The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate seeks transformational research and development partnerships with industry, academia, and other public and private organizations through the 2022 Innovare Aspire Series.
Innovare Aspire Series is an annual campaign to converge diverse capabilities in United States Air Force and United States Space Force strategic priority areas such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, cyber, nanoelectronics, neuromorphic computing, quantum, and UAS; organize and motivate diverse teams to tackle specific technical challenges; and deliver high-impact, performance-ready capabilities that enhance American competitiveness through diversified commercialization pathways.
Successful partnership idea submissions should align with the challenge areas, include research and development concepts that your organizations are pursuing, and would benefit from additional collaborations with the Air Force Research Laboratory or other industry partners. Understanding the associated business and use cases for your organization is critical to ensure maximum opportunity and collaboration opportunities. Outcome expectations and resource opportunities can be accomplished through various approaches including, but not limited to: modeling & simulation, utility experimentation, exercise participation, technical analysis, technology maturation, risk reduction activities, and subject matter expertise input.
Applicants to this series will be evaluated against the challenge criteria. Applicants with research concepts and collaboration proposals that have the best alignment with the future research needs of the Laboratory will be invited to the Innovare Aspire Summit, a hybrid event facilitated by AFRL’s Information Directorate and Griffiss Institute. At this event, prospective partners will convene on novel ways to tackle the Innovare Aspire Series challenges through collaborative agreements.