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 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.

  2. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer at COSI

    COSI Science Festival: Big Science Celebration

    May 23, 2019

    Spring downpours did not stop the Columbus community from making a big turnout at the COSI Big Science Celebration. On Saturday, May 4th, we conducted our Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer activities with community members and provided an interactive introduction to sustainability, the soybean industry, and the emerging bioeconomy. The COSI Big Science Celebration was the perfect setting to introduce the public to biobased and soy-based products.

  3. Sustainable World Tour Van at Ohio FFA Convention

    Blue and Gold to Scarlet and Gray

    May 16, 2019

    On Thursday, May 2nd, we welcomed a sea of blue jackets to West Campus for the Blue & Gold to Scarlet & Gray event. This event is designed for high school students traveling to Columbus for the Ohio FFA Convention. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is among the largest youth organizations in the United States. This organization is based in career technical education and prioritizes preparing youth to be leaders within the agriculture industry.