Cleveland Regional Meeting - SOLD OUT

Hosted by Ohio Aerospace Institute & NASA Glenn Research Center
Thursday November 01, 2018
Cleveland, OH
Time and Date:
Thursday, November 1, 2018
12pm – 4pm (EST)
Meeting location: 
Ohio Aerospace Institute       
22800 Cedar Point Road
Cleveland, OH 44142
(Facility tours will be held at NASA Glenn Research Center)
How to Register:
Registration is at capacity for this event.  If you would like to be added to the invitation list for future IRI meetings in the Cleveland area, please contact Erika Toman.
There's still space to sign up for our Philadelphia Regional Meeting on October 30!
Discussion topic:
Alignment of innovation strategy with business strategy by Rebecca Kwiat of Alcyon Technical Services/NASA Glenn. Becky will lead a 90 minute "lightning round" to discuss your pre-submitted questions.  (Please submit your questions to

A few sample questions include: 

  • 1) How do you instill an innovative mindset and culture across business functions?
  • 2) How do you integrate cross functional partners into the innovation process and mindset?  (Legal, marketing, finance, quality)
  • 3) How do you use your limited R&D and innovation resources for maximum impact and value?
Meeting agenda: 
11:30-12:00: Event Registration
12:00 – 12:45pm:  Lunch and welcome by NASA Glenn and Robert Wasson of nuAngle
12:45 – 2:00pm:  Tours
2:00 – 3:30pm: Group discussion led by Rebecca Kwiat of ATS/NASA Glenn
3:30 – 4:00pm: Networking
What to bring: 
Required:  A state or federal photo I.D., such as driver’s license or passport
Business cards
Business casual with flat, closed-toe shoes.
Tour highlights: 
Will be posted soon!  The tours will include state of the art facilities at NASA Glenn Research Center that are generally not seen by the public. 
About NASA Glenn:
NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) performs research and development to advance aviation, enable exploration of the universe, and improve life on Earth.  Its scientists and engineers deliver advanced flight systems for spacecraft and improve efficiency and safety in aircraft, often in partnership with U.S. companies, universities, and other government institutions. The center’s core capabilities concentrate on air-breathing and in-space propulsion, aerospace power systems, aerospace communications, materials for extreme environments, biomedical technologies and high-value space experiments featuring advanced physical sciences-- all focused on solving important, practical aerospace problems and opening new frontiers (scientific, technological, and economical) for our nation. Our premier facilities, people, and services uniquely position this Center to lead NASA and its partners in driving technological innovation forward into the 21st century. GRC is home to 25 major test facilities and over 100 research and development laboratories located at our sites in Cleveland, Ohio and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio. For this event you will have the opportunity to tour two of our facilities and receive a better understanding of some of the work that we do at NASA GRC.
About the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI):
The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) was founded in 1989. Our mission is to enhance our partners’ aerospace competitiveness through research and technology development, workforce preparedness, and engagement with global networks for innovation and advocacy. Today, OAI has approximately 80 employees and over $16M in annual revenue.  OAI is a joint initiative of the NASA Glenn Research Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the State of Ohio, ten Ohio public and private universities granting doctoral degrees in aerospace-related engineering disciplines, and numerous companies engaged in aerospace activities.

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