//afwerx.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/afwerxherobanner.jpg
home-message

PROGRAM LAPSE:

At this time, Congress has not reauthorized the SBIR/STTR programs beyond September 30, 2022. If the programs are not reauthorized, starting on October 1, 2022, there will be:

  • No new proposals accepted in DSIP
  • No further DoD solicitations issued+
  • No new DoD awards made.

Ongoing contracts may continue but will not receive further SBIR/STTR funding. Please note that this guidance may differ from the other Federal Agencies participating in the SBIR/STTR programs. If you have any questions on the process during this time, please email: osd.ncr.ousd-r-e.mbx.sbir-sttr@mail.mil.

section-cfcf232

AFWERX is an innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force

AFWERX accelerates agile and affordable capability transitions by teaming innovative technology developers with Airmen and Guardian talent.


current activities

Human - Human behavior

Review the 22.4/D Specific Topic Opportunities

Submit your proposals by September 29th at 12pm ET.

Goggles - Graphics

Sign up for AFWERX Alerts!

Are you interested in receiving information about AFWERX and different opportunities to get involved? Sign up for email alerts to receive notice of the next opportunities!

Click here to learn more about the AFVentures Weekly Webinar Series

Register now!

AFVentures is hosting weekly webinars, every Thursday at noon EST/EDT, to educate, inform and answer any questions you may have about the AFVentures Open and Specific Topic processes. Tune in each week to learn more and ask your questions.

T-Shirt - Intern

Token Voting is now open!

Weigh in on the top ideas submitted for the 2023 Air Force Spark Tank competition now until Oct 26 via the Guardian and Airmen Innovation Network (GAIN) platform.


GET INVOLVED WITH AFWERX

Teaming across academia, industry, investment, interagency and international partners, AFWERX is expanding talent, technology, and transition of dual-use technologies. There are many opportunities to get involved with AFWERX. Here are some great ways to get started.

I AM...

commerCIal investor, Industry
or academia

LEARN ABOUT:

OPEN CROWDSOURCING
AFWERX Challenges

NETWORKING
Colliders

FUNDING
SBIR/STTR

FUNDING
STRATFI/TACFI

FUNDING
Prime Workshops

EVENT
Pitch Day

Government with
a mission need

LEARN ABOUT:

OPEN CROWDSOURCING
AFWERX Challenges

NETWORKING
Colliders

FUNDING
SBIR/STTR

FUNDING
STRATFI/TACFI

TRANSITION
Prime Program

PITCH EVENT
Spark Tank

PROBLEM SOLVING
Design Workshop

EVENT
Pitch Day

government
innovator

LEARN ABOUT:

NETWORKING
Colliders

FUNDING
SBIR/STTR

FUNDING
Squadron Innovation Fund

COMMUNITY
Spark Cells

CAREER
AFWERX Fellowships

AFWERX Internship

PITCH EVENT
Spark Tank

INTERNAL CROWDSOURCING
GAIN

WE ARE...

United States Air Force

AFVENTURES

An investment program that creates simple pathways for commercial innovators and private capital investment to help the Department of the Air Force solve problems. This program continues to evolve with innovative contracting and funding pathways.

LEARN MORE
SPACE Spark

SPARK

A program that empowers and develops intrapreneurial Airmen and Guardians, connecting them to commercial innovators using virtual collaboration, immersive training and networking opportunities that inspire ideas and cultivate a creative Force.

LEARN MORE
Black and white - Logo

PRIME

An industry accelerator program that expands technology transition pathways to accelerate emerging dual-use markets by leveraging government resources for rapid and affordable fielding while bolstering U.S. tech advantage.

LEARN MORE
SAT Group - Boyo Photography - Ottawa Wedding & Family Photographer

SPACEWERX

An innovation arm for the U.S. Space Force, SpaceWERX serves to inspire and empower collaboration with innovators to accelerate capabilities and secure our future in space.

LEARN MORE
Business
ABOUT
US
LEARN MORE
Captain America - LEGO

SBIR/STTR

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide early stage funding for U.S. companies and U.S. companies affiliated with a research institution to commercialize innovative technologies that can benefit the warfighter.

LEARN MORE
section-52b61a8

×

Are you interested in learning about opportunities to collaborate and engage with AFWERX? Join the AFWERX Portal now!

Join Now!

USAF Space Force AFRL and AFWERX Logo Block

PROGRAM LAPSE:

At this time, Congress has not reauthorized the SBIR/STTR programs beyond September 30, 2022. If the programs are not reauthorized, starting on October 1, 2022, there will be:

  • No new proposals accepted in DSIP
  • No further DoD solicitations issued+
  • No new DoD awards made.

Ongoing contracts may continue but will not receive further SBIR/STTR funding. Please note that this guidance may differ from the other Federal Agencies participating in the SBIR/STTR programs. If you have any questions on the process during this time, please email: osd.ncr.ousd-r-e.mbx.sbir-sttr@mail.mil.