Intel expected to further boost Ohio State’s fast-growing research enterprise

Microchips background with Intel logo plus Ohio

When Intel Corp. brings an entirely new industry to the state, Ohio State University intends to play a central role building the ecosystem of research, business and public policy that grows around it.

Already in the top five nationally for the portion of research funded by business, OSU stands ready to compete for the $100 million Intel pledged for workforce development and research as part of the largest-ever private investment in the state, President Kristina Johnson said.

“What drove the growth of R&D in Silicon Valley, it had a lot to do with the (nearby) universities doing cutting-edge research,” said Johnson, who was a Stanford University undergraduate and graduate student as the microprocessor industry blossomed there.

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Written by Carrie Ghose.

Originally published February 10, 2022.

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