Wednesday February 8, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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Ohio Aerospace Institute 
22800 Cedar Point Road
Cleveland, OH 44142

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Ms. Becky Mescher
Ohio Federal Research Network 



OFRN Industry Mixer 
Energy Storage & Integration
Human Performance & Health Sciences

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), in an effort to grow our research talent base, attract outside public and private investment, and retain and create new jobs in Ohio, via mutually-beneficial partnerships with industry on all funded initiatives.

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 Energy Storage & Integration (PRESIDES) and Human Performance & Health Sciences (HPHS) COEs via an informative and business-focused agenda.  

Also on the agenda is 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 no charge for this event, which includes a light lunch, along with post-event networking and appetizers.

Event Overview

Lunch, Networking and Technical Displays (1 - 2)

OFRN Welcome and Overview (2 - 2:30)
Mr. Dennis Andersh - CEO, Wright State Applied Research Corporation 

Event Keynote (2:30 - 3)
Dr. Richard Arnold - Director, Aeromedical Research, NAMRU-D

COE Overviews 3 - 3:30)
Dr. Alexis Abramson - Director, Great Lakes Energy Institute, CWRU; PRESIDES Lead
Dr. Tim Broderick - Chief Scientist, Wright State Research Institute; HPHS Lead

Panel Discussion (3:30 - 4:30)
Stephen Chambal, CEO - Perduco 
Bill Harrison, AFRL Small Business Director
Paul Matter, President - pH Matter
Sandy Reehorst, NASA GRC Innovation Office Deputy Director 

 Post-Event Appetizers & Networking; Technical Displays (4:30 - 6)

What's in it for you?  

In 2016, OFRN deployed $15.6M into eighteen projects.  OFRN anticipates significant additional public funding, is planning a funded “Challenge Problem” for 2017, and actively pursues ongoing Federal funding opportunities to augment our program portfolio.  The collaborations the program has created are currently being leveraged to pursue over $180M in additional funding from Federal sources.   

All these funding sources require commercial collaborators, like your organization.

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
  • Meeting world-class researchers willing to work with your company
  • Details on future funding opportunities requiring commercial and research partners
  • Networking with OFRN Leadership and Researchers, along with Ohio Military lab representatives