Athens NPR affiliate WOUB covers the collaborative efforts of The Ohio University Innovation Center and the Edison Biotechnology Institute to create biomedical companies and jobs in southeast Ohio.

The State of Ohio is looking to two Ohio University programs to create jobs in Southeast Ohio and is putting an extra half-million dollars behind the effort.

The money goes to Ohio University’s Edison Biotechnology Institute, where David Wight is the director, and to the Innovation Center, where Jennifer Simon is the director.

The $500,000 is from the state’s Edison Technology Incubator Program, which has allocated funds for the Institute and Center in the past. This is a 20 percent increase from last year.

The services offered by the Innovation Center and Biotechnology Institute are made available to inventors at Ohio University and to regional entrepreneurs.

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