Thursday November 10, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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6705 Steger Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45237

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Ms. Becky Mescher
Ohio Federal Research Network 



OFRN Materials & Advanced Manufacturing Industry Mixer 

*** Please Note ***
This event is being rescheduled to 2017.  Stay tuned for details on our new agenda and date.  Thank you for your interest in the Ohio Federal Research Network. 

The purpose of the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) is to organize and resource collaborative research initiatives within the University System of Ohio that align with and support priority mission requirements at Ohio’s four federal labs (AFRL, NAMRU-D, NASA GRC, NASIC) to grow our research talent base, attract outside public and private investment, and retain and create new jobs in Ohio.

Central to this mission are our Centers of Excellence (COE).  Six COEs have been established to date, and funding allocated for aligned research projects with high commercialization potential.  This event will introduce you to our Materials & Advanced Manufacturing COE via an informative and business-focused agenda.  

Manufacturing has been a particular strength of Ohio’s for generations, and materials and advanced manufacturing are key foundational technologies in the areas of advanced propulsion, electronics and structures. By capitalizing on research breakthroughs in promising advanced materials for high-performance applications, the state’s manufacturing base can remain at the cutting edge of emerging innovations while strengthening its supply chains in key industries.    

We are proud to have as our keynote speaker for this informative session, Dr. Ajay Misra, Chief, Materials and Structures Division at NASA Glenn Research Center, sharing his thoughts on the importance of the Ohio Federal Research Network and "what's in it for you". 

The event will also include an overview of the Ohio Federal Research Network, and an industry-led panel discussion of how technology development within the OFRN network offers growth opportunities for your business.  There is a $35 charge for this event, which includes networking and appetizers.

Who Should Attend this Event?

Business Leaders/CTOs and Research Organizations interested in:

  • More information on this new statewide program connecting Ohio's Federal labs, research universities and industry
  • Exciting new technology with high commercialization potential
  • Opportunities for partnership on Federally funded research initiatives
  • Details on future funding opportunities requiring commercial and research partners
  • Networking with OFRN and Ohio Military lab representatives