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
Creating an Open Challenge Statement diagram.

Creating an Open Challenge Statement.