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Ohio State Partners with Signet Accel LLC to Accelerate Health Care Data Sharing Worldwide Agreement includes largest up-front licensing fee  COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University today announced the signing of an exclusive worldwide agreement with a new company formed by Signet Enterprises: Signet Accel LLC. The new company will license a portfolio of cutting-edge Ohio State-developed software technologies for health care data sharing and advanced analytics through the

As Ohio State continues to expand its role in the commercialization of research, it is important that we create an environment that facilitates and rewards research creativity and entrepreneurship. To support and stimulate entrepreneurial activity among our researchers, three university-wide awards were presented on November 6, 2013, to our most successful faculty, staff, and student entrepreneurs. Read full story at

Ohio State was one of 16 schools to earn the inaugural designation of  “Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities,” by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. The new designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development and community development. — > Read more:


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