For Greene County News
FAIRBORN — The Wright State Research Institute (WSRI) is looking to add partners to the recently announced $7 million grant initiative from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment’s Defense Industry Adjustment Program.
The grant has spawned the Dayton Metro Plan for Economic Diversity.
In continuing to develop the plan, a portion of the money, a total of $640,000, will be made available through five contract opportunities, details of which can be found on WSRI’s website: http://wsri.wright.edu.
A two-year program, the Dayton Metro Plan for Economic Diversity, seeks to grow the number of private-industry technology businesses in the metro area. Funding will be used to build services and programming to support entrepreneurs and businesses from technology concept to product development for commercial markets. Complimentary projects will support the region’s workforce development and advance an international trade plan.
Organizations selected to execute contracts will join a collaborative team with representation from Learn to Earn Dayton, Sinclair Community College, The Entrepreneurs Center, University of Dayton and the University of Dayton Research Institute, Wright Brothers Institute, Wright State University and the Wright State Research Institute.
WSRI also plans to offer additional contract opportunities in year two of the program.
Questions can be directed to John Owen, program manager, at [email protected] or 937-705-1025.