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Hanscom Innovation Team

Welcome to the Hanscom Innovation Team page. The Innovation Team helps propel organizational culture shifts within the Hanscom acquisition community and works to expand the innovation footprint throughout the installation. Hanscom is located near numerous higher education, industry and nonprofit organizations, and the Innovation Team actively pursues mutually beneficial partnerships with these groups. With the support of various partners, Hanscom has accomplished a great deal in the areas of small business outreach, small business innovation research, workforce development, infrastructure and energy efficiency projects. The Hanscom Innovation Team is focused on sustaining these partnerships and helping to develop new ones.

Innovation Team Mission: Cultivate a community of revolutionary innovators to solve any challenge. 

Connect with the team

Interested in connecting with the Hanscom Innovation Team for demo opportunities or to identify potential end users for your tech? Contact the team: AFLCMC.HNJX.HanscomInnovation@us.af.mil

Innovation & Partnership News

  • Wert provides update, discusses A.I., machine learning

    A Hanscom senior official discussed his directorate’s use of artificial intelligence and machine learning during a virtual meeting with Hanscom area business leaders Oct.14.
  • Bradley provides update on Air Force cyber resiliency

    A Hanscom senior official discussed efforts to modernize Air Force cybersecurity during a virtual meeting with Hanscom-area business leaders Sept. 29.
  • Hanscom Honorary Command Chief visits base

    Tom O’Donnell, Hanscom’s new honorary command chief, met with Chief Master Sgt. William Hebb to learn more about the installation during a visit here Sept. 29. Hebb, the installation command chief, nominated O’Donnell for the honorary position for his extensive work as the senior director of innovation initiatives at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
  • Airman uses Banshee experience to boost innovation efforts

    An acquisition professional here is leveraging his recent Banshee training program experience to expand innovative efforts within the Digital Directorate.

Current Projects

The U.S. Air Force Lab with MassChallenge:

Cohort 3 - Fall 2021

The Banshee Program with MassChallenge:

Cohort 5 - November 2021



Tech Focus Areas

The Hanscom Innovation Team is looking to connect with potential partners in the following areas:


Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning


Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality


Autonomous Vehicles


Big Data Analytics


Counter Small Unmanned Aerial Systems


Cyber Resiliency/Security




Digital Engineering


Digital Twins


Edge Computing




Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 


Software Defined Networking


Mesh Networking


Multi-function Apertures


Open Architecture Radios


Machine-to-Machine Processing


Team Members

The Hanscom Innovation Team is made up of representatives from the following organizations:


PEO Digital


PEO Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks


Nuclear Command, Control and Communications


Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons Systems


66th Air Base Group


The Lantern: Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center


Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-Hanscom Small Business Office


Hanscom Warhawk Innovation Council


96th Cyberspace Test Group Detachment 1