The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) is a network that adapts to the emerging needs of those who serve in the defense of our national security. NSIN is dedicated to the work of bringing together defense, academic, and entrepreneurial innovators to solve national security problems in new ways. Adyptation participated in the NSIN-funded FedTech Startup Studio in the spring of 2018 in Washington D.C.
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) conducts research and development for the Air Force to give the military new capabilities and to give the Air Force an advantage in war. AFRL is located in multiple bases across the country. Its primary headquarters are at the Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. It is responsible for approximately $4B in federal funding. AFRL consists of multiple directorates that focus on a group of core capabilities, including human performance. Ryan Jankord was the recipient of an Entrepreneurial Opportunities Program (EOP) award that provided him a year sabbatical to explore potential applications of AFRL human performance technology in commercial settings. As a result, Ryan formed Adyptation and stepped back from his work with the Air Force to build the company.
The 711th Human Performance Wing is a unique combination of the Airman Systems Directorate and the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM). It leverages a powerful combination of ideas, resources, and technologies to lead the world in the study and advancement of human performance. The 711th Human Performance Wing is located at the Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. Ryan Jankord was a civilian scientist in the 711th Wing from 2010–2018. Ryan led a team of researchers to explore how the brain, biology, and genetics impact the ability of the human body to achieve peak performance. Richard Chapleau, PhD, is a scientist with the personalized medicine program for the USAFSAM. He is an important collaborator overseeing progress on our SBIR Phase II award.
OCEAN equips entrepreneurs with tools and resources to build and grow businesses with a particular focus on foundational components like character and purpose. Ryan Jankord participated in the OCEAN small business training program in spring of 2018. Any business owner can sign up with and receive general support from OCEAN. Any business owner can sign up for and get general support to get started. However, companies must apply to participate in OCEAN's renown accelerator program. Adyptation was accepted to the accelerator program in the spring of 2019. Adyptation was one of the seven companies that OCEAN selected from approximately 200 applications. Adyptation was the only company that OCEAN selected from Ohio, and about half of the companies that OCEAN selected are international. OCEAN Capital provided $50K of capital, the first private investment money that Adyptation received.
Main Street Ventures (MSV) is an Ohio Entrepreneurial Services Provider (ESP) that supports the emerging businesses that show potential to create jobs and opportunities in the Cincinnati region. MSV awarded Adyptation $30K in December 2019 to support product development.