Our Commitment to Small Businesses

Parallax Advanced Research, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit business, is dedicated to fostering the development of national, regional, and local small businesses. We recognize the flexibility, creativity, and dedication of small businesses, and we strategically partner with them to drive advanced economic and innovative change.


Small Business Goals

Parallax actively sets aside opportunities for small businesses and adheres to Federal Acquisition Regulations to ensure subcontracting opportunities for various socioeconomic classifications. This includes veteran-owned, women-owned, and small disadvantaged businesses. For federal contracts exceeding $700,000, Parallax establishes small business goals for subcontracting.


Building Strong Partnerships

Parallax goes beyond conventional support. We foster robust connections with local, national, and regional small businesses through our education, workforce, and small business support capabilities and programs. Our proactive approach includes networking initiatives, small business capability briefings, strategic planning for potential partnerships, active involvement in outreach events, providing a comprehensive suite of education, workforce, and support services crafted to address the distinctive needs of our diverse clientele, spanning industry, academia, and government sectors. Our unwavering dedication to driving innovation and fostering collaboration positions us as a trusted partner for organizations navigating the ever-evolving landscape of today's business and research environment. Even if a formal business engagement doesn't transpire, our steadfast commitment extends to providing ongoing support and mentorship.

Furthermore, we strategically employ the Triple Helix Model of innovation to forge impactful academic-industry-government partnerships for advancing innovation. This strategic alignment results in pioneering advancements within the United States' science and technology landscape. By facilitating collaboration between academia, industry, and government entities, we actively contribute to addressing national security needs and bridging critical technical gaps.


Our education, workforce, and small business support capabilities and programs include:

Small Business Resources

Parallax provides small businesses with informative resources for their advancement. The following local and national organizations offer consulting, training, bid-match services, networking opportunities, and more:

OrganizationContact Information
Local
Dayton Development Coalition

1401 S. Main Street, Suite 200
Dayton, OH 45409
Phone: 937-222-4422 
https://daytonregion.com/

The Entrepreneur Center714 East Monument Ave.
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: 937-281-0168
https://tecdayton.com/ 
US Small Business Administration –
Columbus District Office 
65 E State Street Suite 1350
Columbus, OH
Phone: 614-427-0407
https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/oh/columbus
Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) 77 South High Street, P.O. Box 1001
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1001
Phone: 614-644-1637
https://www.development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_ptac.htm 

US Air Force Research Laboratory Small Business Office

Air Force Research Laboratory Small Business Hub at Wright Brothers Institute 

444 E 2nd Street 
Dayton, OH 45402

https://afrlsbhub.com/afrlsbo/

https://www.afrl.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Fact-Sheet-Display/Article/2326713/afrl-small-business-office/  

US Air Force Military Command Small Business Office 4375 Chidlaw Road
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH  45433
Phone: 937-257-3211
https://www.afmc.af.mil/About-Us/Small-Business/ 
US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Small Business Office 2196 D Street,
Building 39, Suite 109
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433
https://www.aflcmc.af.mil/SBO/ 
National
US Air Force Small Business Office https://www.airforcesmallbiz.af.mil/ 
US Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) OfficePhone: 855-855-5360
https://www.afsbirsttr.af.mil/ 
Small Business Administration (SBA)Phone: 800-8237-5722 
Sba.gov