Welcome Entrepreneurs, Small Business, Industry, Academia, Military and Others

  • Learn more about science and technology challenges, grants, and other opportunities.
  • Attend an upcoming event and learn more about the Department of the Air Force Science and Technology ecosystem. 
  • Share your idea to get feedback and explore collaborating.
  • Read more about us and connecting with the Department of the Air Force Science and Technology ecosystem.

What's In It For You?

The benefits of connecting with the Air Force and Space Force Tech Connect

Subject Matter Experts

Connect with subject matter experts and receive valuable insight and technical feedback.

Team Matchmaking and Networking  

Engage with the science and technology ecosystem when looking to partner with other organizations.  

R&D Collaboration/S&T Development

Gain familiarity with the organizations responsible for developing and delivering the science and technology for the warfighter.  

Current Air Force and Space Force Needs

Understand the Department of the Air Force priorities and focus areas. 

Proposal Consulting

Get guidance on available training and education on proposals and solicitations through our partners.

Funding and Grants

Obtain insight through current and open science and technology opportunities.

Can You Fulfill a Department of The Air Force Need?

Learn what the Air Force and Space Force want and the steps to connect by reviewing our key capabilities and gaps.

Get Connected!

The Air Force and Space Force need your ideas!

Today, more than ever, we are looking for ideas to keep us on the cutting-edge of new and innovative technologies. To make it easier for idea generators to CONNECT with our Air Force and Space Force science and technology experts and opportunities, we have created this website. Simply click on the lightbulb icon to submit an idea, or peruse our links to find open opportunities in our Science and Technology ecosystem. How do you find the right opportunity, event, or website – one that ticks all the boxes for you – by using our easy search and filter functions on each page. For more information, watch the above video and visit our About Us page. Share your idea and GET CONNECTED to the Air Force and Space Force!

Tech Connect Success Stories

Read Stories About How Potential Partners Found Success 

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New X-ray system seeks to streamline blast testing

By Jeremy Dunn WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO (AFRL)  — A new system for acquiring data from...

Tech Connect partner uses AI to assist in in-theater mission planning

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO (AFRL) — Multi AI, an Austin, Texas-based tech company, has...
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AFRL collaborates with industry partner on in-theatre alternative to GPS

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO (AFRL) — The Air Force Research Laboratory , or AFRL...
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Innovative tool links AFRL with relevant technology from small business

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO (AFRL) — Thanks to Air Force and Space Force Tech Connect, the...
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Air Force and Space Force Tech Connect bridges student organization with AFRL mentorship

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO (AFRL) – Penn Jet Propulsion, a student aerospace club at the...
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AFRL invites new science, technology ideas through Air Force, Space Force Tech Connect

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- Everybody has ideas. Many people have had an idea...

Watch the 90-second quick start video to learn more!