Air Force Track
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Welcome to AFWERX, the Air Force's team of innovators who encourage and facilitate connections across industry, academia, and military to create transformative opportunities and foster a culture of innovation. Learn how you can engage with AFWERX's mission, vision, and scope for increasing partnerships during Fed Supernova 2021, and hear a message from VCSAF Gen Allvin.
AFWERX was established in 2017 by the Secretary of the Air Force and is now a program office at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
AFWERX connects innovators across government, industry and academia through innovation and collaboration with our nation’s top subject-matter experts and harnessing the power of ingenuity of internal talent, by expanding technology, talent, and transition partnerships for rapid and affordable commercial and military capability.
Join Col Nathan P. Diller and Lt Col Rock McMillan to learn more about AFWERX and SpaceWERX, its Space Force affiliated arm, as well as their respective missions and visions.
Live life on the edge -- the operational edge that is. Learn about how Spark connects the amazing Air Force Airmen and Space Force Guardians to commercial innovators. Spark creates opportunities from their ideas which in turn cultivates a creative capability.
AFVentures is transforming the Air and Space Force into the premier early-stage “investor." Come listen about how they are leveraging private capital and accelerating commercialization. The number of companies partnering with AFWERX is growing and this session is a must attend to see how you can turn your technology into an application that can help in any military mission.
This is a MUST ATTEND. Get an update and briefing on the returns on investment on current STRATFIs of the Air Forces big collaborative opportunities. Learn more about the upcoming opportunities and how you can take advantage of these as well! You won't want to miss out on this one!
A "Click and Watch" worthy event! Join this exciting panel that highlights AFWERX's Prime division! Our speakers will present on the AFWERX Prime Division's mission and vision for identifying and accelerating dual-use technologies for commercial success and defense utility. AFWERX's major lines of effort in this space include the Agility Prime and Space Prime programs.
Next, learn about how the Agility Prime program is accelerating the technology and markets supporting electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles. This portion of the session will discuss the successes of the past year while detailing the road toward fielding this capability by 2023.
Then, time for take-off! Come hear about how the AFWERX Prime Division is "franchising" the Agility Prime framework to create "Space Prime" as we accelerate and transition dual-use technology related to the space domain.
A Q&A will follow at the end.
A highly-anticipated technology revolution is at our front door! Join a wide panel of speakers that will discuss efforts to accelerate the eVTOL transition through dual use development campaigns in central Texas. A Q&A will follow at the end of this session.