How the Department of the Air Force APEX PIA creates effective collaborations between industry and academia for U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR proposals

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The Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment, or APEX , is a first-of-its-kind program that aims to enhance partnerships between the Department of the Air Force, academia, and industry. The five-year, $49 million program focuses on enhancing...

APEX Impact Report

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This Impact Report covers Fiscal Year 2020 and the first two quarters of Fiscal Year 2021 for the Academic Partnership and Engagement Experiment ( APEX ) which was codified in the Partnership Intermediary Agreement ( PIA ) FB8650-19-3-9341 between Wright...

What are Partnership Intermediaries Agreements (PIAs) and how can they help small businesses and academia innovate and commercialize technology

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Photo credit: Department of the Air Force Technology Transfer and Transition Office ( T3 ) Partnership Intermediary Agreements, otherwise known by the acronym “PIAs”, are agreements between the government and an intermediary organization, such as state...