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The Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment (APEX) cultivates innovation by expanding the American research enterprise in a way that moves defense technology from discovery to reality. APEX connects academic innovators with the U.S. Air Force and industry and eliminates barriers in accelerating the transition of science and technology solutions into transformational U.S. Air Force operational capabilities.

APEX is a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between the U.S. Air Force is supported by the Air Force Research Laboratory Small Business Office. The APEX mission supports the United States Air Force Science & Technology 2030 Strategy.

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