MAY 28, 2020
Virtual Ribbon Cutting
A special ribbon cutting event was held to open the STRIKEWERX Innovation Hub in Bossier City, LA. Guest speakers and officials gave remarks on how the hub’s innovation and collaboration capability will see academia and industry join forces with the Air Force to solve Air Force Global Strike Command challenges.
SEPT. 8, 2020
AIM VIPER Virtual Assessment Event
SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM, the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO CBRND), the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (CCDC CBC), and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), will host a virtual Assessment Event to identify technologies to develop the Next Generation CBRN Mask for the CWMD community.
Next Generation CBRN Mask Focus Areas:
- Reducing User Burden
- Tailored Protection
Selected individuals will be allotted a one-on-one virtual session with USSOCOM to pitch, demonstrate, and/or discuss their solutions during the Assessment Event.
SEPT. 29-30, 2020
A one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with the best and brightest and see the future of the new frontier. From the 800 companies that submitted their solutions to four space-focused AFWERX Challenges, 180 have been selected to show off their solutions and connect with Space experts, potential government buyers, and enthusiasts from around the world. Some of these companies will move on to funding opportunities for prototyping and development with the US Air Force or Space Force.
OCT. 28-29, 2020
Austere 3D Printing Assessment Event
SOFWERX, in concert with USSOCOM Program Manager – Expeditionary Support (PM-ES), will conduct an Austere 3D Printing Assessment Event (AE) to identify 3D printer capabilities designed to meet the unique requirements of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Operators in austere environments.
During the event, invited participants will be allotted a one-on-one virtual session with the USSOCOM evaluation panel to pitch, demonstrate, and/or discuss their 3D printer solutions.
OCT. 29-30, 2020
S3 Pitch Competition
STRIKEWERX Spark Sprint (S3) is AFGSC’s competition to identify the best ideas from across the command to represent AFGSC during the 2021 Air Force Spark Tank competition.
AFGSC will invite and fund all wing finalists to Barksdale AFB to pitch their ideas at the fall Wing Commanders Conference. To prepare for the event, Airmen will receive coaching for how to best “pitch” their project. Each finalist will have three minutes to explain their idea, pitch their solution and present their video. They then have two minutes to answer questions. Gen. Timothy Ray, AFGSC commander, will announce the two AFGSC finalists who will represent the command at the 2021 Air Force Spark Tank competition.