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Turning Ideas into Reality

Created in February 2021, the Columbus Innovation District is a collaboration between The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. As the geographic and economic center of Ohio, Columbus has unique opportunities to lead innovation across multiple industries. This Innovation District establishes inviting and amenity-rich places for leading educational and healthcare research organizations to collaborate in ways that lead to economic growth, discoveries, and impactful career opportunities within Ohio’s largest city.


The Columbus Innovation District plans to drive $1.1 billion in real estate and research, including an Interdisciplinary Research Facility and an Energy Advancement and Innovative Center.



Innovation News in Columbus

Columbus at Work

As the largest city in the state, Columbus is the heart of Ohio. Explore how Columbus is making advances in technology and healthcare.

The STEAMM Rising Initiative is about collectively developing STEAMM talent here in Columbus by ensuring our youth are aware of these exciting career opportunities and also have access to different educational pathways.
Grace Wang
… we will work with JobsOhio to grow the STEM talent pool and educate a new generation of students who will continue to thrive in our growing economy.
Kristina M. Johnson
The Innovation District is long-term a better place to be for talent acquisition.
Mayo Pujols

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