AFWERX has just launched our first challenge event designed to bring together small business, entrepreneurs and academia to provide innovative solutions to the problem of site security. If you are interested in submitting an idea to the innovation challenge, click here for more information. Register to attend AFWERX Fusion, or use this link if you are on a government computer. Submissions are being accepted until May 20, 2018.
Expo teams will have the chance to interact with top U.S. Air Force leaders, AFWERX team members, industry experts, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists. During the event, the expo teams will be evaluated by security force experts from the Air Force and other branches of the military.
Established in 2017 by the SECAF and reporting to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, AFWERX is a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia, and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and foster an Air Force culture of innovation.
Our core mission is to improve Air Force capabilities by connecting innovators, simplifying technology transfer, and accelerating results. We will accomplish this by:
- Connecting diverse, innovative members from industry, academia and government
- Creating capabilities options and prototype opportunities for the Air Force
- Facilitating streamlined acquisition processes
- Fostering a culture of innovation in the Airmen