Air Force Development of Ventures in Science and Engineering (ADVISE) is a program to accelerate innovation in the defense industry by identifying commercialization opportunities, training staff in entrepreneurial thinking and management, and improving internal commercialization processes.

This program includes:

  • Air Force Feasibility Interviews and Researching Markets (AFFIRM) – a course based on the Lean Startup methodology to teach scientists and engineers (S&E) to conduct customer discovery and develop business models. More info at the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer.
  • ORTA education – a specialized course on opportunity evaluation for technology transfer professionals in the Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA).