Where We Started

Wright State Research Institute (WSRI), founded in 2007, was created to develop high-impact solutions for government, industry, and human performance sponsors through research education and training.  

Parallax History
Parallax History

Wright State Applied Research Corporation (WSARC) was established in 2011 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to provide human performance and technology research and efficient and effective contracting, grant and research services.

In 2015, WSARC and WSRI integrated. They provided their clients with skilled management, administration, basic and applied research, and innovation solutions. Its customers and partners also had access to a leading research and development organization with vast intellectual resources. WSARC and WSRI researchers provided unsurpassed expertise, technical solutions, and new levels of capability for U.S. Armed Forces, federal and state sponsors, industry partners, and collaborative organizations worldwide.  

In 2015, WSARC, Ohio State University, and the Ohio Department of Higher Education launched the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN). OFRN was established as part of Ohio’s Federal and Military Jobs Commission, which was approved by Ohio’s legislature. The OFRN leverages Ohio's public and private research universities, private industry, and federal laboratories to revitalize Ohio’s economy for the 21st century.

Launch Dayton was founded in 2015. It is a collaborative, entrepreneurial support effort that provides Dayton regional entrepreneurs with easily accessible resources, high-caliber programming, and networking opportunities.

Parallax History
Parallax History

On October 24, 2020, WSARC became an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization renamed Parallax Advanced Research. Parallax's mission continues to deliver and provide technology, human, and business solutions for government, industry, and academic clients with critical challenges. Parallax does this via The Science of Intelligent Teaming™

In October 2022, Parallax opened a new location in Arlington, Virginia. The 2,400 square feet office extends the geographical area of Parallax’s operations, helps Parallax meet its growing talent needs, and gives it a local presence close to key Department of Defense offices, including the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Naval Research Labs, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Parallax’s Virginia office is a landing point for technical execution and business development. The main work at this office will be implementing advanced artificial intelligence capabilities in U.S. military systems.

Parallax History
Parallax History

Parallax Advanced Research and Ohio Aerospace Institute announced a joint affiliation agreement between the organizations. The affiliation went into effect on January 1, 2023. Both organizations are 501(c)(3) non-profits, and each will retain their respective, non-profit status with integrated operations. 

Our Core Values

Drive Impact

We are a force multiplier. We take the resources and talents of our team, partners, and clients and multiply their impact for the greater good.

Act with integrity

Integrity is at the heart of everything we do. Our team upholds the highest standards of ethical, transparent behavior, even when no one is watching.

Innovate bold solutions

We create value for our stakeholders by working at the leading edge of technology and thought leadership. We lean into big challenges with out-of-the-box thinking to address problems without precedent.

Pursue diversity of people and thought

We are committed to creating an intentional environment where all voices are heard and valued, and everyone is encouraged to think creatively and challenge the status quo.

Collaborate everywhere

Together, we are greater than the sum of our parts. Through collaboration, we can achieve more than we ever could alone.

Commit to personal growth

We are dedicated to supporting everyone and helping them realize their full potential. Through significant resource investments, we provide opportunities for everyone to thrive at the highest levels.

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