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Scripps College’s Associate Dean Is in the Vanguard of Innovation

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Dr. Michelle Ferrier is a pioneer in digital content, online education communities, digital identity and reputation management and media entrepreneurship. She also is the Associate Dean for Innovation, Research and Creative Activity for the Scripps College of Communication. In that role, she leads many of the college’s innovation activities. Ferrier not only leads college innovation… Read More

Scripps College Alum Wins Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

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Scripps College alumnus (1993) Winston Breeden III won this year’s Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. This is an award given by Ohio University to recognize current and former faculty and students who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship. The award is named for Wilfred Konneker, a noted Ohio University alumnus who… Read More

Start-up Companies Go Through Intake System to be Admitted to the Ohio University Innovation Center

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If a company or an entrepreneur would like to share space and resources within the Innovation Center, they must first talk with Lauren McCullough, the Client Service Coordinator and go through a rigorous intake system. She will ask questions to determine if there is a tangible need or problem to be solved and whether this… Read More

Innovation E-Teams Bring Venture Development Conversations to the Region

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TechGrowth Ohio, an outgrowth of the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University, has developed E-Teams to bring venture development to a 20 county area in Southeastern Ohio. Heading that project is Faith Knutsen, the Associate Director of Operations. The purpose of the E-Teams is to encourage and inspire venture development and… Read More

The Office of Technology Transfer Helps Faculty/Staff Commercialize Innovations

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The Office of Technology Transfer at Ohio University, headed by Bob Silva, plays a critical role in helping faculty and staff to commercialize innovations and intellectual property – thereby bringing revenue to the university. “We have a very robust innovation climate here at Ohio University,” Silva says. He notes that his office must first identify… Read More

Voinovich School Is At the Hub of Innovation for the University and the Region

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The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs has a mission to enhance the innovation environment at Ohio University and throughout the region, according to Dean Dr. Mark Weinberg. As founding-dean, Dr. Weinberg provides strategic oversight of the economic development including business technical assistance programs and “equity funding for high-growth businesses in the Appalachian Region.”… Read More

Ohio University’s VP for Research and Creative Activity Leads Innovation Charge

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Although innovation activities are spread across many departments and colleges at Ohio University, the epicenter of focus is in the office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity headed by Dr. Joseph Shields. He promotes research and creative endeavors by faculty, staff and students and he manages the university’s investment in that scholarship…. Read More

Local Companies Meeting the Needs of Pharmacies are Part of Ohio University’s Innovation Center

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Ed Zatta is not your typical drug store pharmacist. In addition to his regular pharmacy duties, Zatta is a pharmaceutical entrepreneur who calls the Ohio University Innovation Center home. He owns pharmacies and also is creating new companies to work with regional pharmacies. Zatta is the owner of RXQ Compounding LLC. It is a Federal… Read More

Rural Entrepreneur Promotes his Products to a Global Market

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Scott Bagley is a rural entrepreneur and innovator but he sells his products internationally. Bagley is founder of Exeterra, an Innovation Center company. He sells the Exeter Biochar Retort – a large round kiln that uses a high-heat process to produce charcoal materials from wood and animal bones in an energy-efficient, clean-burning way. He sells… Read More