3rd Annual Air Force HBCU/MI Outreach Initiative Collider (Atlanta)


3rd Annual Air Force HBCU/MI Outreach Initiative Collider

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-air-force-hbcumi-outreach-initiative-collider-tickets-335411333327

An educational event focused on networking, partner resources, and career opportunities for HBCU/MIs to collaborate with the Air Force.

About this event

Traditionally, HBCU/MIs have not participated in the Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. This event’s mission is to increase HBCU and MI participation. The Air Force Small Business Technology Transfer (AF STTR) program, a $97M small business program, is reaching out to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) with an opportunity to apply for funding of research and development through strategic partnerships with small businesses and provide educational opportunities with the Air Force and Space Force.


– Increase HBCU/MIs participation in Air Force research funding source programs

– Increase research opportunities with HBCU/MIs in Air Force competency areas

– Work with HBCU/MIs to increase their success in competing for broader research funding sources, especially the AF Small Business Technology Transfer Program

– Increase the number of HBCU/MI spin-out companies


– Increase HBCU/MI participation in the STTR Program

– Educate HBCU/MI small business partners on the STTR program, processes, and policies

– Connect HBCU/MIs with emerging trends in the Air Force

– Establish strategic alliances with the Air Force and HBCU/MIs

– Reduce barriers to entry