GrowNextGen industry leader

Dennis Hall

Director of OBIC Bioproduct Innovation Center at The Ohio State University

My job has two main objectives: to expedite commercialization of biobased products through a cluster/supply chain development strategy; and to foster knowledge gained among the general public of biobased products and their associated benefits.

What is the benefit of collaboration between industry and education?

Learners value information that is interesting, meaningful, and powerful. Industry manages this type of information on a daily basis.

What value/assistance can you and your company provide to teachers and classrooms as they connect with you?

Skype or FaceTime class, possibly help teacher connect with local resource, answer questions

Why should teachers connect with you through GrowNextGen?

To learn how to utilize local, biobased resources to advance STEM disciplines