Events

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

Jul
29
Mon
2019 AIAA INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS WORKSHOP @ University of Cincinnati
Jul 29 – Jul 30 all-day

Organized by AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee
July 29-30, 2019
At University of Cincinnati

Experts from Industry, academia, NASA, AFRL, Army, MITRE, and ONR will discuss on the following important topics related to intelligent and autonomous systems.

  1. Human Machine Interaction,
  2. Security of Intelligent and Autonomous Systems,
  3. Integrating Autonomy into Existing Ecosystems,
  4. Developing an Intelligent Systems Workforce.

Why Attend?

  • Opportunity to meet researchers and program managers from major programs across the nation.
  • Open and intimate conversations with colleagues across a wide spectrum of disciplines on today’s top problems.
  • Lightning Talk Competition and Poster Session for Students. Three cash awards sponsored by The Aerospace Corporation.
  • Students interested in internships, fulltime jobs, and graduate school will be able to network with potential employers.
  • Optional Tour of General Electric Learning Center on July 31st.

Keynote Speakers

  • John Langford, CEO Aurora Flight Sciences (A Boeing Company) and President AIAA.
  • Tim McLain, Director Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University.

Plenary Speakers

  • John-Paul “J-P” Clarke, Vice President of Strategic Technologies at United Technologies Corporation. Session: Human Machine Interaction.
  • J. Sukarno Mertoguno, Program Manager, Cyber Security and Complex Software Systems, Office of Naval Research. Session: Security of Intelligent and Autonomous Systems.
  • Parimal Kopardekar, Director Aeronautics Research Institute and Senior Technologist for Air Transportation System at NASA. Session: Integrating Autonomy into Existing Ecosystems
  • Rich Granger, Managing Director, Workforce Development DriveOhio.  Session: Developing an Intelligent Systems Workforce.

Registration Info

Jul
30
Tue
NDIA Hypersonics Capabilities Conference @ Purdue University
Jul 30 – Aug 1 all-day
NDIA, in partnership with Purdue University, will host a comprehensive program on hypersonic systems July 30 – August 1, 2019 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Maximize your organization’s participation at the conference with a tabletop display or sponsorship. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate, space is limited, register today!

About the Program

With keynotes from military, government, and Congressional leaders, and presentations from industry, policy leaders and acquisition executives, this program will emphasize the importance of joint collaboration in technology development and acquisition to create an affordable and sustainable capability in a critical national security priority.

Agenda highlights include:

  • Warfighter Need for Hypersonic Capabilities & National Security Implications
  • Defense Acquisition Approach to Fielding Hypersonics
  • Navy, Air Force and Army Development Programs & Acquisition Approach
  • Hypersonic Technology Readiness

Registration and Security

Register today to join key industry and government stakeholders at this premier conference at Purdue University July 30 – August 1, 2019.
Material covered on Tuesday, July 30 will be held at the unclassified level. Material covered on Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1 will be limited to U.S. Citizen only and will be held at the secret level. All attendees, presenters and conference staff must have their VR input into JPAS by Friday, July 12. Visit the event website for more information and to access the security form.

For details and registration information, go to the event website http://www.ndia.org/events/2019/7/30/2019-hypersonics-capabilities-conference

Aug
7
Wed
UAS Midwest 2019 @ Clark State Community College Hollenbeck Bayley Conference Center
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
EVENT DETAILS

Come see why the FAA authorized Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations to the US Air Force Research Laboratory in the state of Ohio, and how you can fly BVLOS.

This year’s event will reflect the advancements in this fast-paced industry throughout the Midwest, and how Ohio is leading the way in Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations.  As the technology and approvals advance, this regional focus will encourage collaboration and commercial partnerships throughout the Midwest.

See event website for details and registration

Aug
15
Thu
OFRN Information Session @ BGSU @ BGSU Levi Commons
Aug 15 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Ohio Federal Research Network is partnering with Bowling Green 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 BGSU 8-15-19

Directions to BGSU at Levis Commons[1]

Aug
16
Fri
OFRN Information Session @ Miami University @ Miami University Advanced Instructional Space (AIS)
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 am

The Ohio Federal Research Network is partnering with Miami 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 Miami 08-16-19

Aug
19
Mon
OFRN Information Session @ Ohio University @ Ohio University Innovation Center
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Ohio Federal Research Network is partnering with Ohio 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 OU 08-19-19

IC parking map

 

Aug
23
Fri
OFRN Information Session @ University of Cincinnati @ University of Cincinnati - University Hall
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Ohio Federal Research Network is partnering with the University of Cincinnati 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 UC 8-23-19

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