Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) and the Thomas Edison
Ohio's Thomas Edison Program
is a bipartisan initiative that effectively
brings together technology providers and users to create commercial opportunities.
Many Ohio companies have seen significant increases in sales, profits and market
share due to the Edison Program.
The Ohio Department of Development's (ODOD)
Thomas Edison Program assists Ohio business and industry with the transfer of
technology from federal laboratories through the
Great Lakes Industrial Technology Center (GLITeC) and the Wright Technology
Network. GLITeC is one of six National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
regional technology transfer centers located throughout the United States.
Located in Cleveland near the NASA Glenn Research
Center, GLITeC offers a number of services aimed at simplifying and increasing
the flow of federal technology to companies throughout the Great Lakes Region.
With matching support from the State of Ohio, GLITeC assists Ohio firms with
identifying acquiring, adapting, and utilizing federal technology for commercial
applications. GLITeC services include matching needs with specific expertise,
providing business and technology planning evaluations, and helping companies
acquire and adapt technology.
WTN was established to integrate Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB)
into Ohio's economic development strategy through the transfer of Air Force
Research Laboratory (AFRL) technology to Ohio industry.
The Edison Technology
Centers link industry with academia and government in partnerships to
strengthen industrial competitiveness through technological innovation.
Each of the Centers offers capabilities in specific technologies including
advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, environmental, materials and processes,
polymers, and welding and materials joining. CAMP, Inc. - Cleveland
Edison BioTechnology Center (EBTC) - Cleveland
Edison Industrial Systems Center (EISC) - Toledo
Edison Materials Technology Center (EMTEC) - Kettering
Edison Polymer Innovation Corporation (EPIC) - Akron
Edison Welding Institute (EWI) - Columbus
Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Sciences (IAMS) - Cincinnati
TechSolve - Cincinnati
Technology Incubators nurture small technology/manufacturing businesses
during the start-up stage. The Incubators provide a variety of business
development assistance including below-market space, shared office services,
and managerial and technical assistance in an environment conducive to
new small businesses. The Incubators offer entrepreneurs the ability to
concentrate on the development of a product/service without the typical
problems that affect such start-up ventures and often result in their
Akron Industrial Incubator (AII) - Akron
Bio/START - Cincinnati
Business Technology Center (BTC) - Columbus
Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) - Toledo
The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC) - Dayton
Hamilton County Business Center (HCBC) - Cincinnati
Lewis Incubator for Technology (LIFT) - Cleveland
Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) - Youngstown