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

Ohio Urban Air Mobility Symposium @ Blackwell Inn and Conference Center, OSU
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The event will be held on February, 27th, 2020 at the Blackwell Inn on Ohio State University’s campus, and is designed to bring together industry, academia, and government stakeholders to learn about various elements of the complex Urban Air Mobility ecosystem – including technology, policy, infrastructure, security, and business perspectives, and to better understand how Ohio can take a leadership role in this emerging market.
The day-long symposium will feature panels and speakers which address various elements of the complex Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem, including:
  • Defining UAM and its specific use cases
  • Vehicle design, enabling technologies, and certification
  • Operational challenges: airspace integration, cyber-security, and traffic management
  • Infrastructure: planning, zoning, and financing (with Public-Private Partnerships)
  • Leveraging Ohio’s research, testing, manufacturing, and early use cases for UAM
There will be plenty of opportunities for networking throughout the event, such as our lunch and post-event reception. Guests are also encouraged to reach out to the event organizing entities to schedule follow up discussions and/or site visits to tour Ohio’s capability centers such as university research labs and the Ohio UAS Center.
Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace @ Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI)
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am

Discover how additive manufacturing is being leveraged to address the aerospace industry’s most pressing manufacturing, repair and supply chain challenges.

This event will feature presentations by additive manufacturing experts who will explore its practical applications for aerospace and the ways in which it is shifting the manufacturing landscape.

Learn about the growing demand for additive manufacturing, plus how your company can gain access to new federal funding opportunities. Event includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Register by March 12, 2020


The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) is a non-profit organization that enhances the aerospace competitiveness of its corporate, federal agency, non-profit and university members through research and technology development, workforce preparedness and engagement with networks for innovation.

The Additive Manufacturing Cluster of Ohio connects 3D Printing education, experience, tools and networks to drive adoption, ignite product innovation and develop the talent necessary to help businesses thrive.

Contracting Professionals Webinar: Upcoming Changes to the Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Program @ Webinar
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contracting Officers: Save the Date for March 26th Webinar on WOSB Federal Contracting Program Changes 

The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program invites all federal acquisition/contracting staff to join our free webinar on upcoming program changes and a refresher on utilizing the program! Tune in March 26th at 2:00 p.m. ET

Can’t attend? Future webinars will be announced! Be sure to visit SBA’s WOSB administration program page to learn more about how you can help WOSBs get their fair share of contracting opportunities as a contracting officer.

Export Controls and Compliance for Researchers and Universities @ webinar
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join the Ohio Aerospace Institute, with Support from APEX, for an informative webinar on: Export Controls and Compliance for Researchers and Universities

Date: April 30th @ 1PM EST (90 minutes)


Bruce Leeds, Senior Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group, and Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

About the Webinar:

This webinar will cover Export and ITAR requirements in university settings, including what sort of issues universities may face when dealing with export controlled bids, proposals, and programs, as well as the impact to their researchers, professors, and university compliance requirements. Areas of discussion will include: disclosure of technical data to non-U.S. persons; technical data generated from research and what is considered “public domain”; U.S. government bid requirements; what is technical data; who is a non-U.S. person; what is an export and when is research considered controlled under the EAR or under the ITAR. In addition, a DARPA university case study will be presented, to show the risks both commercial and universities may face when violations occur. Lastly, practical tips for universities will be provided.

Key take-aways:

• Identifying government program requirements when it comes to export controls

• Gain an understanding of when a non-U.S. person may require US government approval to work on a program

• Understanding when research is controlled under the EAR or the ITAR

• Identifying when a possible export licensing exemption exists under the regulations

Who should attend:

Federal Lab people, NASA, AFRL, companies that may have R&D departments, research institutions, Universities, Federal Labs, and any foreign owned companies, those that may have R&D, and companies that do business with DOD or the military.

How to Register / Payment:

Register through PayPal

Webinar Fee: $25.00

(Note: You do not need a PayPal account in order to make payment. Upon completion of your transaction, you will receive a link to complete your registration. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS PROCESS IN ORDER TO JOIN THE WEBINAR.)

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