tech warrior ENTERPRISE
We help small businesses achieve their goals
The Tech Warrior Enterprise is designed to push the limits of promising new systems by allowing small businesses to demonstrate their technologies in relevant, realistic environments and accelerate technology maturation. Our services are free to qualifying small businesses.
Small business technology is tested in simulated field settings and operational scenarios, which include combat rescue, disaster response, airbase defense, global integrated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), personnel recovery, command and control, agile combat support, special operations, and more. These real-world demonstrations are conducted with industry subject matter experts (SMEs) and a variety of Air Force stakeholders, allowing small businesses to receive real-time feedback from their targeted end user.
Together with industry and government experts, Tech Warrior activities are designed to detect flaws and shortcomings in small business technology. Failing is not only acceptable, it is expected in their first demonstrations. This is a priceless evaluation process to show what needs to be fixed and it provides a defined pathway to technology maturation. Once improvements have been made, small businesses can return to Tech Warrior to test their improvements.
There are two ways to get involved with Tech Warrior Enterprise:
Tech Warrior OPS are quarterly events where warfighters and first responders test small business technology in training and exercise scenarios. Small businesses are then able to interview expert operators and gather specific data and next steps.
Tech Warrior CONNECT is a year-round program that places small business technology in the hands of potential users to conduct offsite evaluations for up to several days. This demonstration environment is tailored to suit the individual small business’ needs.
Participation in Tech Warrior Enterprise is free for qualifying small businesses. The only associated cost is travel expenses. Small businesses with an Air Force research and development contract, especially those involved in the Department of the Air Force (DAF) Small Businesses Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, and government program managers are highly encouraged to participate.