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AFIMSC VENTURES

Our mission: We help the United States Air and Space Forces find innovative solutions to tough, urgent, real world, installation and mission support (I&MS) challenges. We are the primary I&MS innovation hub for the Air and Space Forces. Our team helps decision makers at headquarters and the bases build partnerships with industry and Airmen/Guardian innovators, navigate the innovation ecosystem, and provide funding and program support. We execute proofs of concepts of ideas that can deliver faster, leaner, and more resilient capabilities.

EVENTS

Innovation Summit

We execute, and participate in, several major events throughout the year. These events help innovators from industry and Airmen/Guardians develop their ideas and connect with the decision makers. These connections help develop new ways to support the Air and Space Forces in the era of Great Power competition. Our events include: 

DEVELOPING AIRMEN AND GUARDIAN INNOVATORS

Developing Airmen

Our Airmen and Guardians use their incredible skills every day to execute missions worldwide that keep America and her allies safe. The mission of developing capabilities to meet tomorrow’s high end challenges is no different.

Some of our greatest innovations come from the people who already work for us. But just like innovation itself, the process of developing Airmen and Guardian innovators never stops! That is why we are dedicated to providing the best possible opportunities for these innovators to develop their ideas and compete for chances to have them implemented across the Air and Space Forces.

PARTNERING WITH INDUSTRY

Industry DayWorking with industry is critical to the delivery of the capabilities our warfighters depend on to deter conflict and to prevail against threats to U.S. security.   

  • Small business opportunities: We want to harness the power of industry and unleash the innovative potential of small businesses. 

    AFIMSC participates in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs administered by the Small Business Administration. 

    We help connect participating small businesses with potential partners in AFIMSC, and its primary subordinate units.
     
  • Innovation Network: The AFIMSC Ventures team promotes industry engagement in partnership with a network of organizations, such as AFWERX, Air Education and Training Command, Air Force Gaming, and the City of San Antonio. We are always looking for opportunities to engage with industry partners – whether it’s at one of our existing regularly recurring events, finding new engagement platforms or speaking opportunities for AFIMSC leaders and team members.  

Contact our team at AFIMSC.Innovation@us.af.mil to start the conversation!