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  • Rapid acquisition leads to rapid success for Air Force small business partner

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Rapid success in contracting has earned Air Force representatives an invite to the opening of the Nasdaq Stock Market July 3 in New York City.Air Force representatives received the invitation from an Air Force and AFWERX Small Business partner, Vita Inclinata Technologies LLC.Founders of that company will
  • Air Force licenses nutritional supplement to New Jersey firm

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - A nutritional supplement was developed under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement by the Air Force Research Laboratory and industry partner, MusclePharm Inc.The initial request for an improved supplement came from an Air Force combat controller, who explained to Dr. Reginald O’Hara, a research
  • AFRL commander introduces new AF Science and Technology Strategy

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory presented highlights of the new Air Force Science and Technology Strategy for 2030 and beyond to members of the local media April 18 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.Speaking in front of several experimental aircraft on display that
  • Air Force Transition Accelerator demonstrates fast, smart approach to partnering with small businesses

    DAYTON, Ohio – The team behind the Air Force’s Transition Accelerator hosted its first-ever Demo Day Pitch event April 5, featuring a group of eight technology companies pitching their innovative solutions to real Air Force problems to a live audience.The event, held at the Steam Plant, an authentic downtown Dayton event space, was the highlight of
  • AFRL leads Pro-Bowl Sprint to enhance contract award process

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Contracting, financial and technical personnel from across the Air Force awarded more than 160 contracts to small businesses valued at $58 million during a five-day Pro-Bowl Sprint led by the Air Force Research Laboratory at the AFWERX Innovation Hub in Austin, Texas Feb 25 to Mar 1.Twenty-five professionals
  • Air Force Pitch Day leans on Hanscom

    On March 6, C3I&N, Digital and ISR/SOF experts will evaluate in-person pitches. Up to $9.5 million in Phase I contracts may be awarded in small chunks, and the event could eventually generate up to $40 million in contracts.
  • Air Force Research Laboratory, partnered with Wright Brothers Institute, announce International “Swarm and Search AI Challenge”

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory and the United Kingdom Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, or DSTL, in collaboration with Wright Brothers Institute and University of Dayton Research Institute, are proud to announce, the “Swarm and Search AI Challenge: 2019 Fire Hack.” The challenge will explore new,
  • Air Force aims to boost cooperative technology development between small businesses and research institutions to solve warfighter challenges

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program is in the midst of a major transformation to accelerate critical new technologies to the warfighter, which includes a renewed emphasis on STTR projects.Major highlights of the new effort include an upcoming
  • Air Force moves at the speed of startups with 100 contract awards in 40 hours

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Contracting officials and innovators from across the Air Force looking to speed up the acquisition process recently awarded more than 100 contracts in 40 hours to small businesses.Meeting at the AFWERX Innovation Hub in Austin, Texas, they streamlined contracting processes and developed new ways of doing
  • Tactical training environment provides robust test capability for operators and technologists

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – On October 23, the National Center for Medical Readiness received delivery of a Conex “hotel,” which includes three 12,000-pound structures, to be incorporated with future training and testing events taking place at the tactical training facility.The National Center for Medical Readiness, also known as NCMR