By expanding and strengthening our partnerships, and leveraging the innovation networks within industry, small business, academia, and government laboratories, the Department of the Air Force (DAF) is committed to delivering an effective service to connect that will ensure more external innovations have a transformational impact on the Air Force and Space Force.

The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), on behalf of the DAF, is developing the Air and Space Forces Science & Technology (S&T) front door, a service to connect potential partners with DAF S&T experts and opportunities. In the past, individuals seeking to partner or connect with the DAF S&T enterprise encountered difficulties while navigating its structure. We heard you and we are changing our connection process.

Driving innovation through partnerships is a key Department of the Air Force strategy (PDF) and part of a broader national defense strategy (PDF).

“The Department’s technological advantage depends on a healthy and secure national security innovation base that includes both traditional and non-traditional defense partners.” – 2018 National Defense Strategy

The Air Force and Space Force Tech Connect website provides access to current, open opportunities, meet-up events, other DAF S&T enterprise connectors, and a way for anyone to share an idea.

The Tech Connect team, comprised of AFRL personnel, connects quality, relevant ideas/technologies with DAF Subject Matter Experts. The team will review ideas/inquiries, provide feedback on innovative ideas, and establish a dialogue with potentially interested Air Force and Space Force programs.

After learning more about opportunities, events, and other S&T resources, share your idea with us.