Wright State agency to lead Air Force partnership effort

Source: MGN

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A university research corporation in Ohio says it will be the lead agency in a $49 million effort to strengthen the relationship between the Air Force and businesses and universities.

Wright State Applied Research Corporation says in a release that it's been selected to lead the U.S. Air Force Academic Partnership and Engagement Experiment. The corporation says the program is meant to "improve connections between the Air Force, academia, and industry across the United States."

Dennis Andersh, the corporation's president and chief executive, tells the Dayton Daily News the project will be "connecting people together who don't normally get connected."

Officials say the five-year project will focus on "enhancing academic engagement nationwide" to support the Air Force Small Business program, national defense strategy, and the Air Force's 2030 strategy.

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