Extension Outreach and Education

Extension Outreach, Education and Networking

OBIC Capabilities

Extension Outreach, Education, and Networking

OSU's College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences includes OSU Extension programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources , Family and Consumer Sciences , 4-H Youth Development, and Community Development, and Extension offices in all 88 counties in Ohio.

PolymerOhio is an industry association for the state's 2,800+ polymer facilities. PolymerOhio provides a broad range of technical and business services. Their team of consultants has considerable experience conducting techno-economic analyses for Ohio's plastics, rubber and advanced materials industries.

OSU ATECH provides expertise in marketing, business development, intellectual property management and technology transfer. The program works to foster and accelerate economic development, with a primary focus on food, agricultural, environmental and life science technologies.

OSU's Center for Entrepreneurship at The Fisher College of Business supports academic research, education and community engagement in entrepreneurship.

Project Management. OBIC provides leadership and management for OBIC programs, with the option of contracting services (e.g., with PolymerOhio) for project management if needed.

OBIC plays a key role in Networking and Building Partnerships between academia and the business sector, forming linkages that are essential to building Ohio's bioeconomy. OBIC alliance members represent all segments of the "Cell to Sell" pipeline and offer tremendous networking capability upon which OBIC can build.

OBIC can provide Leadership to guide state and federal policymakers, community and business leaders, and educators on bioproducts policy and initiatives in Ohio and the U.S. OBIC alliance members, including the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio Agribusiness Association, PolymerOhio and other organizations represent member interests in government and community affairs.

Grant and proposal writing - OBIC staff has considerable experience pursuing federal, state and private sector funding and grant opportunities. Grant writing services can be contracted where needed.

OBIC links academia and industry collaborators along the bioproducts supply chain, utilizing the vast resources and expertise of The Ohio State University (OSU), Battelle Memorial Institute, national laboratories and OBIC's industry partners.