The mission of the Ohio Manufacturing Institute (OMI) is to make the technical resources of the university easily accessible to industry and to facilitate their use for economic development.

OMI provides manufacturers a quick and cost-effective mechanism to collaborate with Ohio State, including testing, development, applied research, and manufacturing process support. This is achieved by teaming industry needs with university assets such as faculty expertise, student engagement, and access to university labs and test equipment.

How can OMI help you?

  • Disseminate university innovations and make resources accessible to industry
  • Facilitate collaborations between companies and higher education
  • Support access to students and faculty expertise

We make innovation work.


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To request more information or to speak with a member of our team, please send an e-mail to omi-requests@osu.edu or call 614-688-4116.

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