Value of Membership
A key part of AFFOA’s mission is to develop a robust ecosystem of advanced fiber and fabric thought leaders and problem solvers. Through this diverse group of members, AFFOA’s Fabric Innovation Network (FIN) brings together the elements necessary to accelerate the development and commercialization of advanced fiber and fabric products. Being a member of the FIN provides organizations with access to:
- An extensive ecosystem with prototyping, capability maturation, technology transition, product development and scaled manufacturing capabilities for advanced fiber and fabric products.
- Opportunities to advance textile innovation through joint proposals, project calls, and other directed funding
- Opportunities to network, connect, share and learn about emerging new technologies and cutting-edge capabilities at our in-person member events.
- Our Member Portal, which allows you to market your organization, learn about network capabilities, institute projects, open opportunities and connect with other members through advanced features
Members & Strategic Partners
New ventures with dual-use technologies, innovative business models, and agile go to market strategies
Organizations with prototyping and manufacturing expertise to scale new technologies and products
Established market leaders with consumer insights and product ideas for DoD & commercial needs
Innovative research and development institutions, technology developers, and education & workforce development hubs
Industry trade organizations and others that are supporting and advancing the industry
DOD / Government
Sponsors and stakeholders with specific applications & product needs
131 Current Members
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Benefits for All Members
Access to the FIN and ability to connect with AFFOA’s ecosystem
In-person member events & webinars
Access to Member Portal with advanced features and exclusive content
Ability to engage through member directed Proprietary Projects
Joint Proposal Development
Ability to jointly pursue external funding opportunities
Leverage AFFOA to make targeted connections based on specific needs and interests
AFFOA HQ Technology
Access to AFFOA HQ technology and influence future developments
Leverage AFFOA’s flexible contracting vehicle for rapid execution
Education & Workforce Development (EWD)
Ability to engage on joint development of EWD initiatives and programs
Access to directed funding opportunities, when available
Be recognized as a member on our website and other presentations
Become a Member
By joining our network you will have access to AFFOA’s cache of advanced fiber technology, systems integration expertise, and connections to 120+ members with a wide variety of innovative technologies, capabilities, and interest in the advanced fiber and fabric space.