SOLUTIONS PHASE BEGINS MARCH 2020
WE NEED YOUR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS!
Following the decimation of the Tyndall Air Force Base in October 2018, this challenge aims to create robust and resilient Air Force bases that can withstand all types of natural disasters and supply shortages with minimal loss of power, structure and operations. We are seeking solutions that consider the 5 R’s of Energy Resilience (Robustness, Redundancy, Recoverability, Resourcefulness and Responsiveness) during the building of an installation. We need your help to find solutions that will expedite reoccupying a base after damage occurs, and that can improve the durability of facilities to high impact weather. Here is your opportunity to provide novel solutions to help build resilience into our infrastructures.
What's in it for you?
USAF and AFWERX possess innovation funding to designate towards exploring viable solutions and partnerships to further strengthen the Air Force. USAF has prototype funding available for individuals or companies who propose solutions to this specific challenge. Expert evaluators will carefully examine compelling challenge solutions presented within this crowdsourcing platform, and the best solutions could lead to additional prototyping, R&D and production contracts to be granted after the initial award.
For example, the Mixed Reality AFWERX Challenge had an initial award budget of $150,000. To date, an additional $4M of prototype funding has been awarded to six companies, with an existing production contract still an open opportunity for some or all of those companies. We encourage you to get involved. Your participation could lead to official recognition for you or your company and the chance to work alongside the Air Force and other DoD agencies to see your concept mature into impactful real-life implementation!