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  • The Air Force Institute of Technology has launched a new on-line data analytics certificate program. The five 10-week course focuses on the use and understanding of data analysis applications and tools while covering topics such as database design and management, machine learning, statistics, and computer programming. (Courtesy graphic)
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    AFRL's Innovation Institutes

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    Small Business Hub

  • An Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate student intern performs a space experiment in the directorate’s small satellite laboratory. Under the recently signed Education Partnership Agreement, the AFRL Space Vehicles and Directed Energy Directorates look forward to welcoming students from the University of Alaska Fairbanks to collaborate on scientific research projects. (Photo courtesy of the Air Force Research Laboratory)
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    Air Force Small Business Innovation Research

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    AFWERX

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    Air Force Technology Transfer and Transition

  • The Boundary Layer Transition, or BOLT, subscale model is tested in the Purdue University Mach-6 Quiet Tunnel. The aim of the basic science BOLT experiment, which is being sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory/Air Force Office of Scientific Research and conducted by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL), along with the University of Minnesota, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate, NASA Langley, CUBRC, VirtusAero and DLR in Germany, is to predict the state of the boundary layer, or the thin layer of air near the surface, on a new canonical geometry. Personnel at AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, recently provided sensor installation training to JHU-APL staff members. (Courtesy photo by Air Force Office of Scientific Research/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)
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    Air Force Office of Scientific Research

  • The Polymer Matrix Composites Materials and Processing research team used beamline instrumentation at Brookhaven National Laboratory to capture real-time imaging data of 3D-printed composite inks that could be used to produce aircraft structures in the future. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Hilmar Koerner)
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    TechLink

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Tech Connect

By expanding and strengthening our partnerships, and leveraging the innovation networks within industry, small business, academia, and government laboratories, the Department of the Air Force (DAF) is committed to delivering an effective service to connect that will ensure more external innovations have a transformational impact on the Air Force and Space Force.

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The Air Force Institute of Technology has launched a new on-line data analytics certificate program. The five 10-week course focuses on the use and understanding of data analysis applications and tools while covering topics such as database design and management, machine learning, statistics, and computer programming. (Courtesy graphic)
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AFRL's Innovation Institutes

Air Force Innovation Institutes are often physically located near AFRL operating locations and assist AFRL with Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology Transfer. Partnership Intermediary Agreements (PIAs) are organizations that serve as intermediaries that facilitate joint projects and accelerate technology transfer between AFRL and private companies.

Griffiss Institute Rome, NY:https://www.griffissinstitute.org/

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Small Business Hub

The Small Business Hub was created to link entrepreneurs, businesses, industry and governmental organizations in support of tech-driven business growth, strengthening the Air Force industrial base and commercializing technologies for new market opportunities. It was established in 2014 as a dual effort by the Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL).

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An Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate student intern performs a space experiment in the directorate’s small satellite laboratory. Under the recently signed Education Partnership Agreement, the AFRL Space Vehicles and Directed Energy Directorates look forward to welcoming students from the University of Alaska Fairbanks to collaborate on scientific research projects. (Photo courtesy of the Air Force Research Laboratory)
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Air Force Small Business Innovation Research

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was established by Congress to fund research and development (R&D) by small businesses of 500 or fewer employees. Eleven (11) federal agencies participate in the program, including the Department of Defense.

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program was established to fund cooperative R&D projects with small businesses and non-pr…

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AFWERX

AFWERX is expanding technology, talent, and transition partnerships for rapid and affordable commercial and military capability.

Organizationally, AFWERX has three efforts:AFVentures, Spark,andPrime.

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Air Force Technology Transfer and Transition

The Air Force Technology Transfer Program was created to ensure all Air Force science and engineering activities promote the transfer or exchange of technology with state and local governments, academia, and industry. These activities enhance the economic competitiveness of industry and promote the productivity of state and local governments while leveraging the Department of Defense (DoD) research and development investment.

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The Boundary Layer Transition, or BOLT, subscale model is tested in the Purdue University Mach-6 Quiet Tunnel. The aim of the basic science BOLT experiment, which is being sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory/Air Force Office of Scientific Research and conducted by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL), along with the University of Minnesota, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate, NASA Langley, CUBRC, VirtusAero and DLR in Germany, is to predict the state of the boundary layer, or the thin layer of air near the surface, on a new canonical geometry. Personnel at AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, recently provided sensor installation training to JHU-APL staff members. (Courtesy photo by Air Force Office of Scientific Research/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)
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Air Force Office of Scientific Research

As a part of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)’s technical experts foster and fund research within AFRL, universities, and industry laboratories to ensure the transition of research results to support USAF needs.

To accomplish this task, AFOSR solicits proposals for research through various Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) as well as various other programs outlined below.

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The Polymer Matrix Composites Materials and Processing research team used beamline instrumentation at Brookhaven National Laboratory to capture real-time imaging data of 3D-printed composite inks that could be used to produce aircraft structures in the future. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Hilmar Koerner)
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TechLink

TechLink helps innovation-minded businesses and entrepreneurs identify, evaluate, and license technology developed within DOD and VA labs nationwide.

Through technology transfer, businesses of all sizes have partnered with DOD and VA labs to significantly cut time and resources from their R&D efforts, bringing new products and services to market with speed and efficiency.