March 24th, 2016
The Wright Brothers Institute held 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 demonstrated how this model will work and how Dayton’s technology developers can engage in this opportunity. Using the market area of Precision Agriculture, WBI discussed how you can engage in the process. Future market areas will be Energy, Human Performance, and Environmental Monitoring.
WBI Market Driven Commercialization
Charts that were presented at WBI for the OEA event
List of resources and links that point to Agricultural Challenges
Precision Ag Concept Stimulus Package
Resource to breakdown large market to addressable Ag issues and results of the WBI Precision Ag User Group outcomes
What People are Saying About This Collider
TEC^Edge Ventures represents a very fresh approach to the Dayton area’s start up community — turning the process around by assessing areas of market demand and “problems to be solved” and asking innovators/founders to RESPOND to the PULL rather than put their concepts forward as a PUSH Survey Respondent
Excellent opportunities for small businesses’ to network and develop team approaches for commercialization.Survey Respondent
Looks like Dayton region has some good things going on and I sense some momentum in the entrepreneurship. Hope our region will be like Silicon Valley 15-20 years from now.Sivaram Gogineni