The OFRN Round 5 Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING) Opportunity Announcement is focused on expanding Ohio’s research and development capabilities across the state’s academic institutions and business in support of Ohio-based federal partner needs, which ultimately promotes Ohio’s economic growth. OFRN Round 5 Areas of Interest (AOIs) include topics in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Artificial Intelligence, Human Factors, Data Analytics, Space Commercialization, Quantum Communications and Advanced Power Systems. This announcement seeks to leverage Ohio’s unique research capabilities and its federal partner’s expertise to accelerate technology development and innovation by increasing collaboration across government, academic, and industry organizations.
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January 20, 2021: Bidders Conference & Proposal Training – Virtual (Agenda and registration will be available soon- originally scheduled for Dec. 2, 2020)
February 11, 2021: Proposal questions accepted through this date