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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    March 20, 2020

    All staff in the Corporate Engagement Office are working from home to protect our customers and staff throughout the public health challenge presented by the COVI...

  • Startup Inventor Showcase Features Melissa Bailey on 3/16

    March 2, 2020

    The Center for Clinical and Translational Science Monthly Startup Inventor Showcase will feature Melissa Bailey, OD, PhD, on Monday, Mar. 16 at 7:30 a.m. in the J...

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