The Hitchhiker's Guide to Dayton Tech & Startups

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Dayton Tech & Startups

WBI OEA Commercialization Initiative Kickoff

  • Tec^Edge 5000 Springfield St Dayton, OH 45431 USA

Join Wright Brothers Institute for the kickoff of its Market-Pull Commercialization pilot of the Dayton Metro Plan for Economic Diversity project, funded by DoD’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA).

The WBI Market-Pull Commercialization Model aims to reduce the risk for technologists and investors, while providing commercial opportunities for the region’s extensive R&D assets and for federal laboratories, particularly AFRL.

WBI will demonstrate how this model will work and how Dayton’s technology developers can engage in this opportunity. Using the market area of Precision Agriculture, WBI will discuss how you can engage in the process. Future market areas will be Energy, Human Performance, and Environmental Monitoring.

We invite small businesses, large businesses, entrepreneurs and area technology developers to come prepared to discuss any novel capability that they have developed that could affect these markets. It is our hope to develop teams that are interested in taking any viable concepts, built from multiple capabilities, to market. The process has our team working alongside these teams to assist, guide and mentor them with the best practices that we have incorporated into the WBI Market Pull model.


Intro to Collider, Small Business Hub – 2 min

WBI Director, Les McFawn, WBI objectives and Market Pull Model - 15 min

Precision Agriculture Market Deconstruction, Bob Lee- 10 min

Introduction to Blue Paper Inputs, Craig Steffen, - 5 min

Open Q&As - 15 min

Networking – 45 min