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01
Jul
Confirmed for Thursday, July 1, 2021 - Sunday, August 1, 2021
Online
The Rapid Sustainment Office is transforming the operations and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. The RSO recognizes the challenge of taking pilot projects direct to Scale to benefit the USAF enterprise. Apply during 20.3/C
29
Jul
Confirmed for Thursday, July 29, 2021 - Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Online

This is a special Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in support of the research objectives of the Department of Defense (DoD), sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). DOD’s Hypersonic Material Manufacturing program is focused on directing basic research toward applications that meet US Air Force and US Space Force (USSF) needs and challenges. The goal of this FOA is to solicit proposals to address basic research needs for processing science of hypersonic materials that can lead to reliable manufacturing.

Closing Date is August 31 2021.

01
Aug
Confirmed for Sunday, August 1, 2021 - Thursday, August 5, 2021
Arlington, Virginia

The Largest Maritime Expo in the U.S.

Sea-Air-Space brings the U.S. defense industry and key military decision-makers together for three days of informative educational sessions, important policy discussions and a dynamic exhibit hall floor.

Owned and produced by the Navy League of the United States, Sea-Air-Space attracts maritime leaders from sea services around the globe.

03
Aug
Confirmed for Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - Friday, August 6, 2021
Online
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will host the 5th annual Life Cycle Industry Days (LCID) virtually, from August 3rd – August 5th. This year’s theme is “Accelerating Change to Empower the Warfighter” featuring keynote presentations by top acquisition leaders, panel sessions and forecast briefings from our Air Force Program Executive Directors (PEOs).
03
Aug
Confirmed for Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Online

Learn About Why You Should Apply to Project Enginuity | National SBIR Accelerator!

Applicants accepted into the program will receive training, coaching, and grant writing expertise to assist with applying for highly competitive SBIR awards ranging from $50K-$250K (Phase I) and up to $750K-$1.5M (Phase II).

Project Enginuity seeks to enroll 60 participants from across the country for a one-week virtual cohort! Who: Early-Stage Entrepreneurs Project Enginuity was designed to increase the number of SBIR applicants, especially among entrepreneurs in North America who are Black, Latinx, and women All companies and/or individuals that meet the SBIR eligibility guidelines are welcome to apply R&D startups and small businesses across technology sectors, including artificial intelligence, energy, medical devices, robotics, and semiconductors.

05
Aug
Confirmed for Thursday, August 5, 2021
Online

Are you a tech entrepreneur looking to secure funding for your innovation that has commercialization potential? Are you Black, Latinx, or a woman looking for an accelerator to grow and expand your company or business?

If you answered YES, please join our panel of experts sponsored by Chase to unlock how to win SBIR awards.

SBIR offers flexible grant funding, commercialization support, and the strongest intellectual property rights for small businesses in the federal government. In this webinar, learn about new NASA Programs and how to protect your SBIR data rights. Our Panelists: Erin Davis, Attorney, Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP Ashley Hawkes, Small Business Vice President, Military & Veterans Affairs, JPMorgan Chase Gynelle Steele, Deputy Program Executive, NASA SBIR/STTR National Accelerator: Applications Open July 19th!

10
Aug
Confirmed for Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - Friday, August 13, 2021
Online
SOFWERX, in concert with SOF Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (SOF AT&L) Special Reconnaissance (PEO-SR), will host a series of Virtual Assessment Events (AEs) to identify technologies and techniques to aid four (4) Program Management (PM) Offices with eight (8) Technology Focus Areas (TFAs).
10
Aug
Confirmed for Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - Friday, August 13, 2021
Midwest City, Oklahoma
Tinker and the Primes is the perfect opportunity to make personal connections with Tinker Air Force Base senior leadership and other Oklahoma defense installations senior leaders, dignitaries, and other federal personnel.
16
Aug
Confirmed for Monday, August 16, 2021 - Friday, August 20, 2021
Atlanta, Georgia
Join a community of end users, technologists and policymakers working together to write the next chapter of autonomous innovation and assure its safe and seamless integration into everyday life. XPONENTIAL 2021 is a reimagined hybrid experience offering fresh insight across the full spectrum of unmanned innovation, from AI, to sensors, to cybersecurity. It’s more than an in-person gathering or a virtual event. It’s the best of both worlds.
17
Aug
Confirmed for Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Online
On Aug. 17, 2021, AFNWC is hosting a "Pitch Day" focused on developing the technology needed to modernize two legs of the nuclear triad, one of DoD's top priorities. This is an opportunity for eligible small businesses to submit ideas for solving some of the AFNWC’s technical challenges. Apply during 21.2
17
Aug
Confirmed for Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - Thursday, August 19, 2021
Online
A workshop to cross-pollinate interdisciplinary research solutions in dense paste direct ink write additive manufacturing.
18
Aug
Confirmed for Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - Friday, August 20, 2021
Online
AFNWC is hosting a "Pitch Day" focused on developing the technology needed to modernize two legs of the nuclear triad, one of DoD's top priorities. This is an opportunity for eligible small businesses to submit ideas for solving some of the AFNWC’s technical challenges. Apply during 20.3
 
20
Aug
Confirmed for Friday, August 20, 2021 - Saturday, August 21, 2021
Online

The Swarm and Search AI Competition Series is excited to announce the 2021 Challenge: Capture the Flag. This collaborative challenge formulated by the Air Force Research Laboratory ( AFRL ) in the United States and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl) in the UK, will bring together competitive AI experts from around the world.

Can your skills capture the flag and conquer the competition? Partners like AFRL and dstl must deliver operational capability to our Air, Space and Cyber Warfighters who share a culture of urgency to outpace future threats, and this event aims to attract the best and brightest minds to solve autonomy, AI challenges and spark innovation. This Capture the Flag Challenge can have significant impact for search and rescue operations executed by military and first responder communities, reducing risks to save lives.

Teams that demonstrate innovative solutions will enjoy international acclaim. AFRL and dstl employ and partner with some of the world’s leading tech developers. This challenge provides an opportunity to introduce participants to potential career opportunities. Winning submissions will enjoy increased exposure within the defense and technical communities at a variety of conferences and at defense and public-facing events in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Registration is scheduled to begin on 30 April 2021, with the friendly virtual competition starting on 14 Jun 2021, culminating in a Showcase Event on 20 Aug 2021.

20
Aug
Confirmed for Friday, August 20, 2021
Online

Wright Brothers Institute is proud to present the 2021 Swarm and Search AI Competition Series: Capture the Flag Challenge, a collaborative challenge formulated by the Air Force Research Laboratory ( AFRL ) in the US and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in the UK, that has brought together competitive AI experts from around the world.

This free, virtual event will connect audiences across the globe to innovative teams, specializing in AI development. Along with showcasing the winners of the competition, attendees will enjoy expert speakers from AFRL, Dstl, and Georgia Tech Research Institute. Register today!

23
Aug
Confirmed for Monday, August 23, 2021 - Friday, August 27, 2021
Colorado Springs, Colorado

36th annual Space Symposium being held in Colorado, Springs.

Hybrid Event. Held August 23-26.

Space Symposium attendees consistently represent all sectors of the space community from multiple spacefaring nations: space agencies; commercial space businesses and associated subcontractors; military, national security and intelligence organizations; cyber security organizations; federal and state government agencies and organizations; research and development facilities; think tanks; educational institutions; space entrepreneurs and private space travel providers; businesses engaged in adapting, manufacturing or selling space technologies for commercial use; and media that inspire and educate the general public about space. Bringing all these groups together in one place provides a unique opportunity to examine space issues from multiple perspectives, to promote dialog and to focus attention to critical space issues.

24
Aug
Confirmed for Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - Friday, August 27, 2021
Fairborn, Ohio

WEPCON is a multi-day event consisting of unclassified and classified forums, introducing new technologies, discussing capability gaps, and highlighting opportunities for engagement between industry partners and the Department of Defense.

Leadership will educate industry on various methods and forums for submitting ideas and collaborating with the U.S. Air Force Armament Directorate.

The goal of the event will be alignment with U.S. Air Force leadership and prime contractors -- in pursuit of solutions to the Armament Directorate’s most critical needs.

31
Aug
Confirmed for Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Online
SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM PEO SOF Digital Applications (PEO-SDA), will host a Virtual Assessment Event to identify future technologies to accelerate the application of innovative commercial software into deployable warfighting capabilities. Modular software solutions may be integrated into the Mission Command System (MCS) to unify the SOF enterprise via a Common Operational Picture (COP). This activity is an Assessment Event (AE) under USSOCOM Commercial Solution Opening (CSO) for SOF Digital Applications. Potential prototype projects will enhance decision-making through human-machine interaction with uniquely SOF data and architecture that support Special Operations core activities and globally deployed footprint. The CSO and AE will result in award for solution(s) for innovative commercial technologies through a multi‐phased, competitive process. Submit NLT 14 July 11:59 PM ET
14
Sep
Confirmed for Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - Friday, September 17, 2021
Dayton, Ohio
The Air Vehicle Technology Symposium is a biennial forum where the air vehicle technical community will gather to present and discuss the latest air vehicle technology advancements and challenges. This Symposium will bring together engineers, scientists, leaders, and operational personnel from throughout the air vehicle community, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA, DARPA, FAA, OSD, air vehicle integrators, component and material suppliers, and academia. The audience is limited to US Citizens only via DD2345.
14
Sep
Confirmed for Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - Friday, September 17, 2021
Laurel, Maryland
The 2021 forum will bring together government, military, industry, and academia to discuss the strategic, programmatic, and technical topics and policy issues in aerospace and defense.
16
Sep
Confirmed for Thursday, September 16, 2021 - Friday, September 17, 2021
Online

There are currently two Air Force Research Laboratory’s ( AFRL ) university Center of Excellence (COE) funding opportunity announcements: The Brain-Derived Neuromorphic Computing with Intelligent Materials COE aims to support high-risk, high-reward basic research that will address the hardest challenges currently facing neuromorphic (brain-inspired) computing. The current closing date for applications is Aug 16, 2021.

The Neuroscience of Decision Making COE seeks to advance scientific understanding of the neuroscience foundations of Decision Making (DM) in the context of goal-directed activity and especially under stressful conditions. The current closing date for applications is Sep 16, 2021.

20
Sep
Confirmed for Monday, September 20, 2021 - Thursday, September 23, 2021
Online
AFA's Air, Space, & Cyber Conference is the leading professional development event for Air Force and Space Force officers, enlisted members, civilians, veterans, and defense industry leaders and representatives. Our conference brings together top Air Force and Space Force leadership, industry experts, and government officials to discuss challenges facing the aerospace and cyber communities today and in the future. This year’s conference celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Air Force Association and will build on AFA’s successful recent events featuring record-breaking attendance and speakers, including the Vice President of the United States, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Elon Musk, Sir Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Cuban.
28
Sep
Confirmed for Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Austin, Texas
Fed Supernova is a two-day hybrid event where defense priorities and trending technology collide for good. Fed Supernova promises insight into Department of Defense (DoD) problems, technology needs, and new opportunities. Learn how entrepreneurs, government, and industry can work together to ignite more value for everyone.
18
Oct
Confirmed for Monday, October 18, 2021 - Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Fort Washington, Maryland

For over 20 years the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo has connected top applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, labs, and startups with industry end-users and prospectors. The 2021 TechConnect World Innovation event includes the annual SBIR/STTR Innovation Conference, AI TechConnect, and the TechConnect Technical Program - more than 35 world-class technical symposium, and the Nanotech Conference Series – the world's largest and longest running nanotechnology event.

Through these joint programs, TechConnect has published over 10,000 technical papers, connected over 20,000 innovations with industry partners, provided prospecting to most all Fortune 500 technology companies, and supported most every U.S. Science and Technology agency including the National Nanotechnology Initiative since its inception.

Join the world's brightest researchers, innovators, and technology prospectors as they convene in Washington, DC, Gaylord National Harbor, October 18-20, 2021.

18
Oct
Confirmed for Monday, October 18, 2021 - Friday, October 22, 2021
National Harbor, Maryland
Connecting top S&T military, industry and investment leadership with the world's best innovations. Connect with more non-traditional innovators as we co-locate TechConnect World and SBIR National Innovation Summits! October 19-21, 2021 in Washington DC.
18
Oct
Confirmed for Monday, October 18, 2021 - Thursday, October 21, 2021
Fort Washington, Maryland
Connecting emerging tools and platforms with the global innovation ecosystem. Converging research, corporate, and government leadership seeking solution providers for their sector specific dataset challenges.
19
Oct
Confirmed for Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - Thursday, October 21, 2021
Online

DoD funding for unmanned systems has never been more critical, and Phase II of Unmanned Systems Defense is bringing together leaders with real-time insights to champion future investment. Hear directly from the the Chief of Naval Research, key congressional reps, and program managers from Agility Prime, NASA, DARPA, DIU and more! At only $9 per day, your ROI will be off the charts! Select your days below to start your registration: Join military officials from across all branches - federal security personnel, and industry leaders to understand the latest programs of record and collaborate on the acquisition and integration of unmanned technologies.

Day 1: Maritime

Day 2: Air

Day 3: Ground

15
Nov
Confirmed for Monday, November 15, 2021 - Friday, November 19, 2021
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We are proud to launch the TechConnect Europe Innovation Conference & Expo, designed to connect top applied research and early-stage technologies from universities, labs and startup with industry and investment end-users and prospectors.
13
Dec
Confirmed for Monday, December 13, 2021 - Friday, December 17, 2021
Aurora, Colorado
DMC is the nation’s annual forum for enhancing and leveraging the efforts of engineers, managers, technology leaders, scientists, and policy makers across the defense manufacturing industrial base. Leaders and manufacturing subject matter experts from government, industry, and academia exchange information and perspectives on defense manufacturing policies, strategic direction, best practices, funding opportunities, and the latest manufacturing innovations that will benefit our warfighters.

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