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We are providing information on just some resources that you can leverage to connect, learn, and discover opportunities to engage in the defense modeling, simulation, and training industry. If there are others that you have found particularly useful, please let us know!

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Orlando Tech Community

The Orlando Tech Community (OTC), a core component of the Orlando Economic Partnership, is a group ...

Orlando Tech Community

The Orlando Tech Community (OTC), a core component of the Orlando Economic Partnership, is a group of private industry, resource organizations, and public partners that collaborate with the singular focus of organizing and aligning the Central Florida region’s resources to accelerate progress towards an innovation-based economy. This organization offers opportunities to connect and network with innovators across a wide spectrum of technologies and industries and enables Tech Grove to reach innovators who can support our government members.

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National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

NDIA drives strategic dialogue in national security by identifying key issues and leveraging the ...

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

NDIA drives strategic dialogue in national security by identifying key issues and leveraging the knowledge and experience of its military, government, industry, and academic members to address them. They have an active Central Florida chapter to help you get connected with industry, government, and academia in the defense modeling simulation, and training industry.

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Women In Defense (WID)

WID engages, cultivates, and supports the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of ...

Women In Defense (WID)

WID engages, cultivates, and supports the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security. They have an active Central Florida chapter to help you get connected with industry, government, and academia in the defense modeling simulation and training industry.

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Association of the United States Army (AUSA)

AUSA is a nonprofit educational and professional development association supporting all aspects of ...

Association of the United States Army (AUSA)

AUSA is a nonprofit educational and professional development association supporting all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America’s Army and the men and women who serve. They have an active Central Florida chapter to help you get connected with industry, government, and academia in the defense modeling simulation, and training industry.

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Navy League of the United States

The Navy League is a nonprofit civilian, educational, and advocacy organization supporting the ...

Navy League of the United States

The Navy League is a nonprofit civilian, educational, and advocacy organization supporting the personnel and families of those who serve in America’s sea services: Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines. They have an active Central Florida chapter to help you get connected with industry, government, and academia in the defense modeling simulation and training industry.

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International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership ...

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the transdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. INCOSE is designed to connect systems engineering professionals with educational, networking, and career-advancement opportunities in the interest of developing the global community of systems engineers and systems approaches to problems. We are also focused on producing state-of-the-art work products that support and enhance this discipline’s visibility in the world.

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Florida Photonics Cluster

Florida is home to one of the largest clusters of photonics companies in the world. The Cluster ...

Florida Photonics Cluster

Florida is home to one of the largest clusters of photonics companies in the world. The Cluster supports the growth and profitability of the industry through networking, education, and resources. This organization offers opportunities to connect and network with innovators across a wide spectrum of technologies and industries and enables Tech Grove to reach innovators who can support our government members.

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VR/AR Association

The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration ...

VR/AR Association

The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between solution providers and end-users that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry best practices, connects member organizations, and promotes the services of member companies. This organization offers opportunities to connect and network with innovators across a wide spectrum of technologies and industries and enables Tech Grove to reach innovators who can support our government members.

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Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD)

NAWCTSD is a military and civilian acquisition, research, and development center with advanced ...

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Doing Business with NAWCTSD

To give the Warfighter the very best, NAWCTSD needs to have an excellent relationship with ...

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Army Soldier Center Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC)

STTC discovers, innovates, develops, and transitions cutting-edge technologies to material ...

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Advanced Distributed Learning

US government program that conducts research and development on distributed learning and ...

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Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI)

PEO STRI works closely with its partners at the Training and Doctrine Command’s Combined Arms ...

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Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation

AFAMS coordinates with Headquarters, Warfighters, and acquisition centers to facilitate ...

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Marine Corps Program Manager for Training Systems (PM TRASYS)

PM TRASYS is the Marine Corps Systems Command’s independent Program Manager assigned the ...

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The Department of the Navy

NavalX was created to be a Navy-wide innovation and collaboration network. The NavalX Central ...

The Department of the Navy

NavalX was created to be a Navy-wide innovation and collaboration network. The NavalX Central Florida Tech Bridge is a Tech Grove customer and provides connectivity to NAWCTSD and across the Naval enterprise.

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Department of Defense Innovation Ecosystem

The DOD maintains a broad network of centers and programs that provide programs and services for ...

Department of Defense Innovation Ecosystem

The DOD maintains a broad network of centers and programs that provide programs and services for industry and academia to connect, find collaboration opportunities, and get support. Tech Grove is part of the DOD innovation ecosystem.

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NavalX Central Florida Tech Bridge

The global NavalX Tech Bridge network serves the Navy and Marine Corps as an innovation and ...

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Defense Health Agency

The Defense Health Agency is a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the Army, ...

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Army Futures Command Synthetic Training Environment – Cross Functional Team (STE-CFT)

The STE CFT rapidly addresses capability gaps through user experimentation and technical ...

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National Center for Simulation

The mission of the National Center for Simulation (NCS) is to serve as the nation’s focal point ...

National Center for Simulation

The mission of the National Center for Simulation (NCS) is to serve as the nation’s focal point and as a catalyst for the development, understanding, and advancement of simulation and related technologies; to improve defense readiness and facilitate space exploration; to support education and training initiatives; and to extend useful applications of simulation. NCS promotes coordination, collaboration and public awareness for its national and international member organizations.

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MetaGrove
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MetaGrove

The Metaverse at Tech Grove Tech Grove customers and the military modeling and simulation ...

MetaGrove

The Metaverse at Tech Grove Tech Grove customers and the military modeling and simulation community have created immersive environments to improve human performance as well as readiness in our military and other industries. Now we are developing a fully immersive version of Tech Grove. The metaverse is rapidly developing as the next iteration of the internet as a shared virtual world. Using the metaverse in military human performance training is a natural progression; with the metaverse, military applications for modeling and simulation create an interactive environment that leverages augmented reality technologies.

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Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

The national network of SBDCs is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide free ...

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

The national network of SBDCs is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide free face-to-face business coaching and low-cost training to new and existing businesses in all industry sectors.

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Federal Agency Small Business Offices

Every federal agency operates a Small Business Office to provide information and assistance to ...

Federal Agency Small Business Offices

Every federal agency operates a Small Business Office to provide information and assistance to small businesses wanting to connect with that agency. Each DOD service that Tech Grove supports has a Small Business Office we can help you connect with.

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Federal and State Technology (FAST)

FAST is a partnership program that provides funding to organizations to execute state/regional ...

Federal and State Technology (FAST)

FAST is a partnership program that provides funding to organizations to execute state/regional programs that increase the number of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposals leading to an increase in the number of SBIR/STTR awards to women, socially/economically disadvantaged individuals, and small businesses in underrepresented areas — typically rural states.

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Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)

The PTACs are dedicated to helping businesses succeed in public sector marketplaces such as local, ...

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)

The PTACs are dedicated to helping businesses succeed in public sector marketplaces such as local, state, and federal government contracting.

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Existing Other Transaction (OT) Consortia

Many, but not all, OTs are managed by a consortium funded by a federal agency and focusing on a ...

Existing Other Transaction (OT) Consortia

Many, but not all, OTs are managed by a consortium funded by a federal agency and focusing on a specific domain. The Department of Defense is increasingly using OTs as a rapid acquisition tool.

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Other Transactions (OTs)

Other Transactions (OTs) are procurement instruments other than contracts, grants, or cooperative ...

Other Transactions (OTs)

Other Transactions (OTs) are procurement instruments other than contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements enabling flexible business arrangements for government agencies to acquire research and development support for technology advancement or the development of a prototype.

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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs

These highly successful and competitive research and development programs are specifically for ...

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs

These highly successful and competitive research and development programs are specifically for small businesses to partner with the twelve participating federal agencies to provide innovative solutions to the agencies and/or to key industries.

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U.S. Small Business Administration Contracting Assistance Programs

Find out if you qualify for one or more special programs for small businesses to help win more ...

U.S. Small Business Administration Contracting Assistance Programs

Find out if you qualify for one or more special programs for small businesses to help win more federal contracts.

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Small Business Investment Company (SBIC)

Here are a few Small Business Administration (SBA) resources that can help your business.

Small Business Investment Company (SBIC)

Here are a few Small Business Administration (SBA) resources that can help your business.

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SBA Guaranteed

Here are a few Small Business Administration (SBA) resources that can help your business.

SBA Guaranteed

Here are a few Small Business Administration (SBA) resources that can help your business.

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An Introduction to Funding Your Business

Here are a few Small Business Administration (SBA) resources that can help your business.

An Introduction to Funding Your Business

Here are a few Small Business Administration (SBA) resources that can help your business.

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Challenge.gov

Many federal government agencies offer prize challenges for innovators to develop innovative ...

Challenge.gov

Many federal government agencies offer prize challenges for innovators to develop innovative solutions to critical needs.

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The MetaCenter
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The MetaCenter

There is much conversation about the “metaverse” these days. The decades-old cluster of industry, ...

The MetaCenter

There is much conversation about the “metaverse” these days. The decades-old cluster of industry, academia, and government working together to develop state-of-the-art solutions for our military’s human performance has been developing the foundation of the metaverse for many years. That work has attracted and supported other key industry sectors that, together, truly make Orlando the Metacenter of the Metaverse.

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Travel Resources

Central Florida Tech Grove Located in the heart of Research Park and adjacent to the UCF main ...

Travel Resources

Central Florida Tech Grove Located in the heart of Research Park and adjacent to the UCF main campus, our facility is just 20 minutes from both Orlando and Sanford International Airports and minutes from hotels and dining. Partnership IV map Central Florida Tech Grove Partnership IV 12809 Science Drive Orlando, Florida 32826 Phone: 407-882-0061 Email: TechGrove@ucf.edu Parking @ Tech Grove Enter into the northern entrance of the parking lot by the small Central Florida Tech Grove sign. Directly in front of you will be a set of white dumpsters with a Central Florida Tech Grove graphic pointing you to the entrance to the Tech Grove. Park anywhere not marked "Reseved". Untitled design Where to stay Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-UCF Area - ~$140/night - 1 mile and 4 minutes from Central Florida Tech Grove (Directions) La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Orlando UCF - ~$100/night - 1.3 miles and 4 minutes from Central Florida Tech Grove (Directions) Hilton Garden Inn Orlando East/UCF Area - ~$120/night - 1.4 miles and 6 minutes from Central Florida Tech Grove (Directions) Airports Orlando International Airport - MCO - 20 miles and 20 minutes from Central Florida Tech Grove (Directions) Orlando-Sanford International Airport - SFB - 20.8 miles and 32 minutes from Central Florida Tech Grove (Directions) Available Transportation Uber Lyft Public Transit Rental Cars - Enterprise, Hertz, others Where to eat Lazy Moon Pizza - 3 miles and 10 minutes from Central Florida Tech Grove (Directions) Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen - 1.8 miles and 5 minutes from Central Florida Tech Grove (Directions) Olive Garden - 2.1 miles and 6 minutes from Central Florida Tech Grove (Directions) Bahama Breeze - 2.4 miles and 7 minutes from Central Florida Tech Grove (Directions) 4 Rivers Smokehouse - 2.3 miles and 8 minutes from Central Florida Tech Grove (Directions)

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Corporate Partner Advisory Group (CPAG)

AGA Corporate Partnership is for organizations interested in seeking an identity with a respected ...

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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!