Join the AFWERX team virtually on July 15th and 16th to learn about near-term research and development funding opportunities for Agility Prime Advanced Air Mobility related technologies. Companies, research institutions, and universities will have the chance to compete for an estimated $10M worth of Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contracts that will be awarded within 90 days of the event for contract values up to $150K.
Central to the STTR program is the partnership between small businesses and non-profit research institutions (e.g. universities, hospitals, national laboratories). The STTR program requires the small business to formally sub-contract 30% of the contract amount to a non-profit research institution in Phase I and Phase II, and this event will feature an opportunity for leading stakeholders to establish those collaborative relationships.
Large companies, small businesses, research institutions, universities, non-profits, as well as federal, state, or local entities and even individuals are encouraged to register for booths to showcase how their technology or service will support this new era of aerospace.
As part of the event, Air Force leaders will highlight how this expanded AFWERX and AFRL team will energize collaboration between government, industry, investors, and academia. This includes leveraging successful Airmen innovation efforts, Air Force ventures initiatives, and rapid capability transitions like Agility Prime, all coupled with the deep technical base at AFRL.
THE AGILITY PRIME FOCUS AREA: The objective of this topic is to explore potential commercial products being developed in the emerging eVTOL/UAM market for potential disaster response, humanitarian aid, and logistics missions.
The event will be open to the public with Air Force senior leader keynotes, an overview of the teaming between AFWERX and AFRL, funding opportunities with the Air Force STTR Open Topic solicitation and a public trade show.
This open trade show will feature advanced air mobility (i.e. flying car) technologies like sophisticated electric propulsion systems, advanced manufacturing, high-speed secure communications, as well autonomy and artificial intelligence and the associated sensor and computing hardware. Those providing services or ecosystem development are also invited to register.
The virtual trade show will allow for focused discussions between Agility Prime ecosystem members who have chosen to register for a virtual booth. AFWERX will facilitate connection and collaboration to these members, who will have the opportunity to team for the STTR Open Topic applications.