Tech Warrior OPS Virtual Tactical Demos / Pitch Days were held on April 19th-23rd, 2021. Forty one small businesses participated bringing 42 tactical technologies to the table. US Government tech scouts attended requesting documents to be submitted to upper leadership for consideration. Fifteen UAS (unmanned aerial systems) were presented which is a need for our warfighters.
This week, you will see that when we leverage the investments in Tech Warrior Enterprise, to connect and engage with American small businesses on science and technology innovation, that we grow the United States innovation process and pipeline and together enhance the operational effectiveness of our national security, drive the innovation economy and produce technology that improves our lives.
Navigating the Air Force can be an overwhelming challenge for businesses that want to break into the Defense market. Wright Brothers Institute’s nearly two-decade relationship with the Air Force Research Laboratory as their connector to innovation and commercialization has led to the development of several programs and projects that uncover opportunity and accelerate capability. WBI’s experts are excited to share case studies and discuss those pipelines with companies during the Tech Warrior Enterprise attendees.
Lockheed Martin discusses how they are organized as a corporation and how you can use that knowledge to your benefit in learning to find where your technology innovation might match their needs. Successful collaboration with small innovative companies to find optimal solutions in design, production, and sustainment is an important discriminator to Lockheed Martin. Learn how LM utilizes the Small Business Innovation Research program to realize the benefits that creates value for them and their customers.
Parallax is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2011 that was originally affiliated with Wright State University and provides efficient and effective contracting, security and research support for academic institutions across the State of Ohio and the Nation. Together with academia, industry and the government, Parallax accelerates innovation that leads to new breakthroughs; tackles critical global challenges; delivers new solutions; and develops groundbreaking ideas and speeds them to market. Parallax Advanced Research administers the Tech Warrior Enterprise, a program of the USAF SBIR/STTR programs.
In this interactive Zoom session, we'll discuss customer discovery, what it really is, and why it will set you up for scalable and sustainable growth and play a vital role in future SBIR Proposals.
Liz will be discussing connecting small business, innovators, entrepreneurs, and others with useful ideas to the Air Force and Space Force.
APEX is an effort sponsored in whole or in part by the Air Force Research Laboratory, U.S. Air Force under Memorandum of Understanding / Partnership Intermediary Agreement No FA8650-19-3-9341. The U.S. Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for governmental purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation thereon. APEX is a program of Parallax Advanced Research.
For more information about APEX, visit https://apex-innovates.org/.
STRIKEWERX Director Russ Mathers explains the new innovation hub for Air Force Global Strike Command. You will learn about the paths used to source solutions from industry and academia, including current examples, as well as the best methods to connect with us.
Tune is as we talk to two success stories from the Tech Warrior Enterprise program.
Startups and Small Businesses with innovative technologies won’t want to miss this session where leaders from Catalyst Campus, KSBDC and TRIAD share how they are facilitating innovation across the nation by giving startups and small businesses the opportunity to pitch their technology to Government tech scouts from DoD and the civil sector. Opportunities abound! Join us to find out how you can plug in!