Third Frontier Commission helps fund $6.4 million effort to boost Ohio businesses through modeling & simulation

The Ohio Third Frontier Commission this morning voted to award a $3 million grant to help fund a $6.4 million public/private initiative led by OSC to maximize Ohio manufacturers’ use of simulation-driven design.

OSC is working with Procter & Gamble, Intel, Nimbis Services, TotalSim USA, AltaSim Technologies and Kinetic Vision to launch the Intelligent Simulation Platform (IntelSim) project. These partners organizations are funding the balance of the budget for the three-year project. Most of these organizations have been involved in a pre-existing federal public/private program to provide small- and medium-sized manufacturers with simulation resources and expertise.

The Intelligent Simulation Platform (IntelSim) project will help businesses replace a large share of their physical product prototyping with computer simulations to cut time and costs. Previously, smaller manufacturers could not afford such projects, but this new program offers affordable simulations with easy-to-use “manufacturing apps.” I’ve attached the OSC press release should you want to read more about the program.

This announcement represents a significant milestone for OSC, as the announcement of the 100 Gigabit-per-second network backbone in December did for OARnet. These great accomplishments are made possible through the hard work of the staff and leadership of OH-TECH and its member organizations, as well as through the continuing support of our academic, government and business partners.

We will keep you informed of developments related to this and other important programs in the months ahead. Please see attached PR.