The National Center for Simulation (NCS) brings together hundreds of industry members that are promoting and growing the modeling, simulation, and training (MS&T) community, while also engaging with each other to grow and improve their own businesses.
With a variety of industries represented by our membership, NCS affords you unique networking opportunities with partners in industries from education, military, space, healthcare, gamification, to name a few, as well as government at all levels.
Whether you’re looking for ways to increase your B2B work, or learning to be a more successful government contractor, or seeking an audience to show your newest innovative work, NCS is the conduit to help your company reach their goals.
Our partners are innovating technology of tomorrow in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, mobile apps, small and large training aids, devices, simulators, and simulations whether standalone or linked together in holistic environments to save time, money, and lives.
NCS membership has great perks for both large and small businesses, no matter the industry. However, there are a handful of benefits we find most promising for all members.
Networking Opportunities. An essential tool for learning, growing and sustainment, the diversity of industries in our membership not only provide ample room for growth and expansion but the chance to team and share ideas with like-minded professionals.
The Next Step Connector. One of the ways we like to support our member organizations is to help them navigate their next steps in new situations like expanding into a new line of business; working with government for the first time; involving themselves in community action; or searching out new partners for innovative ideas.
Technology Demonstrations and Referrals. Every performer loves a packed audience and that’s why NCS supports visits and tours of our member organizations by national and international visitors. It’s an opportunity to showcase your products and services to a wide range of customers.
Professional Development and Corporate Guidance. Throughout the year, NCS members provide educational opportunities for members, free of charge.
“How does joining the National Center for Simulation (NCS) support your company objectives? NCS has the combination of experience, knowledge of issues and strategic alliances that will support your ability to connect and grow your business. There is strength in numbers, and we want you to be actively involved in this mission to make sure your voice is being heard in advocating local, state and federal policies. By pooling our resources and uniting our efforts, we are better able to promote, protect and grow the Modeling, Simulation and Training (MS&T) industry.
Please join NCS and take your “seat at the table” as we continue to pursue our mission to promote, protect and grow the MS&T industry.
Over 25 Years of Service. NCS has been serving its members for over 25 years. Located in the $6 billion modeling, simulation and training sector co-located with Team Orlando (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corp simulation headquarters and DHS). We have established partnerships and collaborations to help your business grow with the military services while promoting technology transfer in the education, entertainment, theme parks, space, energy, transportation, gamification, and medical sectors. Our members do it all:
If a Warfighter sails it, flies it, shoots it, drives it, or wears it, communicates with it, or eats it our members use MS&T to enable them to improve readiness. It is not an understatement to say out companies do it all from satellites to submarines. In all spectrums of air, ground, water, space and cyber.
NCS has been serving its members for over 25 years. NCS is in the $6 billion modeling, simulation and training sector near the Team Orlando simulation headquarters which includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). NCS has been working to establish partnerships and collaborations to grow your business and serve all the military services and promote technology transfer in the education, entertainment, theme park, space, energy, transportation, gaming, cyber-security, and medical sectors.
If a Warfighter sails it, flies it, shoots it, drives it, wears it, communicates with it, or eats it, NCS members use MS&T to enable them to improve the readiness from satellites to submarines. It is not an understatement to say our NCS member companies are working in support of the warfighters to advance the technology from all the spectrums including air, ground, water, space and cyber.
Whether you are an established large business, small business, start-up, or incubator company or just wanting to get closer to our MS&T sector, NCS can support your growth by:
Networking. Access to members, including e-mail and telephone contacts, linking over 290 National and International NCS member companies, organizations, and individuals.
Consultation Video Calls. Free strategy sessions to promote and grow your business. NCS will help support your technology demonstrations, event planning, and promotion of your exhibit locations.
Technology Demonstrations & Referrals. Support for visits and tours of member organizations by National and International visitors. Opportunities to showcase your products and services to a wide range of customers.
Member Representation. Promotion of our members, their products, and services at trade shows & conferences.
Introductions. NCS will assist our members in growing their companies by making introductions to our key partners who are the companies and individuals that are established and currently working in MS&T. This includes government, academia, and industry MS&T players. Our NCS Board of Directors who are key industry partners are vital to our organization and will help mentor you and your business.
Business Referrals. Recommendations in response to inquiries from Government and Industry.
Social Media. NCS will post what you need to get the word out on your contract awards, press releases, new projects, and potential partnering opportunities.
Lunch & Learns. Conduct a Lunch & Learn for our NCS members. Periodically NCS in collaboration with membership companies, will host Lunch and Learn events to showcase your business capability and share knowledge of a subject of interest to our members. This is a free event with lunch being provided.
Team Orlando Industry Days. Team Orlando Industry Capability Days (ICDs) presented by NCS take place 3-4 times per year in the UCF Partnership III Building, 3039 Technology Parkway (Room 321-A/B), Orlando, FL 32826. Announcement of dates are published via NCS, Team Orlando, Team Orlando Blog (www.teamorlando.org) and on social media.
ICDs are a come-and-go style event featuring up to 14 business/organizations who are looking for the opportunity to share their newest or most innovative ideas with Team Orlando. Around 200+ Government researchers, contracting officers, and acquisition buyers from the Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force, and DHS arrive to discuss and view company capabilities. If you are interested in showcasing your capability, ICDs provides a free venue to reach Team Orlando.
ICDs are a come-and-go style event featuring up to 14 business/organizations who are looking for the opportunity to share their newest or most innovative ideas with Team Orlando. Around 200+ Government researchers, contracting officers, and acquisition buyers from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and DHS arrive to discuss and view company capabilities. If you are interested in showcasing your capability, ICDs provide a free venue to reach the Team Orlando community.
Florida Simulation Summit. The Florida Simulation Summit (FSS) is a collaborative partnership between Orange County Government, NCS and the Orlando Economic Partnership. The summit highlights the strong progress, synergy and development of Central Florida’s multibillion-dollar modeling, simulation, and training industry as a showcase to the state, nation and beyond. The industry has strong roots in the defense sector and over time has diversified into other clusters such as life sciences, entertainment, healthcare, sports, space, gaming, energy, cyber-security, and other non-defense related industries.
Lou Frey Memorial Golf Tournament and NCS Scholarships. NCS partners with the Lou Frey Institute (LFI) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) to conduct its annual scholarship fundraising golf tournament. All proceeds benefit high school, college, and university scholarships. Annually, this a very special event. LFI at UCF focus is on the next generation of citizens and those we trust to educate them. To give teachers the tools and students the knowledge and skills that results in informed, active citizenship. Funds from the golf tournament will enable LFI to continue supporting Civics Education teachers and young people across the State of Florida.
Outreach. Get involved in our world-renowned Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs to help NCS build the student, intern, and career pipeline for our future. Our STEM programs support the MS&T industry to provide information and education to the federal, state and local governments.
NCS Board of Directors. As a NCS member you are eligible to join the NCS Board of Directors and for voting in NCS board elections.
NCS Constant Contact Newsletter. Join the frequent communication emails and newsletters to hear all about events and opportunities.
Discounts and promotions. As an NCS member, you may promote your company or agency by launching discounts and promotions to the NCS members.
Mentoring Opportunities. Become a mentor or mentee to a small business or to an individual starting their career.
Mentoring and Mentee Opportunities. As a NCS member, you can have the satisfaction of becoming a mentor to a small business or to an individual starting their career.
Membership Directory. As an NCS member, your organization’s logo, website link, and contact information will be listed on the NCS website.
Join NCS and get involved in the networking and opportunities that are in this MS&T community. Let NCS help you connect and grow your business; this is what we do.