Sarah Noggle, an OSU Extension Educator. She was extremely enthusiastic about our program and helped us feel as if we were at home in Paulding County. We set up the Sustainable World Tour (SWT) van outside of Acres of Fun – an indoor entertainment area filled with fun and educational booths for people to check out at their leisure.

  3. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer Hits The Road

    Jun 4, 2018

    In collaboration with the Ohio Soybean Council, the OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center will be hitting the road this summer to attend 22 different Ohio county fairs, as well as all five sessions of Ohio FFA Camp, Muskingum.