Expanding development and business opportunities.
The Dayton RFID Convergence Center (DRCC) is the premier center providing business acceleration and intelligence to entrepreneurs and early stage companies in the radio frequency identification (RFID), sensor, data management and mining technology industries. Part of a regional effort to grow the emerging RFID sector, or cluster, in Southwestern Ohio, the DRCC is located in a new state-of-the-art facility in Dayton’s Tech Town development. The DRCC is a public-private partnership between the City of Dayton, Citywide Development Corporation and EPC Technologies, Inc. As a business incubator, the DRCC provides value-added services and flexible facilities to accelerate the formation and growth of early-stage technology ventures, and to increase their likelihood of success. The services include:
- Industry-specific expertise
- One-on-one coaching by staff and experienced mentors
- A network of business and professional assistance
- Access to an investor network and assistance with financing
The facilities include Class A office space and shared labs for development, testing and demonstration and shared meeting rooms. Space is available on a year lease, which includes space and services.
The DRCC will work with 10-15 Resident companies, in addition to another 10 companies through an Affiliate, or non-resident, program. The DRCC is located in a HUBZone that offers incentives for agencies of the U.S. Federal Government to contract with HUBZone small businesses.
Dayton’s emerging RFID cluster includes the presence of significant RFID technology providers and users such as Alien Technologies, Procter & Gamble, Kroger, Smuckers, Paxar (Avery Dennison), Teradata, CDO Technologies and the Advanced Sensors Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Dayton and its 90 minute market is the convergence point for 80% of RFID focused companies in the United States.The DRCC is actively building relationships with leading RFID players in this region.