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Modeling - Simulation - Training for Human Performance Innovation


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The World's Largest Modeling, Simulation & Training Event


We are an innovative partnership for improving human performance through MS&T with our DoD partners

Tech Grove is a unique innovation center specifically created to foster collaboration and accelerate novel, non-traditional, Modeling, Simulation, Training & Human Performance solutions to our national defense partners at Team Orlando.  We focus on identifying small businesses with innovative technology that addresses our Services' hard problems when developing solutions for Live Virtual Constructive and Synthetic Training Environments. 

Don’t Miss Out on the Tech Grove / NAWCTSD RRL Prize Challenge!


The Central Florida Tech Grove, in partnership with Team Orlando, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD), and National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), is executing a prize challenge to identify solutions that address a critical barrier in effectively implementing Instructional Systems Design (ISD) Analysis for training for military readiness and human performance.

Real Experiences, Real Opportunities, Real Results

Try out a flight simulator? Help develop a serious game? Challenge your cyber defense skills? Have a face-to-face conversation with the Commanding Officer of the local Navy command? Meet your next intern or part-time employee? You can do all of that and more at Tech Grove.

Contact us to learn more about how you can get involved!

The Nation’s Modeling, Simulation, and Training Innovation Center

The United States Department of Defense (DOD) depends on non-traditional training solutions built with cutting-edge technologies created by innovators like you. However, getting your novel solution to market — and to the DOD for military readiness training — is challenging.


That’s where Central Florida Tech Grove comes in.




At Tech Grove, we facilitate modeling, simulation, and training (MS&T) advances with:

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We offer resources to inspire you, connecting you to the people and organizations at the forefront of the defense modeling and simulation industry.

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We help you discover collaboration opportunities with Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, and Space Force modeling, simulation, and training organizations.

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We assist you with business development assistance and federal funding to get your innovation to market in the hands that need it.

Our Mission for Enhancing DOD Human Performance

Grow the Defense Industry Base

We collaborate with industry, academia, small business, and government from across the nation to expand the defense industry base. We offer an expansive calendar of events, education and support, and referrals to ecosystem support organizations ranging from industry associations to competitive research as well as development programs.

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Facilitate MS&T Technology Transfers

We facilitate technology transfers between small businesses, universities, and government labs. We conduct joint activities, spinning out federally developed technology to support innovation and spinning in solutions from industry and academia to solve complex government human performance challenges.

Solve Complex Military Training Challenges

We facilitate the innovation of enhanced human performance training solutions to apply to the gaps and problems shared by our military customers. Through prize challenges, tech scans, game jams, and other initiatives, industry, government, and academia work together to create and accelerate solutions.

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Unique Ways To Solve Military Human Performance Problems

Tech Grove is where we uncover unique ways to solve some of the modeling, simulation, and training industry’s toughest problems. Our innovators have moved well beyond the use of basic virtual reality for training to deliver technology-based human performance training. Right now we’re focused on these areas:

LVC-STE Adoption

Expanding the adoption of Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) and Military Synthetic Training Environment (STE) tools and solutions.


Artificial Intelligence

Uncovering and adapting Artificial Intelligence (AI) to unlock human-machine interaction in AI military training.

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XR Technology

Improving human performance using advanced extended reality for training (XRT) technology, 5G networking, and integration.

Interested in Modeling, Simulation, and Training?

Connect, Collaborate With Leaders, and More

Tech Grove offers many resources to help you engage in the defense modeling, simulation, and training industry.


We’re located in the heart of Orlando’s MetaCenter — a vast interconnected network of organizations leading technology innovations — where we host the MetaGrove, a digital twin of our operations.


Discover how to connect for discussions around everything from LVC training to… well, there are no limits to innovation!

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Learn at Our Next Event

Join us for this unusual opportunity to see demos of four patented inventions from the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division. These are just a few examples of their treasure trove of intellectual property! Meet researchers and the team that can help you form partnerships to collaborate, license IP, or work with Crane! You can attend in person (recommended) or virtually. See you on August 15th from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm EDT!

Real Experiences, Real Opportunities, Real Results

Want to try out a flight simulator, help develop a serious game, challenge your cyber defense skills, or experience virtual reality for training?


Interested in having a face-to-face conversation with the Commanding Officer of the local Navy command or meeting your next intern or part-time employee?


You can do all of that and more at Tech Grove. Contact us to discover how you can get involved!

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Share your Capabilities

Do you have an innovative idea or capability that could be a solution for challenges facing our national defense partners? Getting novel, non-traditional, human performance solutions in front of potential users, customers and collaborators can be a long and arduous process. Until now. Tell us about your innovation so we can tell others.

Why Orlando is the Metacenter

Orlando has for decades been the epicenter of innovation in modeling, simulation, and training for our nation’s military. As a result, it is also the home of a vast interconnected network of organizations leading innovations in game development, artificial intelligence, multi-dimensional modeling, optics, sensors, and data science.

Share your innovations with Team Orlando

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Tech Grove and the National Security Innovation Network have created a Team Orlando platform to allow you to respond to specific problem statements as well as submit information about your products, services, and capabilities.

Join the TOPS community today, check out the problems in our Problem Grove, submit your capabilities, and engage with us!


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