Robust Industry Partnerships

To effectively address today’s energy and related environmental issues, partnerships are essential. In addition to collaboration among the university’s many energy and related research laboratories, Ohio State facilitates a myriad of external relationships (formal and informal, collaborative and consultative, sponsor and client) with other academic institutions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and Ohio-based businesses as well as national and multinational corporations. These partnerships advance our goal of positioning Ohio State as the land-grant institution leader in energy issues.

Ohio State to play a central role in Smart City Challenge

08/19/16 – Researchers and facilities at Ohio State will play a central role as the collaborative Smart City team comes together under an unprecedented $140 million program to transform Central Ohio into the nation’s premier transportation innovation region. Read more.

Honda and Ohio State partnership to strengthen focus on mobility innovation

02/01/16 – ​Honda and The Ohio State University today announced a new strategic direction for the partnership they have built during the last 28 years, with a sharpened focus on innovations in the mobility industry that will create new value for society. Read more.

University, Community Partnership to Support Green Building Technologies

12/07/15 – An Ohio State faculty member has received a university grant to help educate people about how green technologies can reduce home energy consumption and improve indoor environmental quality. Read more.

Ohio State wins Year One of North American EcoCAR 3 Competition

07/07/15 – The Ohio State University team was named the overall winner for Year One of the EcoCAR 3 competition, a four-year collegiate engineering program that gives students the chance to design, build and demonstrate cutting-edge, eco-friendly automotive technologies in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. Read more.

Ohio State EcoCar3 Team Begins Four-Year Competition

01/16/15 – The Ohio State University’s EcoCAR student team has been selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s EcoCAR3, a competition among student teams from 16 prestigious North American universities. Read more.

AEP Energy, Ohio State Partner on Solar Array

09/24/14 – AEP Energy has completed installation of a 101-kilowatt (kW) solar array on the roof of The Ohio State University’s Student Life Recreation and Physical Activities Center (RPAC). AEP Energy funded the installation and will own and operate the approximately 10,000-square-foot array, made up of 367 solar panels arranged in a configuration similar to the “Block O.” Read more.

Venturi Buckeye Bullet team debuts newest electric supercar at Bonneville Salt Flats

08/21/14 – A team of students and faculty from The Ohio State University are on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats to race its latest streamline electric vehicle, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 (VBB-3). Read more.

Ohio State to Power Campus with Wind Energy from Ohio Wind Farm

10/01/12 – The Ohio State University has entered into a contract with Iberdrola Renewables to purchase 50 megawatts (MW) of wind energy capacity from the Blue Creek Wind Farm, located in Ohio’s Van Wert and Paulding counties. Read more.