From prototype building to VC investment, Ohio State more active in nudging technology to market

Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.

Written by Carrie Ghose.

Ohio State University is taking a more hands-on approach to getting technology from its labs to market, from regulatory help to prototype building, in hopes of boosting the odds of a commercial success.

“We have taken the active initiative of taking early stage inventions such as pharmaceuticals, engineering and other inventions and perform the proof of concept ourselves,” Matt McNair, Ohio State University vice president of economic and corporate engagement, said in an email. “This was not done in the past and is a new approach to enhancing our success in commercializing inventions from the university.”

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Originally published December 19, 2016.

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