AFWERX Open Topics – Closing 8/9/22

The AFWERX SBIR/STTR Open Topic allows the small business to submit a proposal that has a clear Air Force or Space Force stakeholder need addressed. As the small business essentially writes the topic, it is imperative that there is a deep understanding of the needs of the agency stakeholder.

The number 1 AFWERX Evaluation Criteria is “Potential for Commercialization.”


The AFWERX Open Topics: Prelease 4/20/22, Opens 5/18/22, CLOSES August 9, 2022. More details on the AFWERX Open Topic opportunities may be found here:



Our Colleagues at Virginia’s Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) are offering a Webinar to assist AFWERX Applicants with the following Commercialization Planning Strategy aspects:

  • Identify and validate a path to commercial sector sales
  • Quantify and validate commercial sales potential
  • Identify an Air Force Program of Record User who needs your solution and is willing to be specifically referenced in the proposal
  • State a clear understanding of their needs and expected benefits—user and organization
  • Show your knowledge of the acquisition process and identify the first step(s)
  • Highlight your team’s ability to commercialize technology—what resources will you need to fill any gaps
  • Describe your plan to transition your solution into the AF

Hosted by: Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation
Presented by: Randy Simpson, TechOpp Consulting
DATE: July 19, 2022
TIME: 11:00AM-Noon

COST: Virginia based co’s/University FREE, All others $25