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Project Details
Economic Development
No
National Aerospace Electric Power Innovation Center
The Center will enable GE to meet its needs for skilled labor and rapidly creating advanced prototypes, concept models, and assembly aids. A State investment will catalyze the creation of the facility in Ohio rather than another state. Other Ohio manufacturers can leverage the UD-run facility. The partnership between GE, the University of Dayton, Sinclair Community College, and Wright-Patterson AFB will bring together experts to keep the Miami Valley at the forefront of electric power advances.
Organization Details
University of Dayton
300 College Park Dr.
Dayton, Ohio. 45469-7758
Montgomery
University of Dayton
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Non-profit
Organization Contact Details
John Leland
Vice President for Research
University of Dayton
9372293515
300 College Park Dr.
Dayton, Ohio. 45469-7758
Montgomery
Ted Bucaro
University of Dayton
Executive Director Government and Regional Relations
300 College Park, Dayton OH 45469
Office: 937-229-4158
ted.bucaro@udayton.edu

Adam Murka
VP for Advancement
Sinclair Community College
444 W. 3rd Street, Dayton, OH 45402
Office: 937-512-2947
Adam.murka@sinclair.edu

Joe Krisciunas
GE Aviation
VP Engineering and Technology Electrical Power
111 River Park Drive, Dayton, OH 45409
Cell: (518) 573-4734
joe.krisciunas@ge.com
Location Details
Dayton
Montgomery
Ohio 10th
Financial Details
2500000
13875000
GE has committed $11,375,000 in funds to support position hiring, a cost share for the facility, tooling, and training.

UD has committed $1,375,000 in funds to support position hiring, and facility build out.

Construction or Capital
Yes
GE has committed $11,375,000 in funds to support position hiring, a cost share for the facility, tooling, and training.

UD has committed $1,375,000 in funds to support position hiring, and facility build out.

GE will provide funding for twenty new salaried professionals to execute the prototyping efforts, training, tooling, and provide facility cost sharing as the anchor tenant. The new positions are highly paid technical positions which would otherwise be filled at GE locations outside the state of Ohio or internationally. The University of Dayton has committed to provide the facility space, funds for facility modifications to support the new equipment, as well as funding for one new salaried professional and technician.
Yes
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Immediately
We are not aware of any programs that would fund the capital equipment needed to make this project successful.
Community Details
The Dayton region is well-known for its aerospace heritage. This history of innovation has led to a critical mass of expertise to support an Electric Rotating Machines and Power Electronics Prototype facility. The applied research done will help to translate new technology into advanced products to maintain the regions tactical and strategic edge in aerospace, advanced manufacturing, and the automotive industries. Further, the skillsets developed for the students from Sinclair Community College and the University of Dayton that flow through the facility will be directly applicable to the rising technological trends of electric vehicles, component electrification, and higher voltage power electronics. This training for the future will ensure the region has the highest quality workforce to attract additional advanced manufacturing to the region. Student research performed in the facility would also be encouraged to be published and present at conferences. This would further enhance the Miami Valleys reputation both domestically and internationally. An academic marketing plan to ensure student engagement is currently being created.
The results of this facility will be measured through the following:

1. Jobs created
2. The number of prototype components created
3. The percentage of the components that move on to production within Ohio manufacturing facilities
4. The number of students who participate in projects associated with the Center
5. The number of companies supporting the Center
11-25
1-10
26-50
Immediately, the facility will result in the hiring of a professional researcher and a technician to support the GE-planned transition activities at the facility by the University of Dayton Research Institute. GE will also hire twenty professionals within twenty four months. This facility would result in all positions being in the Miami Valley. These positions would likely be filled outside the state of Ohio or internationally if this funding is not received. The new jobs created come directly from the minimum required staffing of the facility as well as positions GE has planned to hire to support this function. GE has plans to create these positions company wide and this project will ensure the positions are filled in the state of Ohio.
$50,000-$75,000
Yes
Yes
Aerospace and Aviation
Montgomery
Additional Details
No
jleland1@udayton.edu
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