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Helping You Address Human Performance and DOD Training Needs

About Us

At Central Florida Tech Grove, innovation grows with us

The Tech Grove is a unique modeling and simulation collaboration space consisting of 6,400 physical square feet and unlimited virtual space. We create opportunities for collaboration and innovation through a variety of events, programs, and competitions for innovators, industry, academia, and government to engage in addressing the needs of our military.

Tech Grove’s Purpose

The Department of Defense (DOD) relies on technology innovations for novel, non-traditional military training solutions to prepare the United States soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and guardians who protect our country.

At Tech Grove, we support innovators like you, creating connectivity and collaboration between military and U.S. government customers to support the development of innovative solutions addressing DOD training needs.

Our unique customer base enables us to address gaps and problems shared by multiple services as well as individual service needs. It also enables us to provide YOU the opportunity to engage across the DOD organizations focused on human performance and to provide connections to other areas of each service.

Education, Support, and Access

Tech Grove reaches across the country — and into all sectors — to attract innovators to achieve our three key missions:
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Grow the defense industrial base

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Support the transfer and transition of DOD-funded innovations

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Solve problems faced by our customers

We need YOU to engage with us so our customers can utilize your innovative ideas, talent, capabilities, products, or services to address their needs.


We provide education, support, and access to expedite the development of innovative DOD training need solutions, with services such as:

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Prize Challenges and Colliders

Opportunities for non-traditional technologists to address complex MS&T problems.

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Innovation Cells

Simulation and training platforms used for gap analysis, prototype testing, and exploration of collaboration opportunities.

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Innovation Events

Outreach events, capability demonstrations, and monthly and weekly social engagements to cultivate connection.

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Solution Ecosystems

Workbenches, sandboxes, cyber warfare labs, and hack-a-thon competitions.

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Technology Demonstrations

Curated physical and virtual technology demonstrations.

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Innovator Connections

Connection of innovators with small businesses, OEM, academia, capital institutions, and media resources to move innovative solutions to commercialization.

Tech Grove Connections

Facilitating the connections, discussions, and collaborations that lead to the accelerated adoption of new ideas and innovative training solutions isn’t possible by one organization. It requires knowledge of and association with national defense training agencies, other government agencies, leading research universities, and other defense innovation hubs. That’s why Tech Grove partners with multiple agencies and divisions to get the job done.

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Tech Grove also connects beyond the defense community to other networks of innovators and academia in a variety of other industries. The existing and new relationships we build across the country enable us to reach innovators in key technology areas relevant to our customers. 

Events

Tech Grove offers a number of different events to connect, learn, and discover opportunities to engage in the defense modeling, simulation and training industry. Each of these events brings together industry, government and academia to connect, find opportunities to collaborate and help us accelerate innovation for human performance in our military. Check out our events and our social media for the latest information.

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May Events

Check out our events happening at Tech Grove in May.

May Events

Check out our events happening at Tech Grove in May.

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Look Ahead
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Second Quarter Events

Save the Date for These events happening in the Coming Months!

Second Quarter Events

Save the Date for These events happening in the Coming Months!

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April 11th
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NTSA/Tech Grove Connect

Sign up today for Tech Grove Connect, a monthly live webinar series hosted by NTSA. Learn about ...

NTSA/Tech Grove Connect

Sign up today for Tech Grove Connect, a monthly live webinar series hosted by NTSA. Learn about the stories, teams, and innovations behind I/ITSEC Best Papers.

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April 9th
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Army/Marine Corps PALT

PALT sessions are open to Industry participants intending to pursue contracts and/or business with ...

Army/Marine Corps PALT

PALT sessions are open to Industry participants intending to pursue contracts and/or business with the U.S. Government. PALTs provide Industry the opportunity to request updates on specific procurements of interest. The Government will not provide any procurement-sensitive information that would violate the integrity of the source selection process.

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April 11th-12th
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VRARA Immersive Technology Summit

The premier immersive technology (VR/AR/XR) conference & exhibition for business and technology ...

VRARA Immersive Technology Summit

The premier immersive technology (VR/AR/XR) conference & exhibition for business and technology leaders and enthusiasts in Central Florida.

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April 24
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FIEA Game Lab Final Demonstrations

Prepare to immerse yourself in an exciting world of high-tech gaming. From next-gen virtual ...

FIEA Game Lab Final Demonstrations

Prepare to immerse yourself in an exciting world of high-tech gaming. From next-gen virtual reality experiences to groundbreaking advancements in gaming technology, this event will be a spectacle for tech enthusiasts and gamers alike. Get ready to witness the future of gaming, network with like-minded individuals, and engage in thrilling competitions. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the high-tech gaming revolution!

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May 14th
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NAVY PALT

PALT sessions are open to Industry participants intending to pursue contracts and/or business with ...

NAVY PALT

PALT sessions are open to Industry participants intending to pursue contracts and/or business with the U.S. Government. PALTs provide industry the opportunity to request updates on specific procurements of interest. The Government will not provide any procurement-sensitive information that would violate the integrity of the source selection process.

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May 15th
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Project 160 Juice Bar: AFAMS Enhancing F35 Training Capabilities

AFAMS presents iPerformX, along with other partners will work collaboratively to help solve ...

Project 160 Juice Bar: AFAMS Enhancing F35 Training Capabilities

AFAMS presents iPerformX, along with other partners will work collaboratively to help solve current M&S hurdles. AFAMS will be embarking on enhancing F-35 training capabilities. The current devices that will be located within the Tech Grove will be used to ideate breaking down current enterprise interoperability issues, explore novel visual enhancements, establish Common Simulated environments utilizing existing SLEDs, and dynamic deployable configuration/footprint.

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May 16th
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APEX at the Grove

The Florida APEX Accelerator events are a thrilling convergence of innovation and ...

APEX at the Grove

The Florida APEX Accelerator events are a thrilling convergence of innovation and entrepreneurship. Picture a dynamic space where visionaries, disruptors, and trailblazers come together to showcase groundbreaking ideas and forge game-changing connections. From high-stakes pitch competitions to immersive workshops, it's an exciting ecosystem where the entrepreneurial spirit takes center stage. Join us in redefining the business landscape and shaping the future of innovation in the Sunshine State—a journey into the next wave of exciting ventures.

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June 10th
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Citrus Talks

The NAWCTSD Lab Leads are responsible for driving innovation and solutions to our sailors and ...

Citrus Talks

The NAWCTSD Lab Leads are responsible for driving innovation and solutions to our sailors and fellow warfighters. This is YOUR opportunity to meet these key individuals. The objective of this roundtable discussion or “Citrus Talk” is to gain insight into the mission, vision, focus, challenges (hard problems), and provide an overall opportunity to share how the Lab Leads support the future warfighter.

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June 11th
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Central Florida Tech Grove - SBIR/STTR Partnership Day

Join us on June 11th for the 2024 SBIR/STTR Partnership Day to expand your network, learn more ...

Central Florida Tech Grove - SBIR/STTR Partnership Day

Join us on June 11th for the 2024 SBIR/STTR Partnership Day to expand your network, learn more about SBIR/STTR funding, and stay at the forefront of cutting-edge technology advancements . You will also have the opportunity to connect with SBIR/STTR Awardees who are showcasing their latest technology innovations.

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Open Now!
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2024 IITSEC NBT AI Showcase

The recent proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has created new possibilities for ...

2024 IITSEC NBT AI Showcase

The recent proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has created new possibilities for training data analysis, assessment, and adaptive learning. Combined with advances in cognitive science, AI enables sophisticated intelligent tutoring, the generation of tailored training content, and improved fidelity in training support agents. These capabilities form critical pillars for adaptive and personalized learning that can improve the ability of organizations to meet training requirements and develop technologies and strategies for using limited time and resources to meet the specific needs of individual military personnel and varying team structures. NATO is hosting this showcase event to compliment I/ITSEC’s annual Next Big Thing initiative. This smaller, more intimate event will provide a focused showcase of cutting-edge technologies (i. e., tools and methods) that leverage AI techniques applied specifically to military-centric use cases. The event will be executed in a 90-minute session that will take place in the Destination Lounge at the Orange County Convention Center To be considered for participation, complete the form on the Central Florida Tech Grove Website: https://www.centralfloridatechgrove.org/024-iitsec-nbt-nato-ai-showcase by 11:59 PM EDT of Friday, 19 July 2024. If you have questions, please contact this year’s Showcase Chairs: Benjamin Goldberg (benjamin.s.goldberg.civ@army.mil) and Diana Teel (diana.c.teel.civ@us.navy.mil)

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June 3rd
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Prize Challenge Information Session

Join us for an Information Session about the upcoming Prize Challenge!

Prize Challenge Information Session

Join us for an Information Session about the upcoming Prize Challenge!

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Don’t Hesitate...Join the Alliance!

We'd love for you to get connected with us and join our Tech Grove Innovation Growers Alliance!  By giving us your contact information, you will receive our newsletter, get announcements about opportunities, events, and more.  Also go to our "Share Your Capabilities" portal and provide us your information so we will know about all the ways you can help us solve problems!

In the heart of Research Park and adjacent to the UCF main campus, our physical facility is just 20 minutes from both Orlando and Sanford International Airports and minutes from hotels and dining. But we are very virtual and you can participate in many of our opportunities no matter where you are!