Events

The following events should be of particular interest to the OFRN Community.

Aug
26
Mon
OFRN Information Session @ Youngstown State University @ Youngstown Business Incubator
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Ohio Federal Research Network is partnering with Youngstown State University to present the OFRN Information Session which will give an overview of the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) and the soon to be released OFRN Round 4 RFP for the Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING 2.0) initiative.

Attendees will:

  • Gain an overview of the OFRN and OFRN’s Round 4 RFP for the Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING 2.0) initiative
  • Acquire insight about the OFRN contracting process and how OFRN’s dollars and contracts work
  • Receive free grantsmanship training on going after federal research dollars

Contracting personnel will have the opportunity to have in-depth discussions with an OFRN contracts officer.

Who Should Attend? Researchers, businesses, and contracting agents interested in learning about the OFRN and the OFRN Round 4 SOARING 2.0 RFP should attend this informational briefing.

Flyer – OFRN info session YSU 08-26-19

Aug
27
Tue
Hacking for Defense® Problem Sponsors Course by NSIN and BMNT @ Dayton Nucleus CoShare
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Description

The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) Invites Prospective Government And Military Sponsors To Join A H4D® Problem Sponsors Course In Dayton, OH.

Hacking for Defense (H4D) is a for-credit university course offered by NSIN that connects multi-disciplinary students with tough Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) problems. Students teams leverage Lean Start-Up methodologies to quickly iterate through possible solutions, working with the problem sponsor to find the most feasible and viable solution to their problem.

The Problem Sponsor is both the owner of the problem and liaison between the student team and the government ecosystem. Sponsors guide the student teams as they work towards the most viable and salient solution while also facilitating their investigation into its root causes. The H4D course is intentionally fast-paced, requiring problem sponsors to be responsive, answer questions, and facilitate introductions to contacts within the government for student interviews (Please see the “Problem Sponsors Roles and Responsibilities” sheet for further information).

What to expect from this course:

This Problem Sponsor course will provide an overview of the H4D methodology used in current and future H4D courses and teach sponsors how to achieve maximum results from the H4D university course.

For potential Government Problem Sponsors from across the DoD and Intelligence Community, the course provides insight into how to best prepare winning problems for what is a very competitive selection process amongst student teams. Further, the course teaches best practices on how to engage the H4D university class and maximize student expertise in solving tough problems.

H4D® was developed by U.S. military combat veterans and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who will share how H4D is delivering solutions to directly support the warfighter and the mission of innovation in national security.

Now in its 4th year, H4D continues to produce impactful results:

Real-World Problems: Students work on real-world national security problems and engage directly with the national security leaders responsible for them. To date, nearly 550 Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) problems have been addressed in H4D courses.

Real-World Solutions: Student teams deliver real solutions that are being implemented by the U.S. government — all while moving at the speed of a startup. Thirteen student teams have received funding from the DoD or venture capital to continue work on their respective DoD / IC problems.

Building the Next Generation of National Security Leaders: H4D is building 21st Century national security leaders. Hundreds of students from across the nation have been introduced to national service and have helped solve the challenging problems facing the DoD and the IC. More than half of those students plan to continue working on their problems following the course.

Sep
9
Mon
OFRN Information Session @ University of Dayton @ University of Dayton
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Ohio Federal Research Network is partnering with the University of Dayton to present the OFRN Information Session which will give an overview of the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) and the soon to be released OFRN Round 4 RFP for the Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING 2.0) initiative.

Attendees will:

  • Gain an overview of the OFRN and OFRN’s Round 4 RFP for the Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING 2.0) initiative
  • Acquire insight about the OFRN contracting process and how OFRN’s dollars and contracts work
  • Receive free grantsmanship training on going after federal research dollars

Contracting personnel will have the opportunity to have in-depth discussions with an OFRN contracts officer.

Who Should Attend? Researchers, businesses, and contracting agents interested in learning about the OFRN and the OFRN Round 4 SOARING 2.0 RFP should attend this informational briefing.

Flyer – OFRN info session UD 09-19

Sep
10
Tue
OFRN Information Session @ Heidelberg University @ Heidelberg University - Pfleiderer Center
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Ohio Federal Research Network is partnering with Heidelberg University to present the OFRN Information Session which will give an overview of the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) and the soon to be released OFRN Round 4 RFP for the Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING 2.0) initiative.

Attendees will:

  • Gain an overview of the OFRN and OFRN’s Round 4 RFP for the Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING 2.0) initiative
  • Acquire insight about the OFRN contracting process and how OFRN’s dollars and contracts work
  • Receive free grantsmanship training on going after federal research dollars

Contracting personnel will have the opportunity to have in-depth discussions with an OFRN contracts officer.

Who Should Attend? Researchers, businesses, and contracting agents interested in learning about the OFRN and the OFRN Round 4 SOARING 2.0 RFP should attend this informational briefing.

Flyer – OFRN info session Heidelberg 09-19

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Sep
12
Thu
OFRN Information Session @ Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) @ Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI)
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Ohio Federal Research Network is partnering with the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) to present the OFRN Information Session which will give an overview of the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) and the soon to be released OFRN Round 4 RFP for the Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING 2.0) initiative.

Attendees will:

  • Gain an overview of the OFRN and OFRN’s Round 4 RFP for the Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING 2.0) initiative
  • Acquire insight about the OFRN contracting process and how OFRN’s dollars and contracts work
  • Receive free grantsmanship training on going after federal research dollars

Contracting personnel will have the opportunity to have in-depth discussions with an OFRN contracts officer.

Who Should Attend? Researchers, businesses, and contracting agents interested in learning about the OFRN and the OFRN Round 4 SOARING 2.0 RFP should attend this informational briefing.

Flyer – OFRN info session OAI 09-19

Sep
17
Tue
Unmanned Systems Academic Summit – 2019 @ Sinclair Community College
Sep 17 @ 7:45 am – 6:00 pm

The fifth annual Unmanned Systems Academic Summit is again being co-hosted by The Ohio State University and the Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center to facilitate an open dialog related to ongoing activities, technologies, and trends in UAS education and research. This year, topics will cover an expanded array of unmanned systems topics, not just those focused on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

Invited experts will provide focused presentations related to their work in unmanned systems research and development, education and training, commercialization, and technology transfer covering air, ground, and water domains.

In addition to the speakers and demonstrations, the Summit format will provide ample time for networking during the provided morning breakfast break, lunch, and afternoon breaks.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in hands-on UAS simulation, indoor flight, wind tunnel, and other demonstrations during the end of the day reception in the Sinclair National UAS Training and Certification Center and UAS Indoor Flying Pavilion.

Keynote Speaker:

Col. (Ret.) Joseph E. Zeis, Jr., Esq. | Aerospace and Defense Advisor | Office of the Governor, State of Ohio

Highlighted Speakers Include

Dr. James Gregory | Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | Director of the Aerospace Research Center | The Ohio State University

Dr. Levent Guvenc | Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | Director of the Automated Driving Laboratory | The Ohio State University

Mr. Travis White | Research Engineer | Great Lakes Research Center | Michigan Technological University

Dr. Blake Stringer | Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics and Engineering | Kent State University

Dr. Dustin Souder | PPRI-CCAT Postdoctoral Autonomous Vehicle Policy Fellow | Perdue University

Dr. Andrew Shepherd | Executive Director and Chief Scientist | National UAS Training and Certification Center | Sinclair College

Mr. Justin Morgan | Chair, Automotive Technology Department | Sinclair College

Ms. Amy Burns | Automatic Collision Avoidance Technology Program Manager | Air Force Research Laboratory

OFRN Round 4 SOARING Opportunity Announcement release @ OFRN website and via email
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The Ohio Federal Research Network will release the OFRN Round 4 SOARING Opportunity Announcement on September 17, 2019.

There will be a Proposers Day and Applicant Training on September 26, 2019.

Sign Up to be added to the OFRN distribution list to receive announcements and updates.

 

Sep
24
Tue
Aerospace Perspectives: Past, Present, and the Future @ Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI)
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the 30th anniversary of Ohio Aerospace Institute by joining us for thoughtful perspectives on the past, present, and future of commercial and defense aviation and cybersecurity. This full day program offers:

• Connections to aerospace opportunities

• Networking with industry leaders including retired NASA astronauts, legal and cyber security experts

• Best practices and compliance requirements for government contracts, as well as control requirements for aerospace; including industry, academia, and research organizations

• Information on how your company can fill the growing maintenance, repair and overhaul need in the aerospace industry

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE Opportunities are available for companies to set up tables showcasing their technologies and products. This will be open to member companies first. If you are interested please contact KimHolizna@oai.org.

COST Members $50 Non-members $95 *Includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, networking reception and presentation materials*

LOCATION Ohio Aerospace Institute 22800 Cedar Point Rd. Brookpark, OH 44142

SPEAKERS & PANELISTS Greg Harbaugh and Michael Foreman Retired NASA AstronautsDr. John M. Sankovic CEO of Ohio Aerospace Institute, Kerry T. Scarlott BakerHostetler, Barron Avery BakerHostetler, Randall Cook Ankura, Michael Garson Ankura

ABOUT OAI The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) is a joint initiative of the NASA Glenn Research Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the State of Ohio, ten public and private universities granting doctoral degrees in aerospace-related engineering disciplines, and numerous companies engaged in aerospace activities. OAI has offices in Cleveland and Dayton.

To request a meeting with exhibitors or other attendees, contact KimHolizna@oai.org.

Sep
26
Thu
OFRN Round 4 Proposers Day and Applicant Training @ Quest Conference Center
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Ohio Federal Research Network Round 4 Proposers Day and Applicant Training event will give information about the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) and the OFRN Round 4 Opportunity Announcement for the Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING) initiative. The session will also include applicant proposal and pitch training.

Who Should Attend? Anyone interested in the following should attend this informational briefing.

  • learn about the OFRN and the Round 4 Opportunity Announcement
  • gain contracting information
  • receive proposal and pitch training

Attendance at this session is voluntary but highly encouraged.

 

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? – email becky.mescher@wright.edu

Is there a fee for this event? – There is no fee to attend this event. We ask that you cancel your registration if you find that you cannot attend the event.

How can I get a copy of the OFRN Round 4 Opportunity Announcement? – An email announcement wil go out when the RFP is released. Download a copy from the Round 4 Opportunity Announcement site, or email becky.mescher@wright.edu to receive a copy via email.

Do I have to attend the Proposers Day and Applicant Training if I want to submit a response to the Round 4 Opportunity Announcement? – Attendance at the OFRN Round 4 Proposers Day and Applicant Training is highly encouraged but not a requirement of the submission process.

Oct
7
Mon
The Ohio Defense Forum 2019 @ Westin Great Southern
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day

2019 Theme: Ohio’s Defense Ecosystem
“Connecting Ohio’s Military Installations, Defense Communities and Industries”

With Special Guest Congressman Michael Turner

The DDC, along with many key partners and sponsors, hosts the annual state-wide Ohio Defense Forum. The Forum is for defense installation leadership, community leaders, industry representatives, and elected officials to connect, build awareness, and gain a deeper understanding of the current defense environment, and the role they play in supporting all facets of national defense. Event networking opportunities allow stakeholders to interact and discuss key issues with top level officials.


Sponsorship Opportunities Available 
click here to view packages


The Ohio Defense Forum Attire 
Civilian: Business | Military: Uniform of the Day 


Advance registration is STRONGLY encouraged.
Due to security considerations and space limitations, on-site registrants may not be guaranteed admittance.
All attendees will be asked to show a government-issued photo identification card to enter the event.