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 Mission

Our core mission is to improve Air Force capabilities by connecting innovators, simplifying technology transfer, and accelerating results. We will accomplish this by:

  1. Connecting diverse, innovative members from industry, academia and government
  2. Creating capabilities options and prototype opportunities for the Air Force
  3. Facilitating streamlined acquisition processes
  4. Fostering a culture of innovation in the Airmen


Announcing AFRL New Mexico’s Hyperspace Challenge

Air Force Research Lab New Mexico and ABQid have partnered to launch a event designed to brings together tech startups with defense innovators to tackle the following challenge: How might we provide new capabilities for our warfighters by applying advancements in data analytics to the Space domain? Visit their website to learn more about the …

AFWERX Vegas Grand Debut & AFWERX Fusion Xperience Press Release

For Immediate Release AFWERX Vegas Now Fully Operational As Las Vegas’ Air Force Innovation Driver Registration Now Open To Attend Grand Debut of AFWERX Vegas’ Complete Hub And Innovation Showcase Event LAS VEGAS – June 7th, 2018 – AFWERX, a catalyst for fostering innovation within the Air Force, marks the beginning of full operations in …

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Complete this form to join the AFWERX network. You will learn about upcoming events and innovation challenges and have the opportunity to submit your tech ideas to AFWERX.

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