MAKESafe Tools selected by the U.S. Air Force
MAKESafe Tools has been selected to participate in the AFWERX Fusion Showcase later this month. Air Force evaluators selected our modular IOT solution submission out of over 335 submissions. We will have the opportunity to showcase our prototype to the USAF board and to compete for additional funding and partnerships with the USAF and other government agencies.
What is the AFWERX Fusion Showcase?
With the Base of the Future initiative, the USAF has an opportunity to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base as a universal symbol of innovation and excellence. They are seeking solutions that leverage existing and emerging technology to maximize operational efficiency and effectiveness. The AFWERX Fusion Showcase is the culminating event where industry, academia, and the Department of Defense come together to explore the potential of new technologies to create this base of the future.
MAKESafe’s 2nd generation of industrial safety devices adds predictive analytics and operational intelligence to our plug-and-play safety devices. This new technology can be applied to production or maintenance machinery as well as general infrastructure machinery. While many of the AFWERX proposals describe broad software solutions, we focus on physical hardware and devices that feed data into those cloud-based systems and improve the safety and performance of machinery.
A malfunction in any manual industrial machinery would cripple a base’s ability to maintain infrastructure, to repair mission-critical assets, and to recover from a hazardous event. Our product attaches to existing machinery and provides autonomous failure prediction, use reports, and critical engineering controls. This allows operational visibility into the state of these critical assets, allows preemptive maintenance, and supports increased operational effectiveness of the facility.
Link to proposal (requires free registration): https://afwerxchallenge.com/share/8dVhVouWrp
What does this mean for MAKESafe Tools?
- The opportunity to receive funding for rapid prototyping and development in a military context
- Opportunity to co-develop technology and partnerships with the USAF and other government agencies.
- Opportunity to collaborate and work with industry and government to positively impact the warfighter and U.S. strategic advantage
- Opportunity to showcase our technology to other innovators, industries, and network with peers, USAF or other Department of Defense customers and other investors
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