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Programs Driving Economic Growth

CDME is host to three programs designed to commercialize technology, support economic growth, and provide real-word experiences to students.

Students, faculty, and industry converge at CDME to take an existing product or process and make it stronger, faster, smarter, lighter - better! We help you deliver a better product or process to market while providing learning opportunities along the way. The programs which operate out of CDME cater to different markets - be it students, faculty, and/or industry.


For Small and Medium-sized companies in central and southeast Ohio

The Ohio MEP Program at Ohio State provides value-added services to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in Ohio. Services offered through the Ohio MEP program at Ohio State's CDME include product/process development and improvement, Operations Excellence, applied engineering services, and business operations and development support.  


For Ohio State Students and Industry

Experiential Entrepreneurship Education (E3) Program provides students the opportunity to engage in a structured industry and entrepeneurial learning experience that enhances their core curriculum and increases their career readiness. Companies participate by providing real projects. Students deliver solutions while participating in a unique, paid, hands-on learning experience. Certification programs are also available to industry through the E3 program. 


For Faculty and Graduate Students in Ohio

I-Corps@Ohio is a state-wide program allowing faculty and graduate students from around Ohio to participate in the Lean Launchpad Business Model Canvas methodology, which establishes a mechanism for evaluating the market need and commercial potential for their proprosed technologies. The I-Corps@Ohio program is based at CDME's office but is an inititative of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.