Institutions and resources in the Columbus Region are making major bioscience breakthroughs led by world class talent pool. Among the Region’s top resources are Nationwide Children’s Hospital, an international leader in pediatric research; The Ohio State University, ranked as the No. 10 university for total research expenditures and No. 2 for industry-sponsored research; Rev1 Ventures, a VC and accelerator offering expert advice, access to capital and business-growth connections to local tech entrepreneurs; and Battelle, the largest, private, non-profit research and development organization in the world.
These resources as well as the bioscience and biotechnology companies in the Region are staffed by a science and technology talent base of more than 60,000 workers. Nearly 60 college and university campuses enroll 136,000 students to continually fill the talent pipeline.
Already home to more than 150 faculty working in data analytics, The Ohio State University has created a state-of-the-art data analytics program and undergraduate major. Majors specialize in biomedical informatics, business analytics or computational analytics in addition to core coursework.
In addition, Battelle has invested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education for years, including the founding of Metro Early College High School with the Ohio State University. Battelle Education, a non-profit venture, helps communities build STEM-focused schools, trains teachers and administrators and provides grants for STEM organizations.
InXite Health Systems provides software and data analytics for coordinated-care networks.
Prevedere, a cloud-based enterprise predictive analytics provider, has closed $10 million in Series B funding led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from Microsoft Ventures and existing investors PointGuard Ventures and Rev1 Ventures.
The technology is being developed by Battelle, a not-for-profit research and development organization, working in partnership with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Battelle has helped develop vaccines and therapeutics for infectious disease threats and helped create improved neonatal respiratory treatments.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the world’s largest pediatric hospital and research center.
The Ohio State is ranked the No. 10 university for total research expenditures and No. 2 for industry-sponsored research.