Business Engagement Opportunities

There are a number of great engagement opportunities among businesses, industry, corporations and the College of Arts and Sciences. 

We understand that each company is unique and look forward to identifying and crafting a tailored partnership plan. Review some of our key opportunities: 

Connect with Us

If interested in Sponsored Research, contact: 
Andrea Ward Ross
Assistant Executive Dean for Research
College of Arts and Sciences
114 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
ward-ross.1@osu.edu | (614) 688-4216

Partnership Opportunities

Sponsored Research

Ohio State ranks 3rd nationally among all research universities in industry-sponsored research. The scope and excellence of research programs make Ohio State a leading force of innovation and change – locally, nationally and globally.

The College of Arts and Sciences can connect you with the most appropriate faculty researchers and departments for your research interests. 

Contact Andrea Ward Ross, Assistant Executive Dean for Research, for more information at ward-ross.1@osu.edu or (614) 688-4216.

Technology Commercialization

The Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) specializes in establishing partnerships to bring our many researchers’ innovations to market.

Strategic Philanthropy

We will work with you to ensure your gift has the impact you want. Strategic giving opportunities include:

  • Building and Program Naming Opportunities
  • Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Named Faculty Positions

Campus Participation and Sponsorships

Establish a presence on campus and increase your visibility by getting involved personally and financially. This involvement might include:

  • Award Programs and Competitions
  • Conferences, Seminars and Lecture Series
  • Service on College advisory committees
  • Student Engagement Programs
  • Mentoring
  • Student Groups

In-Kind Goods and Services

Share your business strengths by donating the goods and services you produce. These may include:

  • Technology, software and equipment
  • Personnel, services and expertise
  • Tickets, student discounts and gift certificates
  • Promotional media

Recruiting

Internships, externships, co-ops, full-employment or short-term specific needs – Ohio State’s various career centers connect you with the students and skills your business needs. Corporate and Foundation Relations can work with you to find the appropriate office.

Support the Arts

Show your company’s support of the performing and visual arts by getting involved with our institutions and developing artists or through sponsoring a performance, exhibit or event. Opportunities to support the arts include:

Industry Liaison Office

The Industry Liaison Office (ILO) works to facilitate seamless collaborations between industry and Ohio State researchers that foster economic development in Ohio and beyond. Their office understands innovation is vital to your company’s growth and expansion. Linking the university’s immense assets to the needs of your industry can result in new ideas for products, improved processes and an expansion of services offered.

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