Ohio Federal Research Network Round 5 SOARING

With $10 to $15 Million in research funding on the line, new teams are forming

The Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) is Ohio’s leading program to forge collaborative research partnerships among Ohio’s academic research assets, industry and federal research centers. OFRN was established in 2015 to stimulate Ohio’s innovation economy by building vibrant, statewide, university-based research collaborations that meet the requirements of Ohio’s federal laboratories, partnering with the commercial sector to create new products and build the technology workforce in Ohio.

Since 2015, OFRN has funded 28 projects in excess of $40 million. These investments have led to nearly $200 million in follow-on funding from federal and private sources resulting in 8 university spinouts and creating or impacting over 900 jobs. OFRN funded projects have brought together 12 universities, 2 community colleges and 90 businesses across Ohio to address needed research determined by the federal labs in Ohio including the Air Force Research Lab, NASA Glenn, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and the Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton.

OFRN Round 5 is broad in research opportunities. Multiple Areas of Interest (AOI) developed in consultation with federal lab partners in Ohio are published in the solicitation. In addition, an open topic allows for proposal submissions for technology solutions that address a validated federal research need not listed in the other AOIs.

Mandatory Training: Jan. 20

Ensure at least one member of your proposal team registers and participates in this webinar.

Team Matchmaking Services

If you want to pursue the OFRN Round 5 solicitation and need a required partner or a subcontractor with particular talents to fill a gap on your proposal, or you want to offer your services as a potential partner or subcontractor, utilize our team matchmaking services on our current solicitation page here.


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