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APLU names Ohio University 2021 Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Economic Engagement Connections award winner – Ohio University

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The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Ohio University a 2021 Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) Economic Engagement Connections award winner, the top prize in its annual awards competition. The awards recognize innovative projects or programs in economic engagement.

APLU’s IEP Universities designation program helps higher educ…….

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Workers at Stirling Ultracold build one of their ULT freezer systems.

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Ohio University a 2021 Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) Economic Engagement Connections award winner, the top prize in its annual awards competition. The awards recognize innovative projects or programs in economic engagement.

APLU’s IEP Universities designation program helps higher education institutions codify, elevate, and advance their enterprise supporting economic and community development while providing national recognition to institutions committed to university economic development. To earn the designation, institutions complete a rigorous self-study and stakeholder engagement process. They also identify their economic development strengths and areas of growth and improvement.

“An important priority in our mission at Ohio University is to serve the communities in our region, which makes this award from the APLU even more meaningful,” Ohio University President Hugh Sherman said. “We are proud that our applied research, technology commercialization, small business incubation and focus on entrepreneurship have become a powerful force in stimulating the economy in southeastern Ohio, and we are dedicated to finding new ways to expand economic development and support the vibrant communities we serve.”

Ohio University won the IEP Economic Engagement Connections award, the top prize in the awards competition, recognizing overall excellence and excellence across all three award categories. Ohio University had been a finalist for the IEP Innovation Award.

This year’s additional IEP University Award winners are:

  • University of Cincinnati won the IEP Talent award, recognizing exemplary initiatives in education and workforce development;
  • University of Colorado Boulder won the IEP Innovation award, recognizing exemplary initiatives spurring innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology-based economic development;
  • Iowa State University won the IEP Place award, for exemplary initiatives resulting in social, cultural, or community development.

“APLU congratulates this year’s IEP Award winners for their dedication to economic development through their commitment to cultivating talent, innovation, and place-based development in their communities,” said APLU President Peter McPherson. “The …….

Source: https://www.ohio.edu/news/2021/11/aplu-names-ohio-university-2021-innovation-economic-prosperity-university-economic