Posted on Jan 14, 2021

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Posted on Jan 13, 2021

EPI specializes in RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification.

Posted on Jan 11, 2021

WBI Impact Week

On November 17 – 20, 2020, the Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) hosted its Air & Industry Impact Week webinar that showcased the Institute’s collaboration with various Dayton Area entities including the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force Small Business Office and various businesses of the larger Dayton Area economic development community. The goal of the event was to give voice to innovators who make an impact on U.S. Air Force capabilities. With nearly 50 speakers, moderators and panelists across more than 30 sessions, the event provided critical

Posted on Dec 8, 2020

AFOSR Webinar: How to Engage with the AFRL Research Ecosystem

On June 19, 2020, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and its partnership intermediary the Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center (BRICC) hosted a live webinar that drew in around 1,000 registrants with over 500 of those registrants attending via Zoom. These registrants came from ten countries, over 160 universities and more than 60 different companies and greater than 84% of those who registered were new to the AFOSR . The goal of this webinar was to introduce and explain functions of key entities in the U.S. Air Force ecosystem and link the Department of Defense

Posted on Nov 22, 2020


Innovation requires a team. Using a football analogy, the quarterback cannot win the game alone. Even setting aside the obvious need for a defense to keep the other team from scoring, the quarterback must be protected by the offensive linemen, and he must have the help of receivers and running backs to move the ball to the goal line. Many children who love the game of football dream of being a quarterback, but as they grow and play the sport, their talents, skills, abilities, and, yes, size might determine that playing a different position is the best way for them to contribute to the team

Posted on Apr 17, 2020

Wright State Research Institute ( WSRI ), located in Dayton, OH is to receive $11.6 million in federal funding. The award is part of the Air Force’s Academic Partnership and Engagement Experiment ( APEX ) program, which aims to address priority research requirements of the Air Force Research Laboratory ( AFRL ). The funding will focus on innovative approaches to technology transfer issues and will foster collaboration between AFRL and WSRI . This award was made possible by provisions Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) included in the FY 2020 Defense Appropriations.

Posted on Mar 2, 2020

$2.1 million has been secured for a partnership between local organizations.

The partnership is between BRITE Energy Innovators in Warren, the Youngstown Business Incubator ( YBI ), and Wright State Applied Research Cooperation in Dayton.

The contract between the organization supports Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment ( APEX ), a five-year partnership program of the United States Air Force.