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Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment (APEX)
USAF PIA Partner
The Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment (APEX) cultivates innovation by expanding the American research enterprise for the USAF. APEX engages and collaborates with innovators across academia, industry and the DoD who possess capabilities of interest to the USAF; utilizes data analytics to identify transformational operational defense solutions in academia, industry and government sectors; provides high-touch coaching for business startups and proposals; and engages with DoD programs to connect universities, businesses and government entities in a way that moves defense technology from discovery to reality.
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AF Accelerators
Air Force Accelerators and Incubators accelerate the matching of commercial products with Air Force needs. Across the US, these accelerators and incubators partner with startups to grow Air Force capabilities.
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AFRL partnership with Academia
Innovation does not happen in a vacuum. We collaborate with higher education to build upon each other’s discoveries to accelerate our innovations.
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AFRL partnership with Business
Get published, launch a business, develop your idea, tackle challenging problems or help secure our nation. It’s all possible when you partner with AFRL .
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AFRL partnership with Government
Whether you’re an Airman with a great idea or a government agency that needs access to our world-class research facilities, you can partner with the Air Force Research Laboratory.
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AFRL Small Business Hub | A Wright Brother's Institute Initiative
444 provides a space to collaborate with organizations, startups and universities in the Downtown Dayton Innovation District. This collaborative environment includes meeting spaces equipped with the latest technology, proximity to many potential partners in the region, and a steady flow of subject matter experts from many backgrounds.
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AFRL/New Mexico
AFRL Innovation Institute
Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico is leading the way in the Nation’s laser, optical, and space supremacy technologies. The Technology Engagement Office supports that mission by connecting the private sector and academia with AFRL resources to develop new technology and create opportunities for industry growth. We also offer some of the of the most innovative STEM opportunities in the country, designed to inspire and cultivate our next generation of innovators.
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Where innovative companies take flight. AFVentures is a collaboration between Air Force Acquisition, AFWERX, and AF SBIR/STT.
AFWERX Prime for Transition
After effective technology and concept engagement through AFVentures and Spark, Prime works to rapidly drive affordable capability to the field. Additionally, successful fielding is essential to build trust in this AFWERX approach among Airmen as well as industry, investors, interagency, and international stakeholders.
AFWERX Spark for Military
AFWERX is a network of people who want to help create a better Air Force for all Airmen. There are innovators who work for AFWERX full-time, others who take on passion projects outside of their traditional jobs and tap into the AFWERX ecosystem for support, and plenty more who collaborate with us as part of their position at Air Force bases around the world.
AFWERX Ventures for Small Business
AFVentures, the commercial investment arm of the Air Force, creates simple pathways for commercial innovators and private capital investment to help the Department of the Air Force solve problems.
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Air Force Vanguards
The Air Force aims to deliver remarkable new capabilities that provide warfighters with superior advantages in the battlefield. The AF announced the initial three Vanguard programs: Golden Horde, Navigation Technology Satellite 3 (NTS-3) and Skyborg.
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AFRL PIA Partner
Powered by VT-ARC, the Basic Research Innovation Collaboration Center (BRICC) provides collaborative environments and data analytic services that support AFOSR's mission to discover, shape, and champion basic research that profoundly impacts the future Air Force. The BRICC specializes in data-driven approaches to quantitatively assess global S&T communities, research and technology trends, and innovation capacity.
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USAF PIA Partner
C-TRAC serves our country and bolsters our economy by bringing together government, education, and industry partners to meet our warfighter’s needs at market speed – fulfilling our vision of co-creating national capabilities.
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Catalyst Campus
Catalyst Campus is a collaborative ecosystem where industry, small business, workforce training, entrepreneurs, startups and venture capital intersect with Colorado’s aerospace and defense industry to create community, spark innovation and stimulate business growth.
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Cyber Innovation Center

The Collaborative Environment is an Air Force technology transfer and transition partnership between the Cyber Innovation Center and Air Force Global Strike Command. We are the Command’s persistent technology transfer, technology transition, and innovation resource.

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Defense Innovation Marketplace
The Defense Innovation Marketplace provides a centralized resource for the Department’s Acquisition and Science and Technology professionals on information about industry’s Independent research and development activities.
AFRL PIA Partner
DEFENSEWERX and our hubs are the catalyst for decisive innovation between the private sector and the armed forces.
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Doolittle Institute
AFRL PIA Partner/AFRL Innovation Institute
The Doolittle Institute, an AFRL Innovation Institute, supports the Air Force Research Labs Munitions Directorate by working to license and commercialize AFRL/RW technologies in the private sector, enable rapid technology delivery to the warfighter, identify and foster new R&D partnerships and develop AFRL’s current and future workforce. The Doolittle Institute is a member of the Defensewerx Family.
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Griffiss Institute
AFRL PIA Partner/AFRL Innovation Institute
By partnering AFRL with private industry and academia, the Griffiss Institute (GI) is able to facilitate and grow the technology base of the Upstate New York region. The GI is focused on providing an environment conducive to the growth of technology and ideas, by creating a collaborative research environment accessible to AFRL, business, and academia.

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