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Ohio Aerospace Institute Announces New Aerospace Symposium with US and Canadian Cooperation

Press Release for Immediate Release
Contact: John Jackson
Senior Program Coordinator
Ohio Aerospace Institute
Wholly affiliated with Parallax Advanced Research
(440) 962‐3011


Ohio Aerospace Institute Announces New Aerospace Symposium with US and Canadian Cooperation

CLEVELAND, OH – The Ohio Aerospace Institute, Aéro Montréal, and The Council for the Great Lakes Region has announced the inaugural Great Lakes Aviation and Space Technology Alliance (GLASTA) Symposium. The event will take place on October 11‐12 in Cleveland, Ohio, with engaging presentations on aerospace topics, B2B meetings, and networking opportunities at The Ohio Aerospace Institute.

The Great Lakes Aviation and Space Technology Alliance (GLASTA) is a US and Canadian effort founded in 2022 by The Ohio Aerospace Institute, the Council of the Great Lakes Region, and Aero Montréal. GLASTA’s purpose is to strategically explore opportunities for collaborative innovation, supply chain, and business development throughout the Great Lakes region within the aerospace industry.

The inaugural GLASTA Symposium will offer participants an opportunity to hear from industry thought leaders with strong presence and plans throughout the Great Lakes region. The focus of this year’s Symposium will be on opportunities in Ohio and Quebec within the Advanced Air Mobility and Space sectors.

“The automobile manufacturing supply chain has provided an example of US and Canadian cooperation that is beneficial to both countries. It has sparked a momentum that we would like to carry forward into aerospace. Through GLASTA and the upcoming symposium, we’re gathering thought leaders from the aerospace sector to foster a scholarly exchange of ideas and industry advancement. Our collective

motivation for this endeavor is to fortify our region’s standing as a nexus of aerospace ingenuity and economic prowess.”, said Dr. John Sankovic, president of the Ohio Aerospace Institute. “In Ohio alone, we can boast of one‐of‐a‐kind research facilities, one of the largest manufacturing workforces, and substantial activity in the AAM and space sectors. The potential of the region as a major aerospace industrial corridor is considerable.”

“We are excited to bring these organizations and colleagues together from both sides of the Great Lakes border. This alliance and symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for companies to network, learn, and collaborate while building a larger aerospace supply chain” said Kim Holizna, Managing Director, Global Development and Programs, Ohio Aerospace Institute.

“The Great Lakes region, on a binational basis, has exceptional aviation and space technology strengths, from manufacturing and value‐added supply chains, to academic centers of excellence and government research facilities. But, for all of these strengths, it is not yet recognized as a leader in this sector. The Great Lakes Aviation and Space Technology Alliance, as a result, will provide a forum to take this industry to new heights.” ‐ Mark Fisher, President and CEO, Council of the Great Lakes Region.

”Cross‐border cooperation is a powerful lever to strengthen our respective ecosystems. Through the Great Lakes Aviation & Space Technology Alliance (GLASTA), we are leveraging collaboration to further stimulate innovation for our companies and institutions, starting with events like this inaugural Symposium. By bringing together the players of this bi‐national region, we are building a resilient and accessible network, to explore and benefit from our region’s exceptional assets, with the aim of shaping and accelerating a more sustainable future. ” says Mélanie Lussier, President of Aéro Montréal.

The event will also provide an exclusive opportunity for networking. During the reception, attendees will have the chance to connect with a diverse community from industry, academia, and government.

Sponsorships are available for companies to build awareness, participate, and network with the aerospace community. We encourage those interested to secure opportunities early, as spots are limited.

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About Ohio Aerospace Institute
The Ohio Aerospace Institute builds and nurtures the aerospace community through connection, education, and cutting‐edge research and development. Founded in 1989, we stand as a non‐profit 501(c)(3) bridging connections between academia, the aerospace industry, and governmental entities. These robust relationships enable us to cultivate collaborations, consortia, and public‐private partnerships that play critical roles in the evolution of aerospace, not just in Ohio but globally. Since January 1, 2023, we’ve been wholly affiliated with Parallax Advanced Research to offer an even wider array of services and opportunities. To learn more about OAI, please visit

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Parallax is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit research institute that tackles global challenges by accelerating innovation and developing technology and solutions through strategic partnerships with government, industry, and academia across Ohio and the Nation. Together with academia, Parallax accelerates innovation that leads to breakthroughs. Together with the government, Parallax tackles critical global challenges and delivers new solutions. Together with the industry, Parallax develops groundbreaking ideas and speeds them to market. Parallax has offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Beavercreek, Ohio; and Arlington, Virginia. On January 1, 2023, Parallax and OAI entered an affiliation, which provides opportunities for both organizations to create new and larger federal and commercial research and development opportunities for academia, industry, and government.

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