Battelle is among seven partners that have invested $20 million into an Ohio-based consortium in an effort to help push forward future research into big data analytics and cybersecurity operations, the Columbus Dispatch reported Monday.
Tim Feran writes the investment is coupled with a $5 million technology grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission.
“The Collaboratory is a promising opportunity to showcase the strengths of the central Ohio business community,” said Martin Inglis, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Battelle.
“By drawing on our collective capabilities and with an eye toward the future, we can leverage employment and education through aligned and innovative approaches to data analytics and cybersecurity,” he added.
David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency and Third Frontier chairman, said the Columbus Collaboratory project is intended to encourage collaboration among companies and create jobs for the state, he added.
He noted that Third Frontier could approve more grants worth $15.8 million combined for 2014.