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Many mind-blowing ideas are being birthed in U.S. startup companies. In order to capture these ideas, the pentagon must do business at the speed of innovation; inspiring and accelerating startup creativity toward national security challenges.

Events

The Air Force SBIR/STTR program is partnering for 12 Air Force Pitch Days thru the end of 2019:

Air Force UAS Pitch Day

Date: July 24, 2019
Location: Burlington, Massachusetts

Seeking Ideas for:

  • UAS payloads to defeat other UAS
  • UAS signature optical, infrared, acoustic, radar identification software
  • UAS avionics open software trust and verification technologies
  • UAS sensing for weather hazard avoidance
  • UAS sensing for characterization of environment conditions wind, hydrology, RF, spectrum
  • UAS sense and avoid technologies for operation in mixed manned/unmanned airspace
  • UAS applications to resilient PNT (mitigation of GPS degradation)
  • Counter swarm technologies
  • Agile technology insertion for UAS
  • Artificial intelligence and decentralized control for UAS swarms

Kessel Run Pitch Day

Date: July 26, 2019
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Seeking Ideas for:

  • Security tools and services
  • Edge as a service
  • Enterprise platform tools and services

Air Force Space Pitch Day

Date: Occurring Nov 4-8, 2019
Location: San Francisco, California

Seeking Ideas for:

  • Launch systems
  • Data mining
  • Space visualization
  • Space communications

Simulators Pitch Day

Date: Occurring Dec 3-5, 2019
Location: Orlando, Florida

Seeking Ideas for:

  • Simulator technologies

Joint Strike Fighter Pitch Day

Date: Planned for fall 2019

Seeking Ideas for :

  • Artificial Intelligence for the optimization of air system acquisition enterprises
  • Machine Learning for the optimization of air system acquisition enterprises
  • Data analytics tools for the optimization of air system acquisition enterprises

Fighter/Bomber Pitch Day

Date: Occurring Nov 13-14, 2019
Location: Dayton, Ohio

Seeking Ideas for:

  • Cyber-related commercial innovations to improve our Fighter/Bomber portfolio of aircraft

Rapid Sustainment Pitch Day

Date: Occurring Nov 13-14, 2019
Location: San Francisco, California

Seeking Ideas for:

  • Innovative technologies and/or processes that could decrease Operations and Sustainment Costs or Increase Readiness

Mobility and Training Aircraft Pitch Day

Date: Occurring Nov 13-14, 2019
Location: Dayton, Ohio

Seeking Ideas for:

  • Maintenance and manufacturing technologies for aircraft including digital technologies

Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Special Forces (SOF) Pitch Day

Date: Occurring Nov 13-14, 2019
Location: Dayton, Ohio

Seeking Ideas to:

  • Explore innovative technologies and/or processes that could impact ISR systems and SOF operations

Airborne Communications Pitch Day

Date: Occurring Nov 13-14, 2019
Location: Dayton, Ohio

Seeking Ideas for:

  • Improving communication systems, protecting intellectual property and introducing Additive Manufacturing (AM) into current sustainment efforts

Hypersonics Pitch Day

Date: Occurring 1st week of November, 2019
Location: Ft Walton Beach, FL at the NDIA Weapons Symposium

Seeking Ideas to:

  • Explore innovative technologies and/or processes that could increase hypersonic systems capabilities

Base of the Future Concepts, Technologies, and Technology Applications

Seeking Ideas to:

  • Explore options for Base of the Future concepts that will empower facility design/construction, infrastructure, passive and active information technology (IT), energy efficiency, force protection, urbanization, resiliency and other novel concepts

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