The next "Ask Me Anything" event in the Air Force STTR program will feature Q&A with Program Lead Anissa Lumpkin and featured speaker Ellen Robinson, Program Manager in the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
AFOSR continues to expand the horizon of scientific knowledge through its leadership and management of the Air Force's basic research program. As a vital component of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), AFOSR's mission is to support Air Force goals of control and maximum utilization of air, space, and cyberspace.
AFOSR accomplishes its mission by investing in basic research efforts for the Air Force in relevant scientific areas. Central to AFOSR's strategy is the transfer of the fruits of basic research to industry, the supplier of Air Force acquisitions; to the academic community which can lead the way to still more accomplishment; and to the other directorates of AFRL that carry the responsibility for applied and development research leading to acquisition.
The Air Force Small Business Technology Transfer (AF STTR) program, a $97M small business program, is reaching out to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with an opportunity for funding research and development through strategic partnerships with small businesses. The Air Force SBIR/STTR is setup to address barriers that exist in the traditional Air Force Acquisition process. The AF SBIR/STTR has expanded the use of Open Topic solicitations, eliminating lengthy and cumbersome proposal processes. This allowed the Air Force to reach thinkers who might not have otherwise considered doing business with the U.S. government.
Join us to discover the USAF's new partnerships, new opportunities, and upcoming special events!
The AF STTR HBCU Outreach Initiative’s strategic priorities are to:
o Increase HBCU participation in the AF SBIR/STTR program by submitting proposals and increasing award metrics
o Connect HBCUs with emerging trends in the Air Force
o Establish strategic alliances with the Air Force and HBCUs
The AF SBIR/STTR program is offering new partnerships for networking, matchmaking, proposal writing and more to support the development of technology to the warfighter.