At its founding in 1987, EBTC's sole office was in Cleveland with regional offices added in ensuing years in Cincinnati, Columbus, and most recently, Athens. As a part of the reorganization process, the statewide EBTC office—now BioOhio—was relocated to Columbus early in 2002.
Each regional operation shares the basic economic development imperatives at the core of the BioOhio mission, which are to nurture and commercialize biosciences technologies through the formation of new companies and the attraction of companies from out of state. The new organizational structure increases efficiency, while significantly building local energy and involvement.
BioEnterprise is a business formation, recruitment, and acceleration initiative designed to grow health care companies and commercialize bioscience technologies. Based in Cleveland, BioEnterprise’s founders and partners are Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, Summa Health System and BioInnovation Institute in Akron. Additional technology partners include the NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland State University, NorTech, and BioOhio. The initiative comprises the collective activities of BioEnterprise and its partners’ commercialization offices: the Case Office of Technology Transfer, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, University Hospitals Case Medical Center - Center for Clinical Research and Summa Enterprise Group.
Companies include emerging medical device, biotechnology, and health care services firms. Each year, the BioEnterprise groups choose a select number of companies on which to focus. The resources and networks of the BioEnterprise partners are directed to help those companies achieve greater levels of business success.
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The Edison Biotechnology Institute is a biomedical and genetics research institute of Ohio University. Our dual mission is basic discovery research and the transfer of new technology to the private sector for Ohio's economic benefit.
EBI applies internationally recognized expertise in molecular, cellular and development biology to explore and develop proprietary, medically significant technologies.
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TechColumbus works with the business community, the public sector, research institutions and entrepreneurs to identify and advance technology-based economic initiatives, eliminate barriers to collaboration, and secure the financial and other resources needed to accelerate technology-driven economic development.
TechColumbus carries out its mission through strategic advocacy, a robust member services program, world-class business formation and incubation services and facilities, capital formation, and technology-related real estate development.
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