In the News: Interdisciplinary research facility to anchor Ohio State’s west campus innovation district

A proposed innovation district on Ohio State’s west campus is gaining momentum through two proposed buildings that will support research and technology commercialization.

Next week, Ohio State’s Board of Trustees Master Planning and Facilities Committee is expected to review a pair of projects proposed for the university’s west campus – located west of Kenny Road and south of Lane Avenue. Framework 2.0, the university’s long-term planning vision, identified this area for a future innovation district.

The Interdisciplinary Research Facility, originally planned on Columbus’ midwest campus, is now targeted for west campus. The project will deliver an innovative and modern environment to serve multiple disciplines. In addition, Ohio State will seek design approval for a co-located Energy Advancement and Innovation Center, a hub for technology commercialization first outlined in the university’s comprehensive energy management partnership.

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