The vision of AFIMSC Ventures is a community of empowered and resourced Airmen ushering innovation into Installations and Mission Support.
Our mission is to work jointly with installations and Mission Support Groups to navigate the dynamic Innovation Ecosystem and transform ideas into implemented solutions.
AFIMSC Ventures will provide capital, guidance, and resources in partnership with Installation Sparks and the newly formed Defender, Engineer, and Services Sparks to realize your ideas.
We will provide funds & expertise for you to pursue:
• Small bets via the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR) Phase I
• Medium bets via SBIR Phase II, III, and RAPIDx CSO
• Big bet moonshots via STRATFI
Our innovators will work side-by-side with you!
The AFIMSC Innovation Office stood up Nov. 26, 2018, to solve complex challenges facing installation and mission support operations. Renamed AFIMSC Ventures in September 2020, the office represents the next level of AFIMSC’s evolution as the innovation center for the I&MS community.
Since AFIMSC stood up in 2015, the Center’s Warfighters have had a keen focus on developing innovative solutions to deliver more efficient and effective Agile Combat Support programs. The stand-up of the innovation office provided a central I&MS hub where creative ideas submitted from anywhere in the Air Force get quick vetting and action toward implementation if they can deliver faster, leaner and more lethal operations.
The office is located in the Expeditionary Support Directorate, which is at the forefront of I&MS innovations with the Installation Health Assessment, Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference, and Combat Support Wing proof of concept, to name a few.