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AFRL Tech Sprint

Wright Brothers Institute
444 East 2nd Street, Dayton, OH 45402
September 20-21, 2022


You are invited to join us for the AFRL Tech Sprint hosted by NextFlex, in conjunction with the Air Force Research Labs on September 20 and 21 in Dayton, Ohio.

This invitation-only event has no registration fee. We are inviting a small group of selected companies to:

  • Explore airworthiness requirements
  • Interview U.S. Air Force pilots
  • Form teams to design and construct prototypes as a conceptual device
  • Pitch ideas to fellow attendees

The current focus of this Tech Sprint is to explore electrophysiological technology and utilize it in detecting fatigue and alertness of air crew. If you believe that this topic pertains to others within your organization, please feel free to send them this site.

A preliminary agenda and registration link can be found below.


Day 1 – Tuesday, September 20, 2022

8:00am – 8:30am – Registration

8:30am – 8:45am – Welcome and Event Overview by NextFlex

8:45am – 9:15am – AFRL’s Needs by AFRL

9:15am – 10:00am – Airworthiness Considerations by ACAP

10:00am – 10:30am – Coffee Break

10:30am – 11:00am – Manufacturing Hurdles by NextFlex

11:00am – 12:00pm – Explain Design Thinking Process, Distribute Kits, Break into Teams

12:00pm – 2:00pm – Eat lunch in Downtown Dayton with Team members to Begin Discussions

2:00pm – 5:00pm – Teams Begin to Construct Prototypes

5:00pm – 7:00pm – Networking Reception at The Dayton Beer Company


Day 2 – Wednesday, September 21, 2022

8:00am – 8:30am – Day 2 Welcome

8:30am – 9:30am – Panel Session with Subject Matter Experts

9:30am – 12:00pm – Teams Continue to Construct Prototypes

12:00pm – 2:00pm – Eat lunch in Downtown Dayton with Team members

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Final Design and Prep for Briefs

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Team Briefs

4:30pm – 5:00pm – Closing Remarks and Learnings


Location and Parking

This event will take place at the Wright Brothers Institute on 444 East 2nd Street, Dayton, OH

See image below for parking:



The Marriott at the University of Dayton has government room rates and is located at 1414 South Patterson Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio 45409 USA. You can make a reservation here:



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