We are excited to kick off the new year with AFWERX and the Air Force Research Lab! We closed out 2019 with a U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract award from AFWERX! Our performance acceleration platform, powered by continuous time-series data monitoring and data-driven goals, showed the air force a plethora of possible application areas within the aerial warfare domain. If you would like to learn more about our Phase I Contract Award, please reach out and connect with us!
Who is AFWERX? Established in 2017 by the Secretary of the Air Force, AFWERX is a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia, and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities. The core mission of AFWERX is to improve Air Force capabilities by connecting innovators, simplifying technology transfer and accelerating results. AFWERX has partnered with the AFRL, a scientific research organization operated by the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, to streamline the SBIR process to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants, and decrease bureaucratic overhead.
AFWERX has an open call for innovative defense-related technology SBIR topic. The objective of the open call topic is to explore Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies that may not be covered by any other specific SBIR topic and thus to explore options for solutions that may fall outside the Air Force’s current fields of focus but that may be useful to the US Air Force. An additional objective of this topic is to grow the industrial base of the US Air Force. This topic will reach companies that can complete a feasibility study and prototype validated concepts in accelerated Phase I and II schedules. This topic is specifically aimed at later stage development rather than earlier stage basic science and research.
We are excited for our Phase I win, and are working hard on winning the Phase II contract award from AFWERX, to further our partnership with the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Defense!
Who is RippleWorx?
RippleWorx is Accelerating Performance for individuals, teams, and organizations, using an integration of novel engagement practices and intelligent data, pushing everyone to #bebetter.
Through thoughtful analysis of your data, RippleWorx delivers accelerated performance and empowered decision making. By carefully blending insightful analytics, personalized goals, and intelligent decision points, RippleWorx enables you to resolve your organization’s biggest pain points.
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