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.
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. Together, they provided skilled management, administration, basic and applied research, and innovation solutions to its clients. 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, The 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, 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.
In 2015, Launch Dayton was founded. Launch Dayton is a collaborative entrepreneurial support effort that provides Dayton regional entrepreneurs with easily accessible resources, high-caliber programming, and networking opportunities.
In mid-2019, WSARC was awarded a partnership intermediary agreement by the U.S. Air Force. The program is named the Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment (APEX) and is a first-of-its-kind program to enhance the U.S. Air Force's partnerships with academia, business, and industry. This five-year, $49 million program enhances academic engagement nationwide in support of the U.S. Air Force Small Business Program, National Defense Strategy, and the Air Force’s 2030 Strategy.
On October 23, 2020, WSARC became an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and was renamed to Parallax Advanced Research. Parallax's mission continues to be delivering and providing 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 both technical execution and business development. The main work to be done at this office will be implementing advanced artificial intelligence capabilities in U.S. military systems.
Parallax Advanced Research and Ohio Aerospace Institute announced a joint affiliation agreement between the organizations. The affiliation went into effect January 1, 2023. Both organizations are 501(c)(3) non-profits, and each will retain their respective, non-profit status with integrated operations.