Frame & Evaluate Gap

Translate into Open Challenge

Formulate Rapid Transition Strategy

Establish Evaluation Criteria

Implement Strategy

Break down and prioritize capability gap
Translate into Open Challenge
Identify funding sources and engagement model
Define metrics to evaluate potential solutions
Share challenge statement and execute next steps

Success Story

Creating Open Challenge Statements with AFWERX

What did we do?

In support of AFWERX, we developed, facilitated, and provided domain and technical expertise for a workshop that converted capability gaps into open challenge statements to be shared with industry.

With the goal of creating a repeatable, deliberate, and structured approach to identifying and leveraging commercial technology, we built an Innovation Engagement Strategy workshop framework to be used as a guide for defining and implementing a strategic innovation plan for AFWERX and other innovation organizations as they seek to engage nontraditional industry.


  • Created a reusable framework for forumulating open challenge statements to execute a strategic rapid transition plan to leverage emerging technologies
  • Generate evaluation criteria to assess potential solutions
  • Provide technical and domain expertise to help shape and scope challenge events