FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2021
Ten Ohio companies will spin new drone technology out of their portfolios and into the defense and commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) markets through the second cohort of the Dayton Region’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) Defense Accelerator.
The program seeks to help participating startups identify uses for their drone and UAS-focused technologies; move their technology products to market; position their companies to create jobs; and generate revenue and support growth of the regional economy.
The Accelerator is funded by the Departm
Parallax Advanced Research and the Air Force Research Laboratory innovate AI mapping of COVID in Ohio
For immediate release: June 2, 2021
Dayton, Ohio -- Research teams from Parallax Advanced Research and the Air Force Research Laboratory Autonomy Capability Team 3 (ACT3) are developing Opera, a multi-agent artificial intelligence system that simulates pandemic situations, represents affected entities, and tests pandemic variables to assess the spread of disease and its effects on a population.
The system simulates groups of people over time, representing them by models called “agents.” Researchers investigate their simulated interaction to predict how variables that describe the
Save the date for Launch Dayton Startup Week, September 13 - 16 Apply now for Early Risers: Startup Week Pitch Competition at Dayton’s premier entrepreneurship conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2021
Dayton, Ohio -- Mark your calendars for the sixth annual Launch Dayton Startup Week on September 13-16, 2021 at the Dayton Arcade!
Startup Week brings together the thinkers, dreamers, doers, makers and entrepreneurs with resource providers, mentors, and peers. All experiences are welcome. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or new to the community, there is space for you to join.
This year, Launch Dayton Startup Week will be a blended conference that will offer both in-person and virtual attendance options. Sessions will be held in the Arcade
Parallax Advanced Research and Air Force Research Laboratory innovate novel machine learning technology to transcribe complex documents
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2021
Dayton, Ohio -- Parallax Advanced Research and the Air Force Research Laboratory Autonomy Capability Team 3, or ACT3, are developing a novel computer-based machine learning technology named Detextron. The innovation extracts information from complex documents containing signatures, lines of text and images and processes and transcribes it into a readable report. Detextron will first be used by ACT3 customers, such as the U.S. Office of Information Policy for fulfilling Freedom of Information Act requests.
From layout to format to the type of content
Parallax Advanced Research program helps Immobileyes win $50,000 in US Air Force funding for technology development
For immediate release: May 17, 2021
Kent, Ohio -- In April 2021, Immobileyes won a $50,000 AFWERX Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I award for their revolutionary laser defense system to be implemented on artificial intelligence-powered drones that can intervene in dangerous encounters by disrupting, delaying, and deterring an adversary upon detection. The Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment (APEX) program, managed by Parallax Advanced Research as a partnership intermediary for the Department of the Air Force, provided consulting to Immobileyes, resulting in the
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced final rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) effective April 21, 2021. The final rules address Remote ID requirements for drones, rules for flying drones over people and moving vehicles and flying drones at night. All the final rules are inextricably connected and must be adopted in their entirety.
UAS Remote ID Requirements
According to FAA, 14 CFR Parts 1, 11, 47, 48, 89, 91, and 107, the final rule on remote ID will require all drones operating in US airspace to have remote ID capability to address safety, national
For immediate release: May 3, 2021
MilesAhead Energy develops innovative fast-charging batteries to drive electric vehicles to the next level
DAYTON, OHIO — MilesAhead Energy, a company developing and commercializing solid-state batteries to power electric vehicles and enable electric aircraft, has been named the winner of the Early Risers Academy tech cohort pitch competition, held April 16, 2021. Early Risers Academy is a business-building bootcamp powered by Parallax Advanced Research on behalf of Launch Dayton, a collective of resource providers who support and promote entrepreneurs
Parallax Advanced Research APEX program and Air Force Research Laboratory to host Microelectronics Strategy Forum on May 11 – 13, 2021
Dayton, Ohio – Parallax Advanced Research and its Department of the Air Force program - the Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment, or - will host the Microelectronics Strategy Forum on May 11 through 13, 2021 in a virtual setting. The event is free of charge and sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory ( ). The event aims to gather representatives from academia, industry and the government to promote policies and activities that increase the number and success potential of students from high school through college for careers in microelectronics and related disciplines and
COLUMBUS, Ohio – In September 2020, necoTech won an AFWERX Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) $500,000 Phase II contract for their advanced asphalt repair technology to enhance Department of Defense (DoD) infrastructure uptime, response and durability. The U.S. Air Force Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment (APEX) program managed by Parallax Advanced Research provided consulting to necoTech, helping the start-up get selected for the highly competitive awards-based program that enables small businesses to explore technology potential within the defense arena.
necoTech is a
Online database will foster inclusion by preparing first-time company founders to efficiently engage with region’s wealth of entrepreneurial resources
Dayton, Ohio -- Parallax Advanced Research was awarded $750,000 last week to create the Launch Dayton Digital Toolkit, an online database of interactive videos and documents that will prepare first-time founders of new companies to tap into the community’s many resources for entrepreneurs.
Whether you grew up watching the Jetson’s animated television ;series or saw the 1990 “Jetsons: The Movie”, you will remember that George Jetson and his family zipped through the air or space in flying cars. At the time, viewers like me thought that flying cars were both a wildly impossible aspiration and a joke; they were never going to exist in real life. Fast forward to 2021 and flying cars are a reality.
They are not part of everyday life or available to every consumer yet, however, the prototypes of flying cars are being tested, refined, and re-tested right here in Southwest Ohio. The
Engineering Products of Ohio LLC Vice President and Co-Founder Justine Blank reflects on her journey to $150,000 via Agility Prime award
Justine Blank is the co-founder and vice president at Engineering Products of Ohio LLC, or EPI - a high-tech startup in Youngstown, Ohio. EPI recently won a $150,000 U.S. Air Force Agility Prime Phase I award to advance her technology for U.S. Air Force application. Blank participated in the Department of the Air Force Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment, or , program managed by Parallax Advanced Research. The program provides small businesses, startups and academics free navigation, team matchmaking and consulting on Department of the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2021
Dayton, Ohio -- The winter 2021 Early Risers Academy general and tech cohorts will see 17 founders pitch their budding companies for prize money and support in the coming weeks.
The Early Risers Academy program is managed by Launch Dayton partner Parallax Advanced Research with funding from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment & Ohio Third Frontier’s Entrepreneurial Services Provider program.
“From Air Force and university research labs to urban kitchens and garages, innovation is a force in the Dayton region,” program
Morgantown, West Virginia –In October 2019, IconicAir won an Small Business Technology Transfer ;(STTR) $700,000 Phase II contract for their SaaS platform that maps and analyzes emissions data in one software solution. The Department of the Air Force Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment program, or , provided process navigation and consulting to IconicAir throughout their Phase I proposal and Phase II application processes. services helped the start-up achieve selection in the highly competitive awards-based program that enables small businesses to explore technology
Parallax Advanced Research program helps STEM students at Dayton Regional STEM School virtual career fair
DAYTON, Ohio – Parallax Advanced Research’s U.S. Air Force Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment, or APEX, program was given the opportunity to partner with the Dayton Regional STEM School located in Kettering, Ohio on their inaugural Virtual Career Fair that took place on February 25th.
Early in the school year, the STEM School made the decision to host the career fair virtually due to COVID-19. Parallax’s APEX was invited to showcase a virtual booth that included videos, information on the company and its programs, and a live chat feature where students could ask questions.
Parallax Advanced Research program helps build Air Force and Space Force Tech Connect, the first Department of the Air Force online innovation idea submission tool
For Immediate Release: March 22, 2021
The Department of the Air Force partnership intermediary agreement Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment, or , program, administered by Parallax Advanced Research helped build and launch the Air Force and Space Force Tech Connect website with innovation idea submission tool to connect industry, small business and academic innovators with the Department of the Air Force
City of Hilliard, LIFT Aircraft, GhostWave Inc. and Parallax Advanced Research propose new, life-saving technology on Ohio’s first flying car
Hilliard, Ohio – The City of Hilliard, GhostWave, Inc., LIFT Aircraft, and Parallax Advanced Research are discussing the potential implementation of a new, life-saving advanced air mobility (AAM) technology on Ohio’s first flying car. HEXA by LIFT Aircraft, which would allow emergency responders to safely arrive on scene more quickly. Beyond emergency responders and public safety groups, other potential beneficiaries include search and rescue and firefighters.
The Detect and Avoid system (DAAS) was developed by Ghostwave Inc., a Hilliard-based startup
Kathleen Gilpin, PhD, assumes role as director of national engagement for Department of the Air Force Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment program managed by Parallax Advanced Research
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2021
DAYTON – Kathleen Gilpin, PhD, joins Parallax Advanced Research as director of national engagement for the Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment ( ): a first-of-its-kind program designed to improve the connections between the Department of the Air Force, academia and industry across the U.S. to result in a major leap forward for defense technology development.
, a $49 million partnership intermediary agreement, was awarded to Parallax in 2019. Parallax is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 2011 to tackle global challenges by
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2021
Parallax Advanced Research’s Launch Dayton team, which works to support and connect entrepreneurs across the Dayton region to business-building resources, will move into their new office in The Hub at the Arcade this week.
“Our moving to a central location in the heart of Downtown Dayton’s startup ecosystem and our neighboring with other entrepreneurial-support organizations at The Hub is going to allow out team to better help entrepreneurs realize their dreams,” said John Owen, Parallax program manager for Launch Dayton.
The Launch Dayton
Parallax Advanced Research program expands to U.S. Southwestern Region, seeks academics and entrepreneurs with novel science and technology to advance defense operations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2021
DAYTON, Ohio – Parallax Advanced Research has expanded its Department of the Air Force program, the Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment, or APEX, to the U.S. Southwest, comprised of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. program managers deployed a national engagement effort to locate academics and small businesses with science and technology capabilities sought by the Department of the Air Force and introduce them to the Department’s programs of potential interest. APEX’s Southwest Regional Liaison, Kelly Stafford, is based in
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2021
DAYTON, Ohio – Parallax Advanced Research announced updates on new contracts and projects that involve modeling COVID-19 response in Ohio; unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), artificial intelligence and machine learning innovations; and innovation ecosystem development via academia, industry and government collaborative engagement across Ohio and the Nation.
Research and Development
For Immediate Release: March 2, 2021
Academics, small business innovators and government personnel can learn about and get certified in the Department of the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer programs
The Parallax Learning Hub – a new learning content management system – is now live!!! Access the Parallax Learning hub here.
The Parallax Learning Hub will be the central repository for all training, education, learning, and development products sponsored by Parallax Advanced Research (including its programs). The first launch of training content is
PR: Parallax Advanced Research collaborates with New York firm to boost government working together with academia and businesses nationwide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 22, 2021
DAYTON, OHIO — Parallax Advanced Research signed a collaborative agreement with Idea Connection Systems® (ICS) of Rochester, New York to support the U.S. Air Force Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment (APEX) partnership intermediary program, which is managed by Parallax. ICS will provide a key suite of customized services to help transition and commercialize defense technology and boost collaboration among universities, businesses and the government.
ICS is a global innovation consulting firm with decades of experience helping organizations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 17, 2021
Parallax Advanced Research program seeks to make it easier for medical technology research to develop into local companies
Applications are open for the second round of funding through the new MedTech Launch Fund, which aims to pump a total of $550,000 into MedTech startups across the Dayton Region. The MedTech Launch Fund will accelerate the development of medical technology opportunities in the Dayton Region by funding alpha prototype development to validate and advance a technology’s commercial viability and move it towards commercialization
PR: Darrell Lochtefeld, PhD, assumes role as director of technology pull and transfer at Parallax Advanced Research
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 17, 2021
DAYTON, OHIO – Dr. Darrell Lochtefeld joins Parallax Advanced Research as the director of technology pull and transfer for the Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment (APEX). is a first-of-its-kind program designed to improve the connections between academia and the U.S. Air Force and industry across the U.S. with the goal of creating a major leap forward for U.S. Air Force defense technology development.
cultivates innovation by expanding the American research enterprise for the U.S. Air Force by engaging, connecting and enabling
February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, declared by the United Nations. This day celebrates and reinforces women's achievements in and contributions to science. At Parallax, we value each of our team members and want to highlight some of our very own women in science. We asked them to provide insight into their role at Parallax, as well share their notable experiences, challenges and perspectives. Here’s what they had to say:
Logistics Coordinator and Building Manager, Micky Barrera
Micky builds the physical test scenarios to stress test science and/or