Air Force Werx Vegas

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Established in 2017 by the Secretary of the Air Force and reporting to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, AFWERX is a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and foster an Air Force culture of innovation. The ultimate aim is to solve problems and enhance the effectiveness of the Air Force. With 26,000 square feet of collaboration space in the heart of the conference capital of the U.S.–Las Vegas, Nevada–as well its proximity to Nellis Air Force Base and UNLV, AFWERX Vegas is positioned to connect people and resources across government, the private sector, and academia. The Air Force supports and provides collaborative spaces and tools for innovation efforts. AFWERX Vegas specializes in: Industry challenges which provide fast, non-bureaucratic pathways for Air Force stakeholders to scout the best solutions from industry and academia. A prototyping workshop where Airmen, students, or garage tinkerers build and test technologies
Trained design thinking facilitators who convene subject-matter experts from the Air Force, industry and academia to support Airmen intrapreneurs
Event and office space for Air Force teams or entrepreneurs

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subsector Device Diagnostic Digital Drug
user Community Faculty Graduate Student Postdoc Small Business Staff Undergrads
type Collaboration space and prototype workshop Competition