AFWERX Austin

WHO WE ARE

AFWERX Austin is the latest addition to the Air Force’s Innovation Hub network. We provide an “open to the public” interface that connects innovators from industry, academia, and government to gather for unclassified collaborations. AFWERX Austin is blazing the pathway for strategic partnership collaboration. AFWERX Austin partnered with the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command (AETC) to focus on challenges, such as immersive education and training tools methods, data-enabled Recruit-Train-Educate systems, and Strategy & Technology Education Partnerships, and Transformational Operations and Methods. AFWERX Austin/AETC vanguard project is the Pilot Training Next program that redefines how the Air Force trains pilots and innovates a solution for the Air Force’s pilot shortage challenge.

HOW WE DO IT

AWERX Austin is ensconced in Austin’s startup ecosystem and uniquely embedded at the Capital Factory, Texas’s center of gravity for entrepreneurs with access to over 81,000 square feet of coworking space, 900 tech-focused events, 150+ of the top tech mentors in Texas and VR/AR lab. Also, Austin hosts hundreds of entrepreneur events throughout the year such as SXSW, ATX Startup Crawl, ACL, FUND Conference, SpiceWorld, Austin Small Business Expo, PCMA Convening Leaders, and Digiday Retail Summit. AFWERX Austin has formed strong bonds with the University of Texas, local accelerators, and venture capitalists.

JOIN AFWERX

Become a part of our team of visionaries changing the future of technology for the United States Air Force. Join the AFWERX ecosystem to stay up to date on our events, challenges, and innovations.

VISIT THE OFFICE

Our team welcomes innovators interested in sharing their ideas, services or technologies with the Air Force. Please schedule a time to visit using this form.