Fall Fed Supernova Schedule Fall Fed Supernova Schedule

Air Force Track

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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AFWERX Welcome Message
Col Nathan P. Diller
Col Nathan P. Diller
AFWERX, Director

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.


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AFWERX: Fireside Chat on Innovation and Acquisitions: What Partnering Means for the Air Force
Maj Gen Cameron Holt
Maj Gen Cameron Holt
USAF, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting

Hey there, partner! Collaboration is key to executing any mission. Hear from Major General Cameron Holt how the US Air Force prioritizes partnerships at the strategic level.


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Air Force Research Laboratory
Maj Gen Heather Pringle
Maj Gen Heather Pringle
AFRL, Commander

Tune into a brief message from AFRL Commander Maj Gen Heather L. Pringle.

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AFWERX and SpaceWERX Overview
Col Nathan P. Diller
Col Nathan P. Diller
AFWERX, Director
Lt Col Rock McMillan
Lt Col Rock McMillan
SpaceWERX, Director

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.

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AFWERX Spark: Empowering Innovation at the Operational Edge
Maj. Steven Lauver
Maj. Steven Lauver
AFWERX, Spark Division Chief

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.  


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AFWERX AFVentures: Incentivizing Private Capital Investment in National Security Interests
Maj Jason Rathje
Maj Jason Rathje
AFWERX, AFVentures Division Chief

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.  

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AFWERX and Capital Factory Companies That Leveraged SBIR/STTR

Join this pack of companies leveraging SBIR/STTR to grow their company and take notes on you can follow in their footsteps to greatness.

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AFWERX Return on Investments & Upcoming Opportunities
Maj Jason Rathje
Maj Jason Rathje
AFWERX, AFVentures Division Chief

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!

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AFWERX Prime: Emerging Commercial Markets
Darshan Divakaran
Darshan Divakaran
AFWERX, Senior Operations Research Analyst
James Bieryla
James Bieryla
AFWERX, Prime Division Chief
Lt Col Rock McMillan
Lt Col Rock McMillan
SpaceWERX, Director

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.

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AFWERX Prime: Corridors to Advance Air Mobility
Darshan Divakaran
Darshan Divakaran
AFWERX, Senior Operations Research Analyst
Ted Lehr
Ted Lehr
City of Austin, Data Architect
Adrian Doko
Adrian Doko
AUVSI, Lone Star, President
Glenn Hamer
Glenn Hamer
TX Association of Business, President and CEO
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe
FAA, Regional Administrator

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.





- CDT
AFWERX Closing Remarks
Col Nathan P. Diller
Col Nathan P. Diller
AFWERX, Director

Catch your breath from taking notes on all the opportunities for the future with Col Diller as he provides final comments after an exciting day of panels, networking, and discussions.

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Networking

Catch your breath, grab a coffee, and chat with changemakers. Get energized and inspired by the world-class professionals in the room and expand your network to the next level.