Believe in Ohio (BiO) is a student entrepreneurship program to develop Ohio’s next generation of STEM innovators.
High school students can compete for cash awards and scholarships to Ohio colleges and universities based on competitive STEM Commercialization or STEM Business Plans. We hope they will pursue their futures in Ohio by inventing products and services, creating jobs, and contributing to society.
Believe in Ohio (BiO) is a free program from The Ohio Academy of Science that helps students prepare for the future. The program was developed in collaboration with Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio with the support of the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio General Assembly. BiO is the only Ohio student STEM Education Program to integrate entrepreneurship and innovation as pathways to create future jobs. It was developed to be able to reach any high school student in Ohio, with a special emphasis on the underserved.
Although little known to many teachers, students and parents, Ohio has one of the most vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems in the nation, many of the leading STEM research and developments programs in the world are right here in Ohio, and, after years of hard work, the many programs of the Ohio Third Frontier have been the catalyst for the creation of Ohio’s Innovation Economy. Truly, it is time to Believe in Ohio again!
Important Dates and information:
Important dates will be posted on the calendar below as well as on the Event Page of the Believe in Ohio website.
About The Ohio Academy of Science and Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio
The Ohio Academy of Science is a membership based, volunteer driven, not-for- profit organization and the leading organization in Ohio to foster curiosity, discovery, and innovation and to unite all who value education, science, engineering, technology, or their applications, for the benefit of society. For more information, visit their website at www.ohiosci.org.
.Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes student and community awareness as to the challenges and opportunities the innovation economy will present in the future. In addition, it provides educational programs and materials to help develop the entrepreneurial, economic, business and scientific literacy and 21st Century skills that will be needed in the future, such as Believe in Ohio's "Introduction to the Innovation Economy of Ohio" online courses. For more information, visit their website at www.eeohio.org.