Commercialization and Workforce Development Support

The major objectives of the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) include growing our research talent base statewide, attracting outside public and private investment and retaining / creating new jobs in Ohio.

To achieve these objectives, the OFRN has identified a key suite of products and services that are available to our projects.

The specific products and services which are available from the OFRN team include:

  • Multi phase proactive approach for the commercialization of OFRN funded technologies.
  • Identification, pursuit, and capture of federally funded Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contracts.
  • Identification, pursuit, and capture of private sector funded research based upon OFRN COE capabilities and areas of interest.
  • Planning and execution of industry outreach events, communication and PR for OFRN.

OFRN welcomes external inquiries about these products and services as well as exploration of partnership opportunities which could utilize these capabilities. For more information, please contact:

Becky Mescher, OFRN Program Coordinator