The use of SOFWERX to run/facilitate events is funded via the Partnership Intermediary Agreements (PIA) with USSOCOM. Therefore, in most cases, there is no cost to the requestor(s). Funds may need to be made available on a case-by-case basis and can be discussed during the planning process.
The two most utilized event mechanisms at SOFWERX are:
Collaboration Event (CE): Warfighters, Industry, Academia and National Labs participate in design thinking sessions to ideate on specific challenge areas and develop actionable plans for effective implementation to achieve their goals. Outcomes from a CE shape future requirements, events and projects.
Assessment Event (AE): USSOCOM submits specific problems to solve and SOFWERX utilizes its ecosystem and Market Research to attract best-of-breed submissions to solve the problem. USSOCOM, subsequently, reviews the submissions and selects participants with the highest value to present, and/or demonstrate their capability in a one-on-one session with Government Stakeholders.
For more information about other SOFWERX events and pathways, visit events.sofwerx.org
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