The Columbus Region has a history of innovation—a history that continues today.
Named the most intelligent community in the world, the Columbus Region is home to R&D operations for major powerhouses as well as startups being developed by talent at the Region’s 50-plus college and university campuses and attracted by a bevy of venture capital.
To top it off, the Region won the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge to define what it means to be a smart city and become a model for other cities.
Dümmen Orange, one of the world’s top breeders of flowers and plants, has around 5,000 U.S. and Canadian customers.
Most of the major automotive makers test at Transportation Research Center.
3Bar Biologics began by licensing a crop-boosting bacterium.
Lab responsible for development of vehicles including supercar Acura NSX
North America's largest independent vehicle test facility and proving grounds
Largest and most sophisticated testing facility for world's largest food company
R&D lab for products such as Similac and Ensure
Headquarters and R&D for world's leader in lawn and garden products
R&D for leading generic prescription medication provider
Honda and The Ohio State University have developed a unique collaborative research initiative named the Honda/OSU Mobility Innovation Exchange
Battelle, the world’s largest contract R&D organization, has a history of developing major innovations from M&M’s famous melt-in-your-mouth coating to Xerox’s photocopying technology
In 2017, the State of Ohio, Ohio Department of Transportation, JobsOhio and The Ohio State University partnered on the $45 million Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test Center at the Transportation Research Center