Attendees toured the new AFRL Maker Hub at Wright Brothers Institute Tec^Edge facility during a grand opening last October. Another event, the Business and Technology Showcase, will be noon to 4 p.m. Monday at institute offices, 5000 Springfield St., suite 100, Riverside.. DARIN POPE/STAFF

Tech takes center stage at showcase

The Wright Brothers Institute will host technology demonstrations and more Monday by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Junior Force Council, with business talks from entrepreneurs.

The Business and Technology Showcase will be noon to 4 p.m. Monday at institute offices, 5000 Springfield St., suite 100, Riverside.

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“Many of the panel participants began their careers inside of AFRL and, after taking advantage of unique Air Force programs, have gone on to become thriving start-up companies in the Dayton region,” the institute said in a release Tuesday. “The AFRL Maker Hub, located at Wright Brothers Institute, will also be providing tours and demonstrations.”

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“This event is the perfect intersection of local economic development and technology created at the Air Force Research Lab,” institute Executive Director Les McFawn said in the statement.

Goals for this event include new partnerships, information about the entrepreneurial programs available to AFRL employees, the future efforts of AFRL Small Business and technology commercialization opportunities, the institute said.

A preview of scheduled events can be found here.

This event is open to the public and seating for the business talks is limited. Food trucks will be on-site. Free parking is available.

The Wright Brothers Institute works with the Air Force Research Laboratory to solve technical and business problems.

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