It goes without saying: commercial projects move forward far faster than government projects. That’s why we want industry experts like you.
With your invaluable expertise, you can collaborate with Airmen and share the most up-to-date industry methods to encourage agility, speed, and non-traditional, outside-the-box thinking. Whatever your field of expertise, your unique perspective as an outsider can align with and bring tremendous value to the project at hand.
WHAT INDUSTRY BRINGS TO THE AIR FORCE
Expertise – Contribute your expertise in diverse fields to identify problems and leverage ideas in ways that are both cost-effective and feasible.
Experience – Your depth of experience means the Air Force can quickly pinpoint areas of concern and implement state-of-the-art solutions.
Exposure – Mere exposure to industry perspectives can move the Air Force forward more quickly.
You will co-design solutions for the warfighter’s problem, using design thinking alongside military, academic, and industry team members.
In a collaborative design environment, we can rapidly move forward and scale ideas to quickly overcome challenges facing our Airmen at a lower cost up front.
We focus on failing fast to succeed sooner, with diverse ideation and rapid prototyping methods.
QUALITIES OF INDUSTRY PARTNERS
The following distinctives characterize our industry partners:
Being an industry partner is not a sales opportunity but a unique opening for collaboration toward a common goal—to find creative solutions for the warfighters who need them most. You will be a team member who contributes problem-solving ideas while learning and using a variety of design techniques.
As our industry partner, you will:
Develop relationships with Air Force personnel.
Deepen your understanding of their needs.
Build your network with other subject-matter experts.
HOW WE CONNECT: OUR PARTNERSHIP INTERMEDIARY AGREEMENT
Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation (CCTI), a proud Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) partner for Air Force CyberWorx, bridges the gap between the government, industry, and academia.