Jaxon Awarded Phase II SBIR Contract with U.S. Air Force

Jaxon, Inc. announces it has been selected by AFWERX for an SBIR Phase II in the amount of $750,000 focused on AutoSpec (a tool to automate the AI-creation process) to investigate its potential to fill capability gaps 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) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through a faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and losing 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, and now on March 11, 2022, Jaxon, Inc. started its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

About Jaxon

Jaxon is unlocking the power of AI for every corner of the organization. With rapid prototyping, users train custom AI models and quickly iterate to find the winners. Using AI itself, Jaxon automates bottlenecks around data prep and model training. With "just enough" human supervision, auto-labeling, and configurable AutoML, models go from hypothesis to production-ready in days vs. months. Jaxon is one of the first to offer a "coding optional" platform for analysts and data scientists to collaborate on model training, align requirements, and validate model performance. In a recent benchmark, Jaxon-produced models had 33% less error, with over 90% less human time. 

About AFRL

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 11,000 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit: www.afresearchlab.com.


AFWERX, a program office at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), connects innovators across government, industry and academia. Through innovation and collaboration with our nation's top subject-matter experts and harnessing the power of ingenuity of internal talent, by expanding technology, talent, and transition partnerships for rapid and affordable commercial and military capability. 

Additional information is available at: https://www.afwerx.com/. 

About AFVentures

AFVentures invests in emerging technologies to scale Department of the Air Force capabilities, strengthening the US industrial base that empowers Airmen and Guardians by incentivizing private, for-profit investment in national security interests. Our success is achieved by connecting novel commercial solutions with defense problem sets, de-risking Airmen and Guardian initiatives to fill capability gaps and transition technologies. Learn more at https://afwerx.com/afventures-overview/.

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Source: Jaxon, Inc.