MGMWERX Host Project Mercury Pitch Day

(Montgomery, Ala.) —  MGMWERX, in partnership with Air University, will host the Project Mercury Pitch Day on September 10th. This pitch event will take place virtually with Airmen from the Air University Project Mercury cohort presenting their research live online.

“Everybody watching is going to have a chance to get some insight into the process, the mindset, and the methodology of innovation that we’re teaching at Air University,” explained James Dryjanski, Air University’s Associate Professor of Leadership. “We are trying to look at challenges that face the nation. Montgomery has this great history of breaking barriers and starting movements that move us forward.”

Project Mercury was created in response to a need, interest, and commitment to making AU a center of gravity for innovation education in the Air Force. Three teams will pitch to a panel of distinguished judges. The team that receives top honors will have that distinction marked on their transcript and bragging rights.

“The pitch will cover a range of topics. People often talk about tech in terms of innovation, but we are trying to connect Air University research with national strategic challenges,” said Dryjanski. “We’re trying to produce action and create value in the nearer term. We’re trying to change a mindset.”

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MGMWERX was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement to align with the education initiatives of Air University. MGMWERX augments ongoing Air University programs, through events like Pitch Night, to enhance production of high-quality, innovative research and ideas that span issues of importance to the Air Force. This includes, but is not limited to, doctrine, strategies, capability needs, operational concepts, training, education, and science and technology.