Parallax Learning Hub:

The Parallax Learning Hub is a learning content management system owned by Parallax Advanced Research and is the central repository for all training, education, learning, and development products sponsored by Parallax and its programs.

Enrollment in Parallax Learning Hub is free and does not require a user watch the full suite of videos in one go. Instead, you may elect to visit specific modules on topics that are of interest to you in whichever order is best suited for your individual learning experience. 

The Parallax Learning Hub features:

  • Bookmarkable eLearning courses; pick up where you left off each time you log into the Parallax Learning Hub.
  • Instructor-led training courses and webinars.
  • Interactive instruction with Q&A capabilities, comments, and forums.


Suite of Courses

Certificate of Completion

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

Housed within the Parallax Learning Hub are the free massive open online courses, otherwise known as the MOOC, which feature video and web-based content on Department of the Air Force's Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs and additional topics for academic and small business innovators.

The MOOC is funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory's Small Business Office and was developed by the Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment (APEX) - a Department of the Air Foce partnership intermediary agreement and science and technology enhancement program managed by Parallax Advanced Research. APEX provides free resources to academic researchers and innovators throughout the U.S.A. who are interested in participating in or applying for funding from the SBIR/STTR programs.

Users who complete the MOOC's SBIR/STTR courses and tests may receive a certificate of completion for Getting to SBIR/STTR Phase I. Phase II will launch before December 31, 2021. 

The MOOC features:

  • Dynamic lessons on the Department of the Air Force SBIR/STTR program, including
    • an SBIR/STTR Overview 
    • DAF SBIR/STTR Fundamentals 

    • Pitching 101 & Pitching Tips 

    • Slide Prep Tips 

    • Partnering Opportunities with Primes 

    • Creating your story 

    • Contracts vs. Grants 

    • U.S. Air Force Roles and Responsibilities 

    • Connecting in the U.S. Air Force 

    • Pitch Days 

    • The Memorandum of Understanding 

    • Transitioning from Phase I to Phase II 

    • Finance, Budget, and Accounting Considerations 

  • Self-paced and achronological courses that work with anyone's schedule and can be taken in any order, unless stated otherwise.


The Parallax Learning Hub can be accessed from PC, iOS, and Chrome systems. Chrome is the suggested browser for desktop. When using any mobile device, the Parallax Learning Hub app is preferable to an Internet browser.