Tech Warrior Connect


Tech Warrior CONNECT provides an opportunity for small businesses to gain valuable early feedback and to perform simple testing on their technologies. Tech Warrior CONNECT is a customized experience that results in feedback from subject matter experts, and/or iterative technology integration. Tech Warrior Enterprise personnel design a CONNECT experience to meet the needs of a small business’ technology development stages, at any time during the calendar year.

Tech Warrior CONNECT events can include any of the following, or any combination of the following, based on requirements/needs:


Small businesses receive access to subject matter experts from their intended user

community, present their technology, and receive valuable input. This can include

demonstration of a prototype or simple explanation of design concepts. Users

provide feedback on how the technology might integrate best for their particular user



Small businesses integrate technology functions into a complex network environment.

Tech Warrior Enterprise (TWE) network engineers incorporate the technology with the

National Center for Medical Readiness’ (NCMR) secure network infrastructure, and

provide feedback and suggestions as ‘bugs’ are worked out. Working with network

engineers prepares the small business for integration into the more complex TWE

events such as Tech Warrior OPS and/or Operation Tech Warrior.


TWE staff design and execute a simple test scenario for a small business’ technology or prototype, allowing for

collection of early data, allowing for failure, which accelerates fixes/changes that drive future development priorities.

Leveraging Tech Warrior CONNECT to conduct early rudimentary testing enhances a small business’ ability to

showcase breakthroughs in more complex demonstrations such as Operation Tech Warrior.

David Shahady Air Force SBIR/STTR Program Director

“Tech Warrior CONNECT is the first step to actualize the value of what the Tech Warrior Enterprise has

to offer the small business community and accelerate the development of vital resources for the warfighter.”