Research Consortia

With more than eighty OSU faculty engaged with the Global Hemp Innovation Center (GHIC). We have begun to organize and leverage this campus-wide expertise to develop private-public research partnerships that are structured around the wide range of industries interested in hemp. The GHIC research consortia are faculty-led and organized around 12 industry sectors. A GHIC faculty advisory committee has been formed that is composed of the leaders of each of the industry sector consortia. The leaders are recruiting faculty members and developing inventories of research interests and institutional capacities that can be offered to industry. By leveraging their and the center’s industry contacts, private-public partnerships are forming, and together the faculty and industry members will come up with shared research goals that will guide research and development priorities. Industry consortia members will be able to gain access to the GHIC global partner network. A tiered membership structure has been established with the Agricultural Research Foundation (ARF) through which memberships and gifts can be received. The OSU Foundation is assisting with engagement and development efforts with alumni and industry partners.