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Submissions are now being accepted for the 24.5/D Open Topic solicitations. Click for more details and to submit by March 7 at 12pm ET.

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Autonomy Prime ICO & Fly Off #1 - Now Open

Submissions are now being accepted for the Autonomy Prime ICO and First Fly-Off (Call 001). Click for more details and to submit by August 1.

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Submissions are now being accepted for the 24.1/A Specific Topic solicitation. Click for more details and to submit by February 21 at 12pm ET. 

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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