Innovation

Check out AETC Innovation in action!

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

  • Innovation, Technology and Gaming collide May 24-29 at FORCECON 2022

    Airmen and Guardians from across the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force are invited to take part in FORCECON 2022: Innovation – Technology – Gaming, an interactive industry and academia collider event and gaming competition being held at the Tech Port Center and Arena in San Antonio, Texas, May

  • Sparking innovation in automation

    The spark tank style event serves to invest in Airmen and Guardians creative and problem-solving ideas that will increase readiness, recover airmen’s time, reduce cost and/or enhance the lethality of the force.

  • Texas Tech ROTC cadets ‘ignite’ USSOCOM’s challenge to innovate

    The Texas Tech University cadets from Lubbock took part in the kick-off event of the USSOCOM Ignite innovation challenge in September 2021 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, only to travel east again in January 2022 to Ft. Bragg, N.C., to update U.S. Army Special Operations Command leaders on