The Ohio Department of Higher Education together with six participating universities has launched the Ohio Innovation Exchange to help increase collaboration between higher education and industry. Built upon technology from Digital Science portfolio companies Symplectic and Dimensions, the new platform seeks to offer a new information-driven solution to facilitate connections and allows visitors to:

  • find relevant experts and suitable potential collaborators
  • explore each institution’s publications, patents, and equipment
  • connect with the OIEx network of industry liaisons to find more information and create relationships with researchers and institutions

From research partnerships, intellectual property, and technology licensing opportunities to business development and even student internships, OIEx brings those connections to bear, and the scope of OIEx will expand further as other institutions join.

When asked about the development process, Tim Cain shared “Digital Science demonstrated that they understood the drivers of higher education; the complexities of institutional data, the decentralized and myriad ways this data is often managed, but most importantly they could point to proven strategies and ways to deal with that. We also wanted a provider who was at the forefront of modern informatics, one who was progressive in its thinking of how to integrate data sources such as Altmetrics.”

To learn more about the innovative new platform and understand how the project came about, view the full case study here.