The U.S. Air Force's innovation arm, AFWERX, has released a new challenge, Reimagining Energy for the DoD. There are six challenge categories, outlined on the AFWERX website, as well as expected and aspirational outcomes.
The Department of Defense is one of the largest single consumers of energy globally, and the Air Force is the largest user of fuel energy in the US Government. The way they generate, transmit, store, and use this enormous amount of energy today is both a paramount combat enabler and a potentially crippling vulnerability. The time has come for the DoD to reimagine its usage, generation, transportation, and storage of energy.
Submit your ideas: big, small, ambitious, conservative, terrestrial and space-based – all are welcomed and encouraged. Registration is required to submit.