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AFwerX Vegas Ribbon Cutting Ceremony [LAS VEGAS]
January 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
AFwerX Vegas is the first AFwerX hub of many to be established by Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson. Each hub is designed to solve specific issues that the USAF faces. We crowdsource these issues by bringing in some of our nation’s top subject matter experts to innovate & collaborate towards a solution. From there, we hold prototyping events, tech accelerators & prize challenges to conceptualize a product that the USAF can either purchase, contract or develop further to fit their needs.
AFwerX Vegas is currently being built at the H|C Hughes Center in Las Vegas, and will work directly with the Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis AFB along with students & Faculty at UNLV. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is to take place on January 12th & will have the SECAF, Heather Wilson herself in attendance along with other community figures.
This is important because AFwerX is the first non-profit startup that is doing what we do to serve the Air Force. Our 25,00 sq./ft/ facility has a 11,000 sq. ft. prototyping & fabrication lab along with a 15,000 sq. ft. innovation & collaboration center that will serve as a platform for innovators locally & around the country to utilize as we aim to serve our warfighter & operators in the Air Force.
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