WE ARE THE AIR FORCE
RESEARCH LABORATORY

and we are building tomorrow’s technology

THE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 2030 INITIATIVE

INVENT THE FUTURE TODAY

Your ideas will shape the Air Force of tomorrow.

In 1944, Theodore von Karman envisioned a new Air Force through his study, Toward New Horizons. The technologies identified more than 70 years ago are the reality that keeps America safe today. Submit your ideas to help us invent the future for 2030 and beyond.

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What

In September 2017, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Heather Wilson launched an initiative to update the Air Force's science and technology strategy. Over the course of a year, the Air Force will listen and learn from the scientific community, higher education and business professionals through a series of conversations and outreach events.

Why

We can't afford to slow down. As our adversaries close the technology gap, we need to push the boundaries of what's possible and invent the future. In order to defend America, we need your help to innovate smarter and faster. Our warfighters depend on us to keep the fight unfair and we will deliver.

How

We can accomplish the unthinkable together. By listening to your insights we will reimagine tomorrow for the Air Force and our world. Submit your ideas and check out our events to help us better prepare for 2030 and beyond.

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Upcoming Events

We’re ready to listen to your cutting-edge science and technology ideas for basic and applied research, as well as ideas on best practices to support innovative research organizations. Join us at one of these locations and stay tuned for more information on virtual engagements. #AF2030

University
of
Nebraska

MARCH 22–23, 2018

Registration
closed.

University
of South
Florida

April 26, 2018

Register

Indiana
University

May 10–11, 2018

Register

University
of
Washington

May 22, 2018

Registration
coming soon.

Texas
A&M
University

June 28–29, 2018

Registration
coming soon.

University
of
Utah

July 26, 2018

Registration
coming soon.

invent the future

Submit An Idea

Submit your ideas to shape the Air Force of tomorrow. Your inputs on transformative research and business best practices will help us create a new U.S. Air Force science and technology strategy for 2030 and beyond. Click below to tell us how you would invent a better Air Force.