Technology Commercialization Office

It’s that time a year again, Startup Weekend hits Columbus, Ohio.  Packed in the third Floor of the Crane Center on the campus of the College of Art and Design, over 75 people are working feverishly this weekend to manifest an idea that didn’t exist just 54 hours ago.  They will slave over the next twodays to will their startup into  existence  and claim a slice of the growing entrepreneurial

Adding to their longstanding tradition of collaboration, Ohio State and The J.M. Smucker Co. have partnered to conduct innovative research on one of the world’s favorite beverages: coffee. The university’s Industry Liaison Office (ILO) and the Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer Office (TCO) recently teamed up to create a sponsored research project with the Orrville, Ohio-based food company, whose many brands include Folgers coffee. Bryan Kinnamon, ILO director for CFAES,


May 2013

Big Omaha 5

Last week I attended the Big Omaha 5, the “most fabulous conference on innovation and entrepreneurship”. .. and was it fabulous!   Why yes it was!  Here at TCO, and specifically in the Shop, we’re all about startups.  Big Omaha has a big deal reputation in the Midwest for putting together probably the coolest, most hip, startup conference you’ll ever attend.It delivered.  Its format is like a TED: big thinking, big talks, big themes, big connections. With MadMen

Seven-thirty a.m. may come early, but that doesn’t keep the Wakeup Startup crowds from forming at Ohio State’s Technology Commercialization Office (TCO). Wakeup Startup (WUSU) is an entrepreneur-driven movement designed to connect those committed to creating, building, and growing companies and innovations. Occurring on the second Friday of each month, it’s also rapidly becoming the place to see and be seen in the entrepreneurial world. What started as an event

Building ideas and businesses from the ground up is an enticing prospect to many Ohio State students who are hungry for success on their terms. Opting to create instead of conform, shaping a career path around startups was once deemed a fad by labor experts and is now a full blown movement gaining considerable speed. CoStart, Ohio State’s student organization that celebrates innovation and is housed in the Technology Commercialization

What started as a very engaged and entrepreneurial group of research faculty turned into Ohio State’s first Peer-to-Peer Commercialization Network with a goal of helping drive translation research and innovation. Under a new program started by The Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) research faculty were nominated by their Deans and Chairs to act as a lead specialist in entrepreneurial activity and innovative outreach.  The Deans of Medicine, FAES, Arts and Sciences,

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cleveland Clinic Innovations and The Ohio State University’s Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer Office (TCO) have entered into an alliance to accelerate and commercialize medical innovations. This collaborative effort, which creates the largest medical commercialization network in Ohio, is focused on improving and extending the lives of patients, and will have a positive impact on the State of Ohio through job creation and economic development. “This partnership