The Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment national outreach and process navigation capability includes advising and networking with universities and small businesses on Department of the Air Force technology transition opportunities to increase public involvement in defense research and enhance their understanding of the value and importance of defense science, technology and exploration.
APEX national outreach capabilities include:
National Outreach with a Regional Concentration- conducts site visits throughout the Nation to build a network of academic, industry and tech-based support assets, transfer information on Department of the Air Force programs and plan with partners on events. APEX has regional liaisons in the Southwest and Appalachian Regions.
Process Navigation - provides two services: team matchmaking service and a process navigation service. Team matchmaking involves locating and connecting potential collaborators within the APEX network. Process navigation involves consulting proposal teams through proposal reviews to help them navigate the process, from pre-proposal to post-award.
Tech Push - utilizes a combination of outreach, entrepreneurial support and tech pull efforts to help navigate the path for academia, small businesses and government organizations, to push innovative technologies from laboratory benches to commercial and military sectors.