Onvector LLC announced in September that it has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR Phase II contract in the amount of $1.25 million focused on Plasma Vortex technology to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution. The DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded.
With this contract awarded on July 31, 2023, and the program having now kicked off on September 11, 2023, Onvector will continue its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.
"We are honored to be awarded Phase II of this project by AFWERX," said Daniel J. Cho, CEO of Onvector. "Our continued partnership with AFWERX and Joint Base Cape Cod solidifies the integral coordinated effort to meet the PFAS challenge, and we are thrilled to assist the United States Air Force in driving innovation and shouldering responsibility for environmental cleanup."