Who We Are

Our Mission is to enhance Air University’s education mission by seeking out novel concepts, ideas, and technology across academia, non-traditional businesses, and the public / private sector.

Origin & Purpose

MGMWERX was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between DEFENSEWERX and the Air Force Research Laboratory to align with the education initiatives of Air University.

We augment Air University programs to enhance production of high-quality, innovative research and ideas that span issues of importance to the Air Force. This can includes: doctrine, strategies, capability needs, operational concepts, training, education, and science and technology.

With a central downtown Montgomery location, MGMWERX provides Air University with a direct connection to diverse ideas and innovations that exist outside of the military. As part of the DEFENSEWERX ecosystem, MGMWERX has access to nationwide resources and brings these external connections to Air University creating the routine collision of ideas and fostering an engine for innovation of huge proportions. Through MGMWERX, Air University students are exposed to a broad cross-section of industry, academia, as well as non-traditional commercial partners, to be better prepared to deal with an uncertain future.

At the MGMWERX facility, people and organizations experience innovation and collaboration in unique ways through experimentation with emerging tools, processes, and methods to get innovation to the warfighter faster. 


MGMWERX partners with Air University’s Innovation Accelerator (AUiX) to advance Air University’s Intellectual and leadership development mission on behalf of the Air Force and Space Force. We use a variety of methods to solve challenges faced by Air University. Our unique approach to solutions provides fast, non-traditional pathways to scout  the best solutions from industry, academia and Airmen intrapreneurs.


MGMWERX facilitates collaboration and assessment events, workshops, meetups, and challenges on behalf of Air University to promote collaboration with industry, academia, and the community. Our goal is to innovate education, inspire critical thinking, and shape future ideology supporting Air Force and Space Force objectives and national security strategy.


MGMWERX enables Airmen’s ideas to become reality. We support Air University’s building blocks of innovation with access to Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), industry and academic partners, community leaders, and innovators. We accelerate the work so ideas can scale across the United States Air Force and Space Force.  

Air University

MGMWERX partners with Air University to inspire new thinking, optimize talent, and serve as a breeding ground for collaborative thought.


MGMWERX operates through a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between our parent company, DEFENSEWERX, a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization, and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).