"Acquiring preemptive knowledge about emerging technologies is the best way to ensure that we have a say in the making of our future," - Catarina Mota

Thrust Areas

Technology Transfer Initiatives

The BRICC engages in the development of new technology transition and transfer partnerships for AFOSR by establishing new connections and strengthening ties to non-traditional performers and the local business development community. AFOSR expands the horizon of scientific knowledge through its leadership and management of the Air Force's basic research program. As a vital component of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), AFOSR's mission is to support Air Force goals of control and maximum utilization of air, space, and cyberspace. AFOSR invests in basic research efforts for the Air Force in relevant scientific areas. Central to AFOSR's strategy is the transfer of the fruits of basic research to industry, the supplier of Air Force acquisitions; to the academic community which can lead the way to still more accomplishment; and to the other directorates of AFRL that carry the responsibility for applied and development research leading to acquisition. To supplement their efforts, the BRICC has pioneered a number of activities to substantially increase the AFOSR network of viable technology transition and transfer partners, both public and private.