Last week we attended AFWERX Industry Day in San Antonio! It was a wonderful conference that provided a ton of information and news that we are excited to be able to leverage in this upcoming year. Last year, AFWERX awarded just over 1600 contracts and has a goal of awarding 1700 this year with a $1.3B budget! That means more exciting opportunities for us all 😉.


AFWERX $1.3B in funding this year is split up as follows:

  • $500m PI and PII Open Topics
  • $500m PI and PII Specific Topics
  • $300m Stratfi/Tacfi


To learn more about AFWERX:

As the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force and powered by the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX accelerates agile and affordable capability transitions by teaming innovative technology developers with Airman and Guardian talent.


The three core arms of AFWERX – AFVentures, Spark and Prime – serve to expand the defense industrial base for advanced technologies, empower Airmen and Guardian talent, and drive faster technology transition to operational capability.


AFWERX teams internationally across academia, industry and government to develop technology, expand talent, and transition dual-use capabilities.


Overall, it was a solid conference and we were blessed to hear the companies we work with advocating on behalf of C5BDI to other tech companies throughout the event.

If your company is interested in diving into this market or expanding your reach, we’d love to talk with you. Reach out to us at for more info and let’s see what we can accomplish together.

Let’s Talk About How C5BDI Can Help Your Small Business in FY23!

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