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Developing Tomorrow's Breakthroughs

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.

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  • 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

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