Forging Innovation with US Space Force

  • March 8, 2023 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Groundswell Startups

    2414 Irwin Street
    Melbourne, Florida 32901
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The Central Florida Tech Grove Is taking the Juice Bar on the road again in March and will be broadcasting live from GroundSwell Startups in Melbourne, Florida on Wednesday, 8 March 1:00-2:30 pm.  This month's guests will be Guardians from the US Space Force Spark Innovation Cell - The Forge.  Join us to learn about Space Force and its innovation program.


We are offering THREE attendance options:  

1) in person at Tech Grove in Orlando

2) in person at Groundswell Startups in Melbourne

3) virtually via Zoomgov (link provided in registration confirmation)

The United States Space Force organizes, trains, and equips Guardians for global space operations to enhance joint and coalition forces and offer military options for national objectives. Patrick Space Force Base is led by Major Gen. Purdy Jr. and hosts Space Launch Delta 45 with over 30 mission partners and tenants. The base operates a space fleet with Atlas V, Delta IV, and Falcon 9 and processes satellites such as GPS and SBIRS. The Eastern Range spans 15 million square miles.  


The vision of the base is to be the world's premier gateway to space, and its mission is to deliver assured space launch, range, and combat capabilities for the nation.


The base is also home to the Radical Advancement Directorate with three pillars: Digital Transformation, Data Integration, and the Forge Spark Cell. The Forge is the first Spark Cell in the U.S. Space Force. It provides a platform for Guardians and Airmen to submit and develop solutions to issues within their organizations, focusing on innovation and problem-solving. The Forge aims to create a culture of innovation and collaboration by offering the necessary resources and network of experts to improve quality of life, mission efficiency, and operational effectiveness.  


The Central Florida Tech Grove is the nation's only Federal government innovation center focused on human performance and funded by five of the military services (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force).  To accomplish the missions of growing the defense industry base, transferring technology, and solving problems in national security human performance, Tech Grove executes a wide range of initiatives and events providing opportunities to connect, collaborate, innovate, and accelerate solutions. 

Date & Time

Wed, Mar 8, 2023 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Venue Details

Groundswell Startups

2414 Irwin Street
Melbourne, Florida 32901 Groundswell Startups
Central Florida Tech Grove

The Central Florida Tech Grove is a hub for accelerating collaboration and innovation in defense modeling, simulation, training, and human performance.  Tech Grove is located in the Central Florida Research Park in Orlando, Florida which is the epicenter of the nation's largest cluster of government, industry, academic, and industry organizations developing and delivering training and simulation products for our nation's military. Tech Grove was established in 2020 through a Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) between the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) and the University of Central Florida Research Foundation.  Eight other Department of Defense entities are Tech Grove members: US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), US Air Force Agency for Modeling & Simulation (AFAMS), US Marine Corps Program Manager for Training Systems (PM TRASYS), US Army Simulation & Training Technology Center (STTC), US Army Futures Command Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team (STE CFT), Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), Defense Health Agency (DHA), and the Office of Naval Research through the NavalX Central Florida Tech Bridge.


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