Because Liberty Spark is fueled by people with a diverse set of skills, passions, and roles in the Air Force, the list of initiatives and resources we have access to is always growing. Our resources are not all-inclusive, but it is a starting point for understanding the ecosystem between Liberty Spark, other Spark Cells, AFWERX, and how to approach doing business with the Air Force.
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The SBIR program enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization by partnering with Air Force units for customer discovery purposes.
The SBIR program’s counterpart, Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), is an opportunity for university teams (undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, post-doctorate, faculty/staff) that have formed companies and partnered with a university or non-profit entrepreneurial development organizations to do business with the Air Force.
Spark Colliders serve as an opportunity for Airmen to connect with both Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) companies and local industry to learn about additional resources available to them to make their ideas a reality.
A CSO is a strategy used by the Department of Defense to acquire innovative commercial items, technologies or services that directly fulfill requirements, close capability gaps, or provide potential technological advances, according to a memorandum from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense. CSO
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