Partner Event

Join the Ohio Aerospace Institute virtually for an informative program and update on the status of Aerospace in Ohio.

Hear from Scott Thompson of Price Waterhouse Coopers. Scott is the author of the annual Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Study ranking Ohio number two in aerospace attractiveness nationwide. Scott will discuss how that determination was made.

A panel of high level Aerospace Experts from, Industry, government, and military will share input and knowledge on workforce needs and opportunities, as well as Ohio’s commitment to higher education.
How to maintain and build on our status will be a focus of the panel.


10:00 – 10:15 a.m. /Lt. Governor John Husted

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. /Col. Joe Zies, Governor’s office

10:30 – 10:40 a.m. / State Rep. Adam Holmes

10:40 – 11:10 a.m. / Scott Thompson, Price Waterhouse Coopers Partner & National
Leader for Aerospace & Defense Practice

11:10 – 11:55 a.m./ Panel

  • Kathy Ingram, Ohio State Rep., Workforce,
  • Rich Mears, president, Component Repair Technology,
  • Julianna Petti, executive director, Alliance for Working Together (AWT) and Roger Sustar, owner and CEO, Fredon and AWT treasurer,
  • Major General John Harris, Ohio National Guard,
  • Jed Marquart, Ph.D., P.E., executive director, Ohio Space Grant Consortium,
  • Robert Tanner, executive director, Ohio Federal Research Network

11:55 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / Q&A Panel Moderated by Dr. John Sankovic, President and CEO, Ohio Aerospace Institute

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. / Closing remarks General Lester Lyles, Ret. Airforce


Join the Ohio Aerospace Institute in partnership with the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Council and the Ohio Aerospace Aviation Technology Committee for Ohio Aerospace Day 2020. The event features keynote speaker Scott Thompson from Price Waterhouse Cooper and a panel of aerospace experts discussing workforce, education, industry and supply chain in industry manufacturing.

Contact Kim Holizna with questions:

December 3, 2020|Events|

Partner Event

The NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM), in collaboration with the Office of Procurement (OP), Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) and the Science Mission Directorate (SMD), is hosting a virtual NASA HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour.
Representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions will have the opportunity to gain insight and strategies on how to pursue procurement and technical opportunities with the Agency.
Key topics will include:
·     OSTEM’s Minority Serving Institutions Sustainability Initiative
·     Agency Acquisition Opportunities
·     Product Service Lines and the NASA Vendor Database
·     STMD’s Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Opportunities
·     SMD’s Science Research Opportunities, Grants, Fellowships and Contracts
Attendees will also be able to join group and breakout sessions with various NASA program and technical personnel, in addition to large prime contractors, attendees.
Secure your spot today!
  • Elections
  • Advocacy tips
  • Key takeaways

For questions, please contact Becky Watts at or Andrea Harless at


November 20, 2020|Events|

Partner Event

Friday, November 13, 2020 | 9:30am – 3:30pm | Register Now!

UH Ventures and NASA Glenn Research Center invite you to the next installment of the Health Voyagers Series, New Frontiers: Innovating for Systemness and Well-being.


NASA ventures fearlessly into the unknown. A national beacon of innovation, the agency is no stranger to setting bold objectives, pursuing daunting missions, and innovating rapidly. University Hospitals has overcome formidable challenges over its 150+ year history in response to the needs of our community. UH is in a state of transformation once again, with COVID-19 as the catalyst for our own venture into the unknown. UH is re-envisioning healthcare, starting with purposefully designing our own organization as a fully connected, adaptive system. By achieving systemness and embracing unchartered territories, UH will serve as a guardian of well-being of Northeast Ohio.

What can we learn from NASA to ensure that UH and our peers across the nation continue to pursue this role? What will it take for healthcare to fully accept the torch of innovation in America, as NASA did in the 20th century?

Join us Friday, November 13th for an illuminating discussion between UH and NASA. We are exploring the unlikely parallels between space exploration and the next era of healthcare. The day will feature a variety of panels, and keynote addresses featuring NASA executives, scientists, and astronauts, as well as UH leaders, researchers, and clinicians. Topics include Next Generation Mission Control, Remote Monitoring, Astronautics and Athletics, and many more.

We will be adding more information to this page shortly, including: speaker bios, agenda, panel topics and more!


October 29, 2020|Events|

Partner Event

Global Aerospace Webinar

Join the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) for expert insights on the current state of the global aerospace market and what to expect moving forward. OAI will host this digital event with the support of the Northeast Ohio District Export Council and the International Trade Administration.
Log in information for event registrants to follow.

About this Event

On November 4, hear from experts at the International Trade Administration as well as aerospace specialists from six U.S. Embassies. This virtual event offers information for aerospace companies looking for new global aerospace business opportunities.

November 4 & 5:  Register today for an opportunity for business to government meetings by appointment. To schedule meetings with aerospace specialists from the U.S. Embassies, visit:

November 4 Virtual Event:
9:30-9:45 a.m.: Ohio Aerospace Institute President and CEO John M. Sankovic will discuss the Ohio Aerospace Outlook
9:45-10 a.m.: Peter Lengyel, President & CEO Safran USA will moderate the Embassy panel at 11:30 a.m., and provide an update on the aerospace market from a tier-1 perspective.
10-10:15 a.m. Write State Applied Research Corp (WSARC) CEO & President Dennis Andersh will provide an update on the revolution coming for Aerospace & Space and how companies can assist and position themselves for the future.
10:15-10:45 a.m.: The International Trade Administration’s Kim Wells will discuss the current global market trends impacting the aerospace, defense and commercial space sectors. This information will help Ohio companies identify potential obstacles and opportunities, in order to navigate the current uncertain environment.
10:45 -10:50 a.m. Five minute break
10:50 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.: U.S. Embassy Aerospace Specialists along with aerospace experts from the UK, France, Canada, Denmark and Brazil will provide updates on their respective countries.
11:30 – Noon: Question and Answer Panel moderated by Peter Lengyel

Contact Kim Holizna, Director of Global Engagement & Membership with event questions


October 2, 2020|Events|

Partner Event

Advocacy with Impact

A webinar for nonprofits on advocating effectively for your organization and cause

FRI., OCT. 16, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Join G2G for a webinar designed for nonprofits to share insights and tips on how to effectively advocate for your organization and cause before Congress, the Statehouse and even local government. Advocacy with impact is key for nonprofits to educate on critical issues, raise your visibility, develop strong relationships, influence policies and decision-making, and increase funding for programs and your organization!

Topics covered:

  • Government basics
  • How the system works
  • Key targets and resources
  • Government grants
  • Federal relief funding for nonprofits
  • Upcoming Ohio State budget
  • Elections
  • Advocacy tips
  • Key takeaways

For questions, please contact Becky Watts at or Andrea Harless at

October 1, 2020|Events|
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