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AFVentures, the commercial investment arm of the Air Force, creates simple pathways for commercial innovators and private capital investment to help the Department of the Air Force solve problems.

Our Mission: To leverage commercial technology to deliver better capability to the warfighter, faster.

Our Vision: Develop the 21st Century Industry Base for Defense.

The flag-ship investment program at AFVentures is the Small Business Innovation Research ( SBIR ) and Small Business Technology Transfer ( STTR ) program Open Topic.

With the Open Topic, AFVentures leverages a portion of the SBIR / STTR budget to enable the Air Force to develop and adopt commercially viable innovations while providing a competitive edge to the U.S. entrepreneur and technology ecosystem.

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