Orlando, Fla. (April 26, 2022) – C2 Technologies, a global aerospace and defense company specializing in immersive training through technology, has opened its Center for Immersive Learning Tech and MODSIM in Orlando, through the UCF Business Incubation Program’s Soft Landing program at the Research Park Incubator.

The company, which employs more than 500 people in 44 locations in the United States, believes this move will give C2 Technologies access to more potential customers and high technology talent.

“Orlando is the hub for modeling, simulation and training internationally,” says Dolly Oberoi, CEO, C2 Technologies. “Another part of the reason to be here in Orlando is the young talent with innovative ideas graduating from UCF and Full Sail.”

C2’s Center for Immersive Learning Tech & MODSIM works across a range of disciplines to drive forward the use of immersive technologies in education, training, research, government, defense, and industry. The company’s research provides new and innovative ways of using virtual reality and augmented reality, also known as extended reality or XR, and metaverse to improve learning and human performance.

Company officials estimate it will hire more than two dozen employees its first year in Orlando and should double that by the end of year two. The salaries could reach $150,000.

Specific positions available now include 3D modelers, game designers, learning experience designers, research assistants, unity programmers, and general computer programmers.

Headquartered in Vienna, Va., C2 Technologies was founded thirty years ago and focuses on using virtual reality, artificial intelligence and the metaverse to build its training applications.

While the U.S. Air Force is its largest customer, currently training aircrews on seven different platforms including C-17s, A-10s, EC-130s and more; the company also works with all branches of the military. This includes several divisions of the Department of Defense, including Veterans Affairs.

Another example of their work is a virtual reality program C2 Technologies has designed for NATO to protect civilians and children in armed conflict.

More than two dozen non-military federal agencies have worked with C2 Technologies, including Office of Personnel Management, Department of Homeland Security – FEMA, Coast Guard, Secret Service, Immigration and Border Patrol, Department of Justice, Health and Human Services and others.

The company also has a significant client list of non-government customers, including several multinational corporations. For instance, C2 is launching a unique program to ease the use of mobile technologies for seniors and connecting them with friends and family – https://www.ohanaisfamily.com/

“C2 Technologies’ interest in being a part of Central Florida is important to our region’s growth as they are one of the leading firms that defense, government and businesses turn to for these types of programs,” says Carol Ann Dykes Logue, director, Innovation Districts Programs & Operations, University of Central Florida. “It’s a testament to what we have been building in Central Florida that companies are looking for ways to integrate in our community.”

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Media contacts:

C2 Technologies: Deanna Winstead, 571-633-0413, dwinstead@c2ti.com

UCF Business Incubation Program: Carol Ann Dykes Logue, 407-635-9882, carolann.dykeslogue@ucf.edu; Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470, Alan@ByrdConnections.com

About C2 Technologies: C2 Technologies, Inc. (C2), is a women-owned business specializing in education, immersive training technologies (AR/VR/XR/Metaverse/Digital Twin), MODSIM, Aviation Training, and AI/ML serving the Defense, Civilian and private sectors; for over three decades, with a workforce of over 500 personnel. Visit our website at c2ti.com for more information.

About the UCF Business Incubation Program:

The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has provided vital business development resources resulting in over 300 local startup companies reaching their potential faster and graduating into the community where they continue to grow and positively impact the local economy.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2017/2018 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped to sustain more than 6,725 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of over $725 million on regional GDP and over $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned more than $12.00 in state and local taxes for every $1.00 invested in the program. In addition, for every $1.00 of public investment the firms also produced $118 of additional regional GDP and $226 of regional sales.  For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu