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UCEAO and OAI Enter into Hosting and Collaboration Agreement

August 19, 2013

CLEVELAND, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Board of Governors of the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio (UCEAO) has entered into a two-year Hosting and Collaboration Agreement with the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI). In addition to specifying the administrative services that will be provided to UCEAO by OAI, this agreement facilitates collaboration between the two organizations and opens the door to expanded connections with business and industry.

“UCEAO is pleased to be taking this next step in our growth as an organization. As an established statewide entity with a commitment to the development of alternative energy projects in the aerospace arena, we believe that OAI will provide solid administrative support, as well as the potential to collaborate on new enterprises,” added Jane Harf, UCEAO director.

UCEAO administrative functions will transfer from the University of Toledo, the organization’s current host institution, to OAI effective October 1, 2013. In addition, UCEAO and OAI plan to engage in programmatic initiatives of mutual interest and to participate in ongoing efforts of both entities.

“UCEAO members are excited about the transition to OAI and the possibilities of this new partnership,” said Phil Taylor, UCEAO board chair. “We also want to express our gratitude to the University of Toledo for the support they have provided over the past six years.”

Mike Heil, president and CEO of OAI said, “As the host institution for UCEAO, I am sure our relationship will lead to closer collaboration and identifying new opportunities that will benefit our organizations and our partners.”

“The opportunities to create effective and efficient university/government/industry partnerships in advanced energy are crucial to driving innovation in Ohio. We are delighted to have UCEAO hosted at OAI, and we look forward to working with their staff to develop new partnership opportunities,” said Don Majcher, vice president, technology and innovation partnerships, OAI.

UCEAO is a statewide organization serving the needs of its members by supporting clean energy research, strengthening education, and promoting a strong and vibrant advanced energy business community. Founded in 2007 by Ohio’s research universities, UCEAO has grown to represent a broad spectrum of higher education, including private colleges and universities, community and technical colleges, and government laboratories. Learn more at www.uceao.org.

Founded in 1989, OAI’s mission is to enhance its partners’ aerospace competitiveness through research and technology development, workforce preparedness, and engagement with global networks for innovation and advocacy. OAI fosters collaboration with Ohio’s two aerospace federal laboratories, aerospace-related companies, and universities and community colleges. Learn more at www.oai.org.

SOURCE Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI)

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