• Tech Warrior Ops
    Tech Warrior Ops
Published on
Feb 11, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 11, 2021 

Dayton, Ohio -- Tech Warrior Enterprise – a U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program that is managed by Parallax Advanced Research - will host its Tech Warrior Tactical OPS event from April 19-23, 2021 in an online setting. The virtual event provides an opportunity for small businesses and innovators from around the U.S. to demonstrate their technologies, science and innovations to U.S. Air Force warfighters and first responders and gain early feedback to improve their innovation for U.S. Air Force application. The event is also designed to place innovations in the hands of U.S Air Force end users during training and exercise scenarios that simulate operational use. Registration is open now until 12:00 a.m. ET on April 3, 2021. 

During the virtual five-day event, participating small businesses and innovators will demonstrate their technology; talk through a prototype; and engage in a Q&A discussion with subject matter experts, government tech scouts and industry personnel. The event is designed to encourage an exchange of feedback to advance and evolve the technology, bringing it closer to U.S. Air Force commercialization and application.  

The event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for businesses to: 

  • Showcase their capabilities to government tech scouts in real time 

  • Gain valuable subject matter expert feedback in real time 

  • Network with other businesses  

  • Gain insight into what the U.S. Air Force is looking for the next generation of science and technology from industry 

“We want small businesses and innovators from all over the U.S. to join us for this event. The U.S. Air Force is searching far and wide for the next generation of tactical operational technologies to advance our warfighter and improve the force for our Airmen. We look forward to seeing you there,” said Matt Howard, acting director of the U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR Center of Excellence

“Parallax is proud to manage a U.S. Air Force program that radically advances the entrepreneurial ecosystem and national defense efforts,” said Dennis Andersh, CEO, Parallax Advanced Research. “We possess a strong portfolio of science and technology enhancement programs funded by state and federal organizations, and Tech Warrior Enterprise is unique among them all for offering live and virtual demonstration and simulation opportunities with feedback direct from U.S. Air Force end users. That is a value that entrepreneurial innovators can’t get anywhere else.”  

Small businesses and innovators that are ready to push their technology, science and innovation to the limits of new and relevant systems and advance U.S. Air Force operations should not miss this event. Register here

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About Parallax Advanced Research 

Parallax Advanced Research is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Parallax provides efficient and effective contracting, security and research support for academic institutions across the State of Ohio and the Nation. Together with academia, Parallax accelerates innovation that leads to new breakthroughs. Together with government, Parallax tackles critical global challenges and delivers new solutions. Together with industry, Parallax develops groundbreaking ideas and speeds them to market.  

About Tech Warrior Enterprise 

Tech Warrior Enterprise is a technology demonstration program established in 2017 by the U.S. Air Force / program in conjunction with Wright State Research Institute, now Parallax Advanced Research, which manages the program. Tech Warrior Enterprise provides facilities and technical evaluation support services to test new technologies via demonstration in relevant settings and in collaboration with government users. The program's operational scenarios include combat rescue; disaster response; airbase defense; global integrated intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); personnel recovery; command and control; agile combat support; special operations, etc.