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 and if interested in sponsored research, contact: 

Jared Port
Drector of Research Services, College of Arts and Sciences
114 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210; 614-247-8309

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 Jared Port, Director of Research Services, for more information at or 614-247-8309.

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


Internships, externships, full-employment or short-term specific needs — the Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success connects you with the students and skills your business needs. The center can also facilitate introductions to other career centers across campus as needed.

Contact Scott Kustis, Director of Industry Connections at the Center for Career and Professional Success, for more information at or 614-247-8698.

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.