The mission of the Ohio Manufacturing Institute (OMI) is to serve as a public policy mechanism for manufacturing within the state and nationally that facilitates the use of available technical resources for economic development.

OMI provides manufacturers with the tools they need to collaborate with a statewide network of technical resources. Our state and national policy recommendations reflect a thoughtful and sustained response to industry-led and vetted problems and issues. We also engage in outreach programs that support manufacturers - from small to medium-size firms to original equipment manufacturers -  by aligning with industries, academic institutions, technology support organizations and government.

How can OMI help you?

  • Promote industry-vetted policy recommendations and best practices that support manufacturing 
  • Remove barriers and help to make university innovation resources more accessible to industry
  • Support access to workforce development and technical resources, e.g., project-based student internships 

We make innovation work.



Find out more about OMI by downloading our informational flier.

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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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