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Workshops Seek to Enhance Federal Research Investment in Ohio

CSU and OFRN to host series of government-industry “mixers”

OFRM Workshop

Cleveland State University in support of the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) will host a series of government-industry mixers across the state which are designed to enhance opportunities to collaborate with federal research labs and government agencies and showcase areas of expertise and research assets in Ohio to potential federal sponsors and industry collaborators. The first workshop, focused on energy storage and integration and human performance and health sciences will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 8 at the Ohio Aerospace Institute, 22800 Cedar Point Road in Cleveland.

“The state of Ohio features numerous research and economic assets that are highly valuable to federal government laboratories and agencies,” says Dr. Jerzy Sawicki, Vice President for Research at CSU. “Unfortunately, there is often a disconnect between the universities and businesses possessing this expertise and the federal sponsors looking for partners. These mixers seek to enhance understanding of the assets available and ‘pair up’ federal labs with industry and university collaborators that can meet their technical and research needs.”

The mixers are a component of a $1 million grant from OFRN designed to enhance technology transfer and the commercialization of federal research priorities. CSU is serving as the marketing and outreach lead for this effort and is collaborating with federal research labs, universities and businesses from across the state to expand collaboration and technology development.

“CSU has long been dedicated to producing research that has a positive impact on our economy and society as a whole,” Sawicki adds. “This effort with OFRN will further the impact of federal research, while helping to bring additional jobs and economic development to our state.”

To register for the event on February 8, visit To learn more about future workshops and additional opportunities being offered through the program, go to the OFRN website,