Innovare Aspire Summit

Innovare Aspire

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate seeks transformational research and development partnerships with industry, academia, and other public and private organizations through the Innovare Aspire Series. The Information Directorate (RI) is the Air Force's and nation's premier research organization for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence(C4I) and Cyber technologies. The directorate explores, prototypes, and
demonstrates high-impact, affordable and game-changing technologies. These technologies transform data into information and subsequently knowledge for decision makers to command and control forces. This knowledge gives our air, space and cyberspace forces the competitive advantage needed to protect and defend the nations.

The Innovare Aspire Series is a campaign to converge diverse capabilities to address specific United States Air Force and United States Space Force in these strategic areas:

● Quantum Information Science
● Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
● Cyber Security and Cyber Operations
● Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS)

Our goal is to organize and motivate diverse teams to tackle specific technical challenges; and deliver high-impact, performance-ready capabilities that enhance American competitiveness through diversified commercialization pathways.
We are seeking successful partnerships for collaboration and shared ideas that align with specific challenge areas, to include research and development concepts that your organizations are pursuing and would benefit from additional collaborations with the Air Force Research Laboratory or other industry partners. Understanding the business and use cases for your organization is critical to ensure maximum opportunity and collaboration opportunities. Outcome expectations and resource opportunities can be accomplished through various approaches including, but not limited to modeling & simulation, utility experimentation, exercise participation, technical analysis, technology maturation, risk reduction activities, and subject matter expertise input.

Applicants with research concepts and collaboration proposals that have the best alignment with the future research needs of the Laboratory may be invited to an Innovare Aspire event in the future, a hybrid event facilitated by AFRL’s Information Directorate and Griffiss Institute. At this event, prospective partners will convene to present their novel ways to tackle the Innovare Aspire Series challenges through collaborative agreements.

Aspire partners