Columbus Collaboratory is an ecosystem of members, collaborators and commercial partners focused on rapid innovation that delivers business value in the areas of advanced analytics and cybersecurity. Our unique model collaboratively sources complex business challenges that are solved through cognitive and predictive analytics technologies and have cross-industry applicability including financial services, healthcare, retail, and energy. In doing so, we are drawing top IT talent to the Region, helping position Columbus as a nationally recognized technology leader.

We benefit from board members who are active in our industry and community, and it was the Columbus Region’s collaborative spirit that paved the way for our founding. It was the vision of AEP, Cardinal Health, Huntington, OhioHealth, Nationwide, Battelle and L Brands to create the Columbus Collaboratory as a cooperative vehicle for innovation acceleration. The highly skilled and talented workforce in Columbus, driven by the vibrant tech community and dozens of educational institutions, has helped us thrive, and Columbus’ popularity as a place to live makes it easy to attract talent from other regions.