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ECI Computing, Inc.


Dayton’s Edaptive Computing Inc. (ECI) is on a hot-streak. This past September, the software development company won their third consecutive contract bid with the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. If all options are used, the contract’s value could be up to $25 million dollars and will work to improve the Department of Defense’s commercial-off-the-shelf systems for seven years.

Husband and wife owner, Praveen and Anju Chawla, first came to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Wright State University’s Raj Soin College of Business in 2011 to figure out a solid business and government bidding plan. As part of a Department of Defense Mentor Protégé program the SBDC helped ECI work with the Air Force.

Then in June, ECI first gained national attention by winning a $4 million Wright-Patterson Air Force Base contract with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. The bid will oversee a range of bio-medical technologies, medical services, surveillance and sensor systems by means of modeling for predictive analytical projects. One month later, they won another $20 million contract bid with Wright-Patterson, to help the Air Force’s Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures Program operations to boost hardware and software security.

The couple plan to remain at their Centerville headquarters and add 10 more employees to their 60-person-staff, in lieu of expansion.

Founded in 1997, Edaptive Computing prides itself of its Level 4 CMMI Maturity Software Development Process certification, along with high quality performance, efficiency and technical innovation. With over 20 years of innovative research experience, the founder, Dr. Praveen Chawla, serves as current C.E.O. and Chief Technical Officer. Stemming from over 15 years of business development and management, Anju Chawla currently serves as both co-owner, and Chief Operating Officer for ECI’s day-to-day operations.

For more information, or general inquiries, call Edaptive Computing, Inc. at (937) 433-0477, or online at www.Edaptive.com. For more information about the Small Business Development Center at Wright State University’s Raj Soin College of Business call 937-775-3503 or visit www.sbdcwsu.com.

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