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: Lorain, Hancock, & Morrow County

    Sep 14, 2018

    Schools are back in session, autumn is rapidly approaching, and we have recently wrapped up the Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer county fair tour. Lorain, Hancock, and Morrow Counties were the final three stops on our twenty-two county fair tour. Although we have conducted our outreach activities at county fairs all across the great state of Ohio, the last three were certainly some of the most memorable.

  2. CABLE Student Delegate Spotlight: Daniel Pegoretti Leite de Souza

    Sep 10, 2018

    “I think CABLE will help me to develop leadership habits and problem solving skills that I do not have and that could be crucial for my career goals.”

    Daniel Pegoretti Leite de Souza is a Ph.D. student in Forestry Management at SUNY-ESF. Learn more about the role his family played in his decision to pursue forestry, his career aspirations coming from Venezuela, and what he enjoys doing in his free time in our interview below.

    Q: What university are you attending and what are you studying?

  3. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer: Darke & Allen County

    Sep 5, 2018

    Our summer tour of Ohio’s county fairs is winding down to a close, and it feels bittersweet. We may have been to more fairs than the average person in one summer, but Brad and I still look forward to attending each one. Today, we are reflecting on our visits to the Darke and Allen County fairs, our 18th and 19th stops respectively.