Innovation

Check out AETC Innovation in action!

Accelerating change by fostering a culture of innovation and transforming the way Airmen learn will be the topic of the next "WERX Seminar Series" Sept. 23 beginning at 12:30 p.m. central. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic)
All AETC Airmen are encouraged to submit ideas they believe will significantly impact Air Force missions within 6-24 months using the Guardian and Airmen Innovation Network (GAIN) by Oct. 15, 2021. Submit early so AETC innovation experts can assist with your pitch video and prepare you for the competition. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
The AETC Innovation Dashboard connects anyone interested to the innovation activities happening across the command and provides them with data and networking capabilities for their own innovation ambitions.
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, announced the winners of the AETC iChallenge and awarded a combined $300,000 during the annual Gathering of the Torch event at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The winners will work with their wing leadership to use the funds to further advance their ideas.

How To Submit Ideas

Reach out to your local Air Force base's Spark Cell.

Submit your idea directly into GAIN at https://gain.apps.dso.mil.

About AETC Innovation

Developing a world-class culture of innovation is key to the Air Force sustaining a competitive advantage.  The reason why innovation is so important to AETC, and our Air Force, is that it is about mission effectiveness in the way we train and educate our Airman throughout their careers, enhancing their lethality and readiness by developing them with the needed competencies and skillsets for their follow-on to their operational units, Air Force warfighting requirements, and Joint Force commanders’ needs.

Creative approaches, innovation, resources and execution at the speed of relevance are required to sharpen our competitive edge. The advantage will go to those who create the best technologies and who integrate and field them in creative operational ways that provide military advantages

Through new programs like Pilot Training Next, which is using virtual and augmented reality technology to study how Airmen learn more rapidly, AETC is embracing a culture of innovative thinkers who are emboldened to always look for better ways to complete the mission.

AETC INNOVATION NEWS

  • Accelerating change through an innovation culture on "WERX Seminar Series" Sept. 23

    Accelerating change by fostering a culture of innovation and transforming the way Airmen learn will be the topic of the next "WERX Seminar Series" Sept. 23 beginning at 12:30 p.m. central. The presentation is hosted by Air University's Innovation Accelerator (AUiX) and MGMWerx and will be headlined by the AETC/A9A Innovation Advancement Division team.
  • Oct. 15 deadline approaching to submit innovation ideas for AETC Spark Tank 2022

    All AETC Airmen are encouraged to submit ideas they believe will significantly impact Air Force missions within 6-24 months using the Guardian and Airmen Innovation Network.  It is critical to enter submissions as early as possible so AETC innovation experts can assist with your pitch video and prepare you for the competition.  The campaign runs until Oct. 15, 2021.
  • Air University Innovation Accelerator office pushes ideas, research ‘one step beyond’

    The Air University Innovation Accelerator office’s vision is to push the university’s contributions to national security, strategic competition and integrated deterrence “one step beyond.” The AUiX office provides resources, expertise and processes for networking innovative ideas and research from students, faculty and staff with innovation partners.
  • Tech Training Transformation modernizes tech training with virtual reality

    Futuristic training, the kind of immersive simulations seen in sci-fi TV shows, is no longer a fictional dream. It’s almost here. With the Tech Training Transformation (T3) team’s creation of a virtual reality (VR) training system coordinated by artificial intelligence (AI), Air Education and Training Command officials are transforming the Airmen development process. At the forefront of this development stand the cruxes of modern technology, high completion rates and an agile speed of learning.
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