AFWERX Austin hosted the newly awarded 19.2 SBIR Phase I companies together with venture capital and Air Force stakeholders on 14 – 15 August. The event accelerated the matching of Air Force problems with viable solutions, and put projects on agile execution pathways using the SBIR pipeline. To facilitate the collisions, there were technology showcases, company pitches, rapid prototyping education and SBIR staff on site. Approximately 500 people were in attendance from the Air Force, small business, venture capital and other stakeholders.
Day 2 kicked off with an appearance by Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the US Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics