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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.

Our Vision

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. 

Our Mission

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. 

The OFRN program is administered by Parallax Advanced Research Corporation in collaboration with The Ohio State University and is funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Our Services

OFRN workforce

Commercialization & Workforce Development

Identify the best market(s) for your technology, and move your technology from concept to market quickly and efficiently

OFRN Funding


Apply for OFRN open solicitation rounds and earn government funding to move your technology from idea to reality

OFRN Networking
Networking, Collaboration & Team Matchmaking

Make new connections, build teams, and share ideas with likeminded individuals to evolve your technology and/or scientific capabilities

OFRN Training

Education & Training

Learn how to write successful proposals and how to pitch your technology to potential government customers with our education and training opportunities

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