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. Represent Ohio State in CABLE

    Mar 21, 2018

    The Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE) links university students pursuing a sustainable world with bioeconomy industry partners seeking new talent to fill leadership roles. As members of CABLE, University faculty mentors leverage CABLE’s leadership training programs, webinars, materials and relationships with industry partners to actively augment their students’ professional development and career preparation.

    Benefits of participation include:

  2. CABLE Student Delegate Spotlight: Tannon Daugaard

    Mar 21, 2018

    "When I first heard about CABLE I was immediately intrigued by the opportunity to develop professionally through a program specifically geared for the field of research (biorenewables) that I would like to continue my career in." Tannon Daugaard is the CABLE Student Delegate from Iowa State University and feels he has already gained a great deal from the program. Find out what his career aspirations are and how he stays focused when his playful boxer pup, Nala, wants his attention.

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

  3. Faculty Mentor Spotlight: Ray Huhnke

    Mar 15, 2018

    An interview with Ray Huhnke, CABLE Faculty Mentor from Oklahoma State University.


    Q: What university are you the Faculty Mentor for and what is your area of expertise?

    Ray: University: Oklahoma State University