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Technical Showcase Events

The goal of the Technical Showcase is to strengthen and broaden science and technology collaborations among industry, academia, and the Department of Defense (DoD) through a monthly topic-focused interchange event. This event series will provide opportunities for industry and academia to showcase their cutting-edge technologies and capabilities to scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) and other DoD research labs located throughout the country.

What’s in it for you? This is a valuable market research opportunity for businesses and academic institutions to learn about what technologies the lab has a need for and what context they will be used in. This will help you better prepare your technical portfolio for current and future procurement opportunities. For those businesses/institutions chosen to present at the event, you will be able to initiate a one-on-one dialogue with lab stakeholders which may lead to future collaboration or contract opportunities.

Each month will feature a different research topic and all businesses and academic institutions – regardless of size, age, past performance, or location – are invited to submit an application highlighting their technical capabilities in that field. A panel of technical experts will then select 3-5 businesses/institutions per month to deliver a brief presentation to government stakeholders.

Businesses/institutions whose submissions do not make it through the review are welcome to contact the Doolittle Institute to discuss next steps and alternate ways of engaging with AFRL/RW. 

In addition to the industry technical showcase, each month a researcher from AFRL/RW (or a guest DoD collaborator) will deliver a 25-minute presentation about the projects he/she is working on and the technical capabilities they are seeking. This presentation provides industry and academia with valuable insight into the research priorities and technical capabilities of the lab.

In order to protect participants’ intellectual property, the business/academic technical showcase will only be open to government stakeholders. However, the government presentations will be open for all to attend regardless of affiliation.

Upcoming Showcase Events

Topic: Multi-domain Weapons Technologies Part 2: Tailorable Trajectories

Date: June 8, 2023

Time: 1200-1500 CST

Submission Deadline: May 16, 2023

Next Technical Showcase

Past Showcase Events