The Ohio State University’s Translational Data Analytics Institute can be your partner for data science and analytics innovation and workforce development, with opportunities tailored to meet the unique needs of your organization.

Student Engagement and Recruiting

At Ohio State, some 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students pursue 21 majors and nine minors related to data science and analytics. TDAI can connect you to this immense pool of talent.

Sponsored Challenges

Special student events where your employees experience participants’ problem-solving skills firsthand as mentors and judges and stoke their interest in your organization.

Student Innovation Grants

Student teams compete for funding for data-driven Big Data for Good projects with community impact.


Tech demonstrations with your employees develop students’ skills and knowledge related to your enterprise.

Networking and Recruiting Events

Gatherings at TDAI such as social meet-and-greets, job fairs and interview sessions introduce professionals from your organization to students from every Ohio State college.

Class Projects

Your company’s data and cases provide a class with a hands-on experience and insights into your industry, with opportunities to mentor students along the way.


A new model for identifying talent enables university-employed students to conduct work for your company.

Fellowships and Scholarships

Intensive learning experiences immerse undergrads, graduate students or post-docs in your company’s work.

DataFest Mentorships

Your employees coach students at the annual American Statistical Association DataFest at Ohio State.

Big Data and Analytics Association Sponsorship

An introduction to Ohio State’s largest student-run data undergraduate organization.

Employee Education

In addition to cultivating the talent of our students, TDAI’s offerings can help you upskill your existing workforce.


Bespoke classroom and online programs enable employees to stay current on emerging trends and technologies.

Workforce Education Programs

Employee training conducted in person or online is tailored to your employees’ particular skill levels, interests and needs.

Master’s Degree Advisory Group

A cross-section of industry partners provides ongoing counsel on a new master’s degree program in translational data analytics for mid-career professionals.

Training Space

Hosting your company’s own training programs in TDAI’s facility stimulates collaborative teamwork.


Whether your interests are in tools or techniques, business processes or health care products, or something else altogether, TDAI connects you with collaborators from more than 50 disciplines to co-develop the solutions you need.

Collaborative Projects

Sponsored and co-funded research with TDAI’s more than 140 faculty members is easier than ever with new, more-flexible IP models.

Big Data for Good Fund

Support for faculty seed grants funds novel research in strategic topic areas that can lead to significant extramural funding.

Teaming on Grants

Partnering with TDAI to pursue government funding for projects with great societal value and high-profile impact.

Innovation/Living Lab

TDAI’s high-traffic facility and the university campus are ideal settings for developing and testing new technologies.

Faculty Consulting Services

Consulting with participating faculty experts to solve your unique business challenges.

Endowed Faculty Positions

Support for TDAI executive director or faculty-in-residence positions to advance the work of the institute.

Visibility and Idea-Sharing

Increase awareness of your organization among Ohio State students, faculty and staff through TDAI events and resources that bring innovators together.

Seminars and Forums

Attendees at research-focused events learn about the latest discoveries and innovations and meet new collaborators.

Event Sponsorships

Supporting events such as TDAI’s summer camp for high school girls positions your organization with new audiences.

Partner Zone

TDAI’s customizable space can be leased for co-locating project teams in a lively campus setting.

Lab Technology

Including your company’s wares in TDAI’s software, hardware and visualization labs allows students and faculty to learn and innovate with the latest products, which your employees can demo.

Foundational Partnerships

TDAI’s most robust partnerships are those at the Foundational level. These highly individualized relationships form around a shared mission and dedication to socially significant data science and analytics and increasing diversity and inclusion in the field.

HPE Aruba Logo
Through its groundbreaking foundational partnership with TDAI, Aruba Networks, a Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, has enabled Pomerene Hall to become a living laboratory with its leading technology throughout the building and eponymous Innovation Lab that research teams use for interdisciplinary collaborations. And as an Advisory Committee member for TDAI’s new master’s degree in Translational Data Analytics, HPE contributes insight to a unique academic program that helps mid-career professionals build vital data science and analytics skills. Read more

Let’s work together!

Interested in a partnership with TDAI? We would love to hear from you! Email us at