Driving innovation through strategic partnerships
Who We Are and What We Do
The Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) is a science and technology enhancement program managed by Parallax Advanced Research in collaboration with the Ohio State University and funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The OFRN brings together federal partners, academia, and industry in Ohio to drive innovation and commercialization and funds and facilitates statewide research and development projects that are focused on fulfilling the critical mission needs of Ohio’s federal installations. The OFRN also promotes and facilitates the successful commercialization and/or follow-on funding of the R&D projects, which result in high-quality job growth and workforce development in Ohio.
To be Ohio’s go-to solution for creating R&D partnerships among academia, industry and government; driving economic development through innovation; and promoting and expanding Ohio’s aerospace legacy.
We have the mission to stimulate Ohio’s innovation economy by building vibrant, statewide university/industry research collaborations that meet the requirements of Ohio’s federal laboratories, resulting in the creation of leading-edge technologies that drive job growth for our state.
Commercialization & Workforce Development
Identify the best market(s) for your technology, and move your technology from concept to market quickly and efficiently
Apply for OFRN open solicitation rounds and earn government funding to move your technology from idea to reality
Networking, Collaboration & Team Matchmaking
Make new connections, build teams, and share ideas with likeminded individuals to evolve your technology and/or scientific capabilities
Education & Training
Learn how to write successful proposals and how to pitch your technology to potential government customers with our education and training opportunities