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Project REACH

Project REACH – Inspiring Female Entrepreneurship at Ohio State and Beyond

Project REACH, a signature program of our 2008 NSF ADVANCE grant, Project CEOS, develops the entrepreneurial capacity of women faculty.

What is Project REACH?


REACH for Commercialization, September 2012

Every faculty member wants her research to make a difference, yet most view the end product of their work as the refereed publication or conference presentation. Faculty can extend the REACH of their research by engaging in commercialization activities.

Participation by women in these activities lags substantially behind men. Project CEOS provided targeted training in an effort to close that gap. CEOS designed and implemented a series of four workshops to help women faculty explore the potential of commercialization as an alternative avenue for their research results.

CEOS also offered a national entrepreneurship workshop for STEM women in 2012, REACH for Commercialization.

Learn more about REACH for Commercialization 2015, which launched with a networking event on August 21, 2014. Read more about Project REACH in Peer Review.

If you have comments or suggestions for Project REACH events or initiatives, please contact us.

Additional Resources

Ohio State’s Technology Commercialization Office

The Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer Office (TCO) serves Ohio State faculty, researchers, students and clinicians by turning their inventions, ideas, technologies and research into business opportunities and products that make an impact in the local and global marketplace.

Academic Entrepreneurship

Inside HigherEd offers a helpful series of articles on academic entrepreneurship.