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Jumping the Fence – a dialogue on Open Innovation

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Joy’s law states – “No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else.”

How do you overcome it? Open Innovation, based on intentional knowledge flows across traditional boundaries – is a practice commonly used in technology and start-up communities.

Jeff Graley, Co-Founder/President of Mile Two, LLC, has built Mile Two upon lessons learned during his career and continues to utilize open innovation by building collaborative relationships to drive innovation within Mile Two and for their clients.

David Shahady, Air Force SBIR STTR Program Director will focus on how the Air Force is utilizing a small business mentality to rapidly find fresh ideas for current technical challenges, fostering small business in the national economy – and what it takes to participate in these programs. With programs such as Tech Warrior, the SBIR/STTR program office is furthering the development of nationally focused technologies in the Dayton region.

Bob Lee, Open Innovation Project Manager, Wright Brothers Institute had a career in AFRL from 32 years. During that time, Bob, consistently innovated on technology and processes to leap the technology gap and field systems that are in use in the USAF and DoD today. Currently Bob is the Open Innovation Award Challenge manager for AFRL at the Wright Brothers Institute-IDEA lab assisting AFRL employees in this new process for reaching out to the world to solve their technical and functional problems. He has helped run over 30 open innovation challenges for AFRL.


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January 26
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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444 E 2nd st.
444 E 2nd Street
Dayton, OH 45402 United States
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