We partner with a wide range of companies, from small startups to large multinational firms. OSU offers a range of resources to help drive bottom-line business success, solve problems, commercialize innovations and launch companies.

OSU research agreements offer competitive terms aligned with national best practices. Learn more about our contracting models and frequently asked questions.

National Labs

We have strong partnerships with several national labs and are always interested in expanding collaborations. Learn more about how we partner and key contacts for partnering with OSU.


We value relationships with many private foundations. The Division of Research and Innovation works closely with the OSU Foundation to develop and foster relationships with these foundations. Learn more about the foundations we partner with and key contacts at the OSU Foundation to support your engagement with OSU.

Innovation & Economic Impact

OSU’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship endeavors fuel the creation of new enterprises, products, services and investment with our discoveries and, ultimately, serves as an engine for widely-shared economic prosperity, improved human welfare, and a healthier planet. Learn more about a number of opportunities for OSU Alumni and community members to engage with the University.

Major areas of emphasis

Learn more about accessing the range of priority resources led and supported by the Division of Research and Innovation: