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Driving innovation through strategic partnerships

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Our Mission

We have the mission to stimulate Ohio’s innovation economy by building vibrant, statewide university/industry research collaborations that meet the requirements of Ohio’s federal laboratories, resulting in the creation of leading-edge technologies that drive job growth for our state.

Our Vision

To be Ohio’s go-to solution for creating R&D partnerships among academia, industry and government; driving economic development through innovation; and promoting and expanding Ohio’s aerospace legacy. 

Our Core Competencies

  • Identify priority research areas that meet significant national requirements of the Air Force Research LaboratoryNational Air and Space Intelligence CenterNASA Glenn Research Center and Naval Medical Research Unit leadership to support their missions and long-term viability within Ohio’s federal research portfolio
  • Identify existing Ohio universities and private sector capabilities and potential initiatives that align with federal research requirements
  • Leverage resources and capabilities by aligning with significant and complementary programs, projects and initiatives in Ohio
  • Build on existing best practices nationally that create an innovative, proactive and sustainable enterprise for Ohio
  • Provide financial resources to stand up investment in research technology commercialization initiatives primarily through the Ohio Department of Higher Education Budget
  • Provide linkages to relevant Ohio business pursuit/capture activities