Smart Cities

Smart Cities

Ohio State’s work in smart cities is comprised of individual faculty research across campus, the university’s engagement in Smart Columbus and the new Smart@OhioState initiative.

Smart Columbus

Ohio State is the primary research partner for Smart Columbus, a $40 million grant from the US Department of Transportation. Co-led by the city of Columbus and the Columbus Partnership, the effort aims to reinvent mobility to accelerate human progress in Columbus. Ohio State faculty, staff and students are engaged in research that support USDOT grant deliverables for the Smart Columbus Operating System, prenatal trip assistance, mobility assistance, multi-modal trip planning app and autonomous vehicle projects.


Smart Columbus was a catalyst for the university to seek a comprehensive understanding of what “smart” means on campus beyond mobility and research. , and develop a strategic plan for Ohio State’s ambition in becoming a smart campus for the 21 st century. Smart@OhioState is a university-wide initiative that will transform our campuses into living laboratories for connected technologies. Smart@OhioState will engage faculty, staff, students, corporate and community partners in the development, deployment and iteration of new connected technologies that benefit all.

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Director, Smart Cities

Courtney Falato

News & Events

  • Students gain experience through capstone collaboration with local companies

    January 9, 2020

    Washington Prime Group provided real-world experience for students in a capstone marketing class this semester. Based on their research throughout the term, stude...

  • Corporate Engagement partners with CCTS for upcoming speaker series

    December 20, 2019

    Ohio State's Corporate Engagement Office is teaming with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science on a new showcase highlighting inventors and start...

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