Anissa Lumpkin, Founder, AF HBCU/MI Initiative

Anissa Lumpkin

SHORT BIO:

Anissa Lumpkin is the Science and Technology Engagement Lead, Plans and Programs Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Ms. Lumpkin collaborates across the enterprise to match small business and HBCU/MI interests with Air Force Research Laboratory Science and Technology (S&T) initiatives. With 20+ years of S&T and Acquisition experience in the US Air Force, her service has included both active duty and reserve time in the United States Air Force. She is an integral advisor and AFRL point of contact for networking to Air Force stakeholders. AFRL.HBCU.MSI@us.af.mil.

ABSTRACT:

This is an exciting season for the Air Force. History has taught us that big ideas come from small business. As stewards of Air Force investment in small businesses and their technologies we often talk about innovation. It comes from people like YOU. As someone who has worked with innovators since joining the Air Force family, I can tell you with certainty that innovation comes from ideas, inspiration, intuition and hard work. Finding a unique solution to a tough problem which people will use is where true innovation resides. While this concept may seem simple, entrepreneurs and innovators know there is more to it than that. This is where establishing a relationship with us provides guidance, opens doors and presents opportunities.

Anissa C. Lumpkin

Future Air Capabilities Branch

Senior S&T Engagement Lead

AFWERX/AFVentures/SB Engagement Liaison

*Founder, Air Force HBCU/MSI Outreach Initiative

HQ Air Force Research Laboratory / Plans and Programs Directorate

AFRL.HBCU.MSI@us.af.mil

Anissa Lumpkin

SHORT BIO:

Anissa Lumpkin is the Science and Technology Engagement Lead, Plans and Programs Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Ms. Lumpkin collaborates across the enterprise to match small business and HBCU/MI interests with Air Force Research Laboratory Science and Technology (S&T) initiatives. With 20+ years of S&T and Acquisition experience in the US Air Force, her service has included both active duty and reserve time in the United States Air Force. She is an integral advisor and AFRL point of contact for networking to Air Force stakeholders. AFRL.HBCU.MSI@us.af.mil.

ABSTRACT:

This is an exciting season for the Air Force. History has taught us that big ideas come from small business. As stewards of Air Force investment in small businesses and their technologies we often talk about innovation. It comes from people like YOU. As someone who has worked with innovators since joining the Air Force family, I can tell you with certainty that innovation comes from ideas, inspiration, intuition and hard work. Finding a unique solution to a tough problem which people will use is where true innovation resides. While this concept may seem simple, entrepreneurs and innovators know there is more to it than that. This is where establishing a relationship with us provides guidance, opens doors and presents opportunities.

Anissa C. Lumpkin

Future Air Capabilities Branch

Senior S&T Engagement Lead

AFWERX/AFVentures/SB Engagement Liaison

*Founder, Air Force HBCU/MSI Outreach Initiative

HQ Air Force Research Laboratory / Plans and Programs Directorate

AFRL.HBCU.MSI@us.af.mil

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