Innovation Framework

How AUiX accomplishes its mission

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How AUiX Accomplishes its Mission

AUiX’s primary focus is to accelerate innovation. To achieve this, we prioritize aligning strategy and obtaining sponsorship before delving into their core focus areas of funding, contracting, networking, partnerships, and manpower. This approach ensures that the ideas we support are well-aligned with national strategy, and that the necessary resources and connections are in place to successfully implement the innovation.

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Idea Generation

Inputs

AUiX links the ideas and research generated by Air University students, faculty, and staff to potentially generate new capabilities, strategies, technologies, new services, and products. This is achieved through a combination of teaching, research, and active engagement with relevant stakeholders.

Ideas

Problems

Requirements

02

Idea Screening

Go/No Go Decision

AUiX assesses an idea’s viability and support before taking action. To do so, we consider several factors such as:

First, is there a project champion?
Secondly, does the idea align with strategic requirements outlined in relevant governing documents (such as NSS, NDS, NMS, Doctrine, Operational Imperatives, or the Air University Mission)?
Lastly, is there a project owner and a project plan in place.

Only after ensuring these factors are in place will AUiX move forward with an idea.

Lift

Filter

Viability

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Idea Development

Fuel

Once an idea has been assessed and found viable, AUiX facilitates deeper conversations and initiates actions in key areas such as funding, contracting, partnerships, network, and manpower. To achieve this, we collaborate with partners from academia, industry, and government agencies to ensure that the necessary resources and support are in place to advance the project.

Funding

Contracting

Partnerships

Networks

Manpower

Innovation Airspace

AUiX’s system promotes military effectiveness by facilitating the transfer of knowledge and technology. We achieve this by assessing the viability and support of ideas, connecting them to relevant stakeholders, and collaborating on funding, contracting, partnerships, network, and manpower. Through this process, AUiX helps translate academic research and innovative ideas into real-world solutions that benefit the military and beyond.

Doctrine, Operations,
& Materials

Events

Education

Social Innovation

Holding pattern/Fail Fast

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TECH/KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Output

The result is to increase military effectiveness.

Capabilities

Products

Services

Process