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Innovators Find Partners in the US Air Force

By: Idella Yamben, Guest Contributor

Air Force innovation is not just for unproven technology anymore!

As the speed of technology increases, the Air Force sees commercial innovators as their critical innovation partners.  What does this mean for Wisconsin small businesses?  Learning about these changes could help your startup or WORKING technology with non-dilutive funding to adapt to the growing market needs in the Air Force.

The Air Force has overhauled the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program with open topics inviting companies to pitch solutions towards a broad range of challenges from cybersecurity to health and wellness.

Could you be the next Air Force commercial innovation partner? Check out the range of challenges and considered innovations vetted for Air Force funding. WEDC is supporting the Center for Technology Commercialization to help you navigate these funding opportunities with two programs launching this February designed to help you understand the ‘color of money’ across Air Force innovation funding; strategic approaches to vetting and submitting a project; and networking to improve a competitive submission.

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Reach out to the Center for Technology Commercialization or follow us on Twitter & LinkedIn for the latest on funding opportunities for your business or technology.

More about the Center for Technology Commercialization:

The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is a unit in the University of Wisconsin System Administration’s Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship. CTC provides no-cost, one-on-one expert consulting to Wisconsin technology businesses, and partners with campus leaders to expand entrepreneurship and professional training. CTC has collaborated in acquiring more than $195 million in federal and other funding for clients.