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
Blog: International Day For Women And Girls In Science 2021: On being a woman in science- Viktoria Greanya, chief scientist at Parallax Advanced Research
Dr.Viktoria Greanya is the chief scientist at Parallax Advanced Research where she leads the company’s R&D portfolio across artificial intelligence, autonomy, analytics, human performance and unmanned aerial systems. To recognize International Women and Girls in Science Day, observed on February 11, Greanya sat down with the editorial team at Parallax to reflect on her career as a woman in science and the mindset she cultivated to achieve her science-related career and personal goals.
Prior to joining Parallax Advanced Research, Greanya was owner and CEO at Morpho Sciences LLC where she
PR: Tech Warrior Ops virtual event to showcase nationwide small business technology demonstrations for US Air Force application
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 11, 2021
Dayton, Ohio -- Tech Warrior Enterprise – a U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program that is managed by Parallax Advanced Research - will host its Tech Warrior Tactical OPS event from April 19-23, 2021 in an online setting. The virtual event provides an opportunity for small businesses and innovators from around the U.S. to demonstrate their technologies, science and innovations to U.S. Air Force warfighters and first responders and gain early feedback to improve their innovation for
PR: Eight Ohio companies tapped for Dayton’s new defense accelerator managed by Launch Dayton partners Parallax Advanced Research and the Entrepreneurs’ Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2021
Eight Ohio companies will spin new technology out of their portfolios and into the defense and commercial markets through the Dayton Region’s newest defense accelerator: The Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) Defense Accelerator. The Accelerator is a program funded by the Department of Defense OEA and will be managed by Launch Dayton partners Parallax Advanced Research and the Entrepreneurs’ Center.
The program seeks to help participating startups identify uses of their technologies; move their technology products to market; position their
PR: Executive director appointed to US Air Force Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment program of Parallax Advanced Research
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 27, 2020
DAYTON – Mary Margaret Evans joins Parallax Advanced Research as executive director for the Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment ( ): a program designed to improve the connections between the U.S. Air Force, academia and industry across the U.S. to result in a major leap forward for U.S. Air Force 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 accelerating innovation, developing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 25, 2021
Program enables small businesses to perform testing on proposed technologies and gain early feedback from warfighters and first responders
Beavercreek, Ohio – Parallax Advanced Research, the applied scientific research and development organization, has been awarded a one-year contract with four one-year option periods valued at $12.38 million to further develop the Tech Warrior Enterprise program for the U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs operated by the / Center of
Dr. Mary Frame is a senior research psychologist at Parallax Advanced Research and has been contributing her expertise to Parallax’s research and development efforts since 2015. Dr. Frame works on multi-domain intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance research and has disseminated her research results at multiple national and international professional society conferences. She has also been published in scientific journals, including Behavior Research Methods and Decision. Dr. Frame is credited with developing novel research projects for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA
PR: The Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) announces Round 5: Sustaining Ohio's Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING) Initiative
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2020
Parallax Advanced Research’s OFRN program initiative is open for applications
Dayton, Ohio – The OFRN, a program of Parallax Advanced Research, announced that its Round 5 SOARING initiative is open for applications. SOARING Round 5 areas of interest include vertical take-off & landing artificial intelligence, human machine teaming, data analytics, space commercialization, quantum communications, patient care in austere and contested environments and advanced power systems to name a few. The areas of interests aim to further enable and accelerate
PR: Parallax Advanced Research and The Entrepreneurs Center announce creation of Launch Dayton Mentor Network to connect startup founders with experienced business leaders
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2, 2020
Apply today to be one of the first 25 mentors
Want the inside track on the Dayton Region’s hottest startups? Apply to be a mentor in the new Launch Dayton Mentor Network.
The Launch Dayton Mentor Network is a new program to provide existing entrepreneurs in the Dayton Region access to a network of skilled mentors who provide professional guidance to help entrepreneurs meet specific business milestones.
“The goal of the program is to foster a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem where business owners of all stages, industries and demographics
PR: Cal Analytics’ introduces Contingency Management Platform and Detect & Avoid Services to reduce risks of drone operations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2020
Beavercreek, OH – CAL Analytics, based near Dayton, Ohio, is introducing a newly developed Contingency Management Platform (CMP) designed to provide a much-needed safety layer to drone operations for the Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) ecosystems. The CMP will allow airspace supervision of drone operations, monitoring the health and integrity of the entire UTM and AAM ecosystem and enabling responses to emergent contingency conditions. The collaborative effort includes private companies ResilienX, TrueWeather
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 10, 2020
DAYTON – The Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) hosted a demonstration of its “Sustaining Ohio's Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation Rounds 3 and 4” (SOARING) initiative at Springfield-Beckley Airport, during which multiple unmanned aerial systems (UAS) were successfully tested in the airfield and integrated into SkyVision.
The test results conclude that the projects successfully integrate with SkyVision and Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) other aircraft and other flight path obstacles while remotely operated by the pilot. Select
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 3, 2020
Small biz owners: Sign up to participate by Wednesday, Nov. 18
DAYTON, Ohio - Launch Dayton's partner organizations are collaborating to run the online #LaunchIntoTheHolidays campaign to promote Dayton region small businesses this holiday season.
Beginning Cyber Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, and running through Friday, Dec. 18, Launch Dayton partner organizations, including Aviatra Accelerators — Dayton, Downtown Dayton Partnership, Miami Valley Small Business Development Center, Parallax Advanced Research and The Entrepreneurs Center, will share
Dayton, OH – (October 24, 2020) – Today, in a special meeting, Parallax Advanced Research, a new scientific research and development organization was created after the Board of Directors of the (formerly named) Wright State Applied Research Corporation properly approved updated Articles of Incorporation and Code of Regulations under Ohio law.
According to Gayle Rominger, chair of the previous organization’s Board and, now, chair of the new Board of Directors, “we are thrilled to move forward as Parallax Advanced Research. This is a huge step for the region and the state as this is a now a