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TH!NK Thursdays for Innovation and Inspiration

Open house-style event fosters discussion, inspiration, and collaboration

The Doolittle Institute invites the local entrepreneurial and business communities to connect with the creative thinkers at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for a new type of monthly event: TH!NK Thursdays.

The community-driven collaboration seeks to join the minds of the military and the market to inspire innovation and collaboration. The first event is Thursday, May 31, 2018, and then the third Thursday of each month thereafter.

“The Doolittle Institute’s collaborative space is open all day for folks in and out of AFRL to work on projects, collaborate, and get to know the community,” says Jessica Olsen, an Innovation & Collaboration Principal at the Doolittle Institute. “We are looking to connect to and interact with innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs to influence and inspire one another.”

In order to keep “community” in “community-driven,” TH!NK Thursdays will feature coffee and brews from local vendors each month, plus a local or regional business owner, entrepreneur, or personality to speak to AFRL and other attendees about his or her innovation and inspirations. Attendees can expect a typical TH!NK Thursday event to take the following format:

  •     8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Donuts with DI, featuring local coffee & donuts
  •     3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Unexpected Inspiration Series, featuring discussion with a local entrepreneur, business owner, or innovator
  •     4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Happy Hour: The Debrief, networking and brews from a local brewery

The event will be held at the Doolittle Institute in Niceville, Florida, located at 1140 John Sims Parkway East, Suite 1. If you’d like to register, please use the button below to find a TH!NK Thursday date that works for you. Those in AFRL need not register for any TH!NK Thursday.

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The Doolittle Institute, an AFRL Innovation Institute, supports the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) by working to license and commercialize AFRL/RW technologies in the private sector, enable rapid technology delivery to the warfighter, identify and foster new R&D partnerships and develop AFRL’s current and future workforce. The Doolittle Institute is a member of the Defensewerx Family.

 

 

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