The following events should be of particular interest to the OFRN Community.
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.
- 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.
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.
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
The Ohio Federal Research Network will release the OFRN Round 4 SOARING RFP & Call for White Papers on September 18, 2019.
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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 Astronauts, Dr. 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.
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
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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.