With over $9 billion annually in R&D, performance and management of R&D and testing is a major Ohio industry in and of itself. Ohio is home to some of the most unique testing facilities in the world. Used by both military and commercial/aviation companies, these impressive assets serve as an industry focal point. These assets are unduplicated anywhere in the world and many would be too expensive to rebuild. The breadth of capabilities is equally impressive: Icing research tunnel, space power facility, spacecraft propulsion research facility and thermal vacuum chambers, etc.
R&D and testing of advanced materials and manufacturing provides the technological underpinning f of new capabilities and advances in aerospace propulsion, aircraft structures, avionics and aerospace power management. Ohio’s Third Frontier funding for these types of R&D projects has been identified as a significant competitive advantage for Ohio companies with over $100 million invested in areas that will benefit Ohio Aerospace.
Ohio offers a world-class university/community college R&D network and STEM education program that ensures a future R&D expert base in the future.
For more information on Ohio’s R&D and Testing capabilities, contact Joe Zeis at the Dayton Development Coalition.