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Teams submit concept proposal in a specific UAV subsystem
 
Proof of concepts are evaluated against competition criteria
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Top three teams are chosen to converge their subsystem prototypes
 
The teams collaborate with each other to finalize development with the help of the Army and industry
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Teams will tour and network with executives at partner companies
 
Showcase the final product to the U.S. Department of Defense
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FirePoint Innovations Center

FirePoint Innovations (FirePoint) is a Center of Wichita State University (WSU) and a Partnership Intermediary for CCDC AvMC. FirePoint is devoted to partnering with the CCDC AvMC to pursue collaboration and partnering, technology transfer and transition, and innovation and outreach to assist in the AvMC in accomplishing its RDT&E goals. FirePoint builds effective collaborations that leverage a variety and wide range of resources to benefit universities, small businesses, industry and the U.S. Army.


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CCDC AvMC

The CCDC Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC) is the Army’s focal point for providing research, development, and engineering technology and services for aviation and missile platforms across the life cycle. CCDC AvMC’s mission is to “deliver collaborative and innovative aviation and missile capabilities for responsive and cost-effective research, development and life cycle engineering solutions” in order to equip the warfighter with the best technology today and tomorrow.

 
 

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FirePoint and CCDC Aviation and Missile Center believe that the future of manufacturing will not look the same as it does today. Many companies are already adopting new methods, such as digital twin technology, as a way to increase efficiency and quality of their end products.

This competition looks to expose the bright minds of tomorrow to these concepts early in their careers, so that we can assist in developing the next generation workforce.