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: Miami & Mercer County

    Aug 20, 2018

    The Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer is quickly wrapping up as Brad and I have only a few more county fairs left to attend. We drove to the western part of Ohio to attend both the Miami and Mercer County fairs this past week, marking the program as more than 75% complete. Driving across Ohio in the Sustainable World Tour van has been great, especially when we pass through counties where we attended their fair earlier in the summer.

  2. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer: Champaign, Athens, & Holmes County

    Aug 20, 2018

    The Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer is well over half-way to our goal of attending 22 of Ohio’s county fairs. Last week, we conducted our outreach and education program at the Champaign, Athens, and Holmes County fairs. All the counties we have visited so far have all been very different. Some counties have been very rural others are more urban, but every county offers a unique experience.

  3. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer: Greene County

    Aug 9, 2018

    The Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer is officially more than halfway through our 22 county fair schedule! Last week, we were at the Greene County fair slightly southwest of Columbus. We were lucky enough to be set up inside the Assembly Hall, out of the blistering sun, and surrounded by 4-H and FFA youth projects on display. Brad and I spoke to these bright students, many of which we are confident will be the next generation’s leaders in the bioeconomy. As we explained the emerging need for biobased products, we attracted many farmers to our table.