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Central Florida Tech Grove

Innovation Grows with Us

Tech Grove is the nation’s only innovation center specifically created to foster collaboration and acceleration of novel, non-traditional Modeling, Simulation, and Training Human Performance solutions to the US Department of Defense. We connect YOUR innovations with our national security customers to solve human performance challenges at the speed of innovation across multiple services.

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Tech Grove offers a number of different resources that you can leverage to connect, learn, and discover opportunities to engage in the defense modeling, simulation and training industry.

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

This time we are looking for your creative use of artificial intelligence to address a need for the Ready Relevant Learning program.

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!

Our Charter is to Improve Human Performance through Modeling, Simulation & Training

The Tech Grove is where we uncover unique ways to solve some of the Modeling, Simulation, & Training industry’s toughest problems. Right now we’re focused on these areas.


LVC-STE Adoption

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


Artificial Intelligence

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


XR Technology

Improving human performance with the use of advanced XR technology, 5G networking, and integration.

Our Mission is to Grow the Defense Industry, Facilitate Technology Transfers, & Solve Hard Problems

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Grow the Defense Industry Base

We collaborate with industry, academia, small business, and government from across the nation. We do this with events, communication, and referrals to ecosystem support organizations.

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Transfer Technology

We facilitate technology transfer to the private sector and facilitate the use of government labs to increase the likelihood of success in conducting joint activities with small businesses and universities to make use of technology related assistance from a government lab. We enable spin out of federally developed technologies or spin in of solutions from industry and academia to government problems.

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Solve Hard Problems

By facilitating the innovation of better training for our warfighters through modeling and simulation to improve human performance. We facilitate these innovations through prize challenges, tech scans, game jams, and other initiatives.

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!

Introducing Our New Logo

When Central Florida Tech Grove was established in June of 2020, we also developed a logo. That logo was designed to align with the Team Orlando logo since our founding members are the four services that anchor Team Orlando (Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps). We recently realized the need for a new logo that would be easier to read in various media formats. You will still see our original logo (now our Seal). But more and more you will see our new Logo!

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Human Performance

Our invested partners include:

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