The Refinery connects Airmen and Guardian innovators with relevant stakeholders and resources in the larger Department of Defense ecosystem to develop their grassroots projects.
The principal objective is to further develop tactical project prototypes and adopt the right operational capabilities into the larger force. This is made possible through the Refinery's curated process, partnerships, and refinement of the ecosystem's acquisition pipeline.

What projects does the Refinery take?

  1. Grassroots projects originated by Airmen and Guardians
  2. Existing prototype/Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
  3. Potential users greater than one unit/base

Airmen and Guardian Innovators

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