The Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment connects universities, businesses and the government, builds collaborations between these sectors, identifies transformational operational defense solutions and capabilities from these collaborations, and advances technology development for the Department of the Air Force.

APEX creativity & innovation

Creativity & Innovation

Enable an innovation culture by identifying an individual's innovation strengths and preferences and building innovation programs and processes.
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Education & Training

Educate and train industry and academia on DoD / USAF processes; consult on human capital strategies; and develop workforces to meet DoD / USAF priorities.
apex national outreach and process navigation

National Outreach & Process Navigation

Build collaboration networks with innovators, technologists and researchers and connect them with the government; and provide process navigation for clients through the SBIR / STTR process.
APEX technology pull

Technology Pull

Connect developing ideas with Department of the Air Force needs to facilitate technology transition.
Data analytics

Data Analytics

Identify collaborators, innovators and technology opportunities and active connection programs; and map, characterize and leverage global innovation ecosystems to accelerate solutions for Air Force challenges.