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Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) Opportunity Day
February 3 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ohio has an opportunity to increase its federal research funding portfolio
OFRN’s Opportunity Day event will take place on Thursday, February 3, 2022. The following is the agenda, and all times are listed in Eastern Time.
- 8:30 – 9 am – Networking
- 9 – 9:15 am – Welcome, OFRN Program & session goal overview Led by Karen Posey, OFRN Senior Advisor
- 9:15 – 9:30 am – AFRL Digital Engineering Transformation: What it is & why it’s important. Led by Air Force Research Laboratory Lead, Dr. Michael Gregg
- 9:30 – 9:45 am – Update from NASA by Dr. John Lekki, Electronics Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center
- 9:45 – 10 am – AFRL/NASA Q&A
- 10 – 11 am – Opportunities Overview with Matt Bush, OFRN Program Manager
- 11 am – 12 pm – Opportunity Discussion, explore opportunities with peers
Ohio is ranked 26th for Defense Spending as a share of overall GDP. Ohio is tied with Louisiana, Nevada, and North Dakota. Bringing more federal funding to Ohio is critical to Ohio’s continued growth. What this means to you is additional opportunities for funding! OFRN will leverage our experience and federal partnerships to branch out to look for new federal funding opportunities that diversify Ohio-based industry and academia funding portfolios and increase Ohio’s overall research portfolio. Since OFRN began, Ohio has made a 156.4% improvement in state R&D efficiency, 18% increase in number of SBIR awards, and 45.82% increase in federal R&D obligations. The OFRN Opportunity Days is focused on accelerating these efforts.
Leverage OFRN as your navigator to technology commercialization
Tangram Flex is a spinout of Galois which was involved in an Ohio Federal Research Network-funded R&D project from 2016-2019 that resulted in autonomy test, evaluation, verification, and validation approaches and modules that address the critical need for safe and secure autonomous systems used by the Air Force Research Laboratory. Galois was selected as an OFRN industry partner because of their experience with test and evaluation methods, a proven IP commercialization model, as well as their proposal to open an office in Dayton, Ohio after being awarded an OFRN subcontract. Galois followed through with their commercialization plan which led to the spinout Tangram Flex in Dayton, Ohio.
“That program enabled us to advance the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) unmanned systems autonomy service (UAS) architecture that created a real-world open source and demonstrated version on which we did component-oriented engineering,” said Aaron Miller, director of business strategy and operations at Galois. Read the full story, here.
Come collaborate with fellow OFRN participants to build a team and go after larger opportunities from U.S. Air Force, NASA, DOE, and DARPA.
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