Development Dayton is home to one the nation's largest clusters of research centers and business incubators. The region has identified several key industry clusters targeted for growth, including:
- Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
- Aerospace Research and Development
- Data Management & Sensors Technologies
- Health Care & human factors research
In fact, Dayton was named the Ohio Aerospace Hub in 2009. Dayton's regional research and development assets will help drive the next generation of business, and will also be beneficial for companies looking to develop and commercialize new technology. Some of these regional assets are described below. For more information, please contact us.
The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC)
TEC is a technology incubator dedicated to "graduating" successful tenants who will contribute to the richness of the local economy through job creation. Tenants of the Entrepreneurs Center have access to low-cost office space and utilities, low-cost administrative services, a robust technology infrastructure, and access to mentors, free business services, technical assistance, and many additional benefits. (937) 281-0168.
University of Dayton Research Insitute (UDRI)UDRI is the research arm of the University of Dayton,a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry, and not-for-profit customers. The full-time professional staff of engineers and scientists conduct research and provide support in a wide variety of technical areas. This office also fosters technology transfer and commercialization of scientific and engineering discoveries made at the University of Dayton. (937) 229-2113.
Institute for the Commercialization of Advanced Sensor Technology (IDCAST)
IDCAST is a world-class center of excellence in remote sensing and CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Events) sensing technology. IDCAST brings remote sensor and CBRNE sensor technology to market. Through innovative collaborations of academia, Air Force Research Lab, and industry, IDCAST conducts game-changing sensor research. (937) 239-5717.
Dayton RFID Convergence Center (DRCC)
DRCC is the premier center providing business acceleration and intelligence to entrepreneurs and early stage companies in the radio frequency identification (RFID), sensor, data management and mining technology industries in one of the most significant RFID clusters in the world. (937) 558-2980
National Composite Center (NCC)
NCC is the industry leader in promoting, developing and applying advanced composite technology to the aerospace, defense, ground transportation, commercial and infrastructure markets. NCC helps customers bring products to market quicker with its ability to develop and commercialize cost competitive composite materials and manufacturing processes. Housing a supportive incubation environment, companies also use its pilot production plant to develop large-scale manufacturing methods and establish industry standards. (937) 297-9450
Wright Brothers Institute Tec^Edge (WBI)
WBI operates as a neutral enabler and place for multidisciplinary joint (government, industry, and academia) teams to come together in intense collaborations focusing on complex problems or challenges. The outcome of these collaborations can range from a better and more complete understanding of a problem to the rapid development of actual prototypes. WBI leverages this work to stimulate and support the growth of technology companies, to foster technology transition and transfer to commercial endeavors. (937) 424-8661
Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
AFRL is the Air Force's only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. It is a full-spectrum laboratory, responsible for planning and executing the Air Force' science and technology program. AFRL leads a worldwide government, industry and academia partnership in the discovery, development and delivery of a wide range of revolutionary technology. (937) 522-3252
Wright State Research Institute (WSRI)
WSRI is the applied research arm of Wright State University (WSU). Created to meet the challenges of a changing national research infrastructure, the Institute's mandate is to bring research out of the lab and into dynamic environments, transforming knowledge into practice, solving problems and delivering solutions to a broad range of sponsors in industry, government, and academia. (937) 775-5163
DaytaOhio - The Ohio Wright Center for Data
DaytaOhio serves as a conduit that facilitates and leverages the collective human, technology and facility resources of the State of Ohio. Through its visualization technology, an extensive knowledge base of supporting facilities and equipment, DaytaOhio assists clients in accelerating effective decision making, enhancing human performance and productivity and re-engineering critical processes. (937) 775-5180
For more information about opportunities to work with cutting edge technology in Dayton, please contact us at (937) 333-3634.