About Us

Headquartered at the Los Angeles AFWERX hub, SpaceWERX inspires and empowers collaboration with innovators to accelerate capabilities and shape our future in space. Major technology trends that affect our national security continue to emerge from private industry, academia, and the government. The U.S. Space Force’s competitive advantage is our ability to identify, validate, acquire, and integrate those technologies quickly. Accordingly, SpaceWERX seeks to form collaborative partnerships between the military’s operational experts and the top problem solvers in industry, academia, and the government.

Mission: SpaceWERX transitions agile, affordable, and accelerated capabilities by teaming innovative technology developers with Airmen and Guardian talent.

Our three main goals:

  • Develop and harness a Guardian innovation culture and mindset to act with speed, agility, and intelligent risk-taking
  • Drive engagement of our internal and external ecosystem to relentlessly explore and validate dual-use commercial capabilities
  • Maximize transition success to support the timely adoption of new capabilities through prioritized resource allocation

Key Lines of Efforts include but are not limited to: 

  • SBIR Open Topic
  • SBIR Specific Topic
  • Challenges
  • Colliders
  • Business Accelerators
  • Investor Engagement
  • Space Prime