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It's the Spot for Innovation

If you've ever enjoyed cruise control, compact discs or the non-melting coating on M&Ms, you already know Columbus. The technology for all these things was developed in Columbus at Battelle, one of the world's largest research institutes.


Recently, innovators there have collaborated with The Ohio State University (OSU) to create a brain chip that allows a person to move a paralyzed limb through the power of thought.In the future, you'll interact with Columbus' innovations in smart transportation, coming from Honda, OSU and Smart Columbus, an organization dedicated to improving lives by using technology and data to increase citizens' mobility.


In 2018, Forbes named Columbus the #1 rising city for start-ups. You might already be using some of the innovative apps and services created in Columbus including Root InsuranceOliveBeam Dental and CoverMyMeds. With companies like Rev 1 Ventures, one of the most active venture capital organizations in the world, leading the way in venture capital and incubation, Columbus is quickly becoming the Midwest’s innovation hub - across all industries. Stay tuned for next month to learn more about how companies like DSW are helping to shape the future of retail with their innovative ideas.


How can Columbus' thought leaders in innovation amp up your meeting? Learn more.



As We Are Diversity

Be Part of the Art
Take your picture in As We Are, an inventive 14-foot sculpture in the Greater Columbus Convention Center.


Idea Foundry

Meet the Makers
Host your offsite meeting in an innovation ecosystem or stage a group learning experience with industrial equipment.


Driverless Shuttle and Skyline

Drive into the Future
Autonomous vehicles are the direction the automotive industry is heading and Columbus is a testing ground. Take a driverless tour of our riverfront.