CTC Sparks: The Innovator’s Series

Air Force Innovation Funding Quick Chat

Communicating with the Federal Government, How do I win innovation funding?, DoD, SBIR Agencies, Federal Grants and Contracts, Communication Tactics for Innovators

Carl is a retired Air Force Brigadier General who is now consulting with companies as they pursue Air Force SBIR/STTR opportunities. As the CTC supports the Air National Guard and their ForwardWERX initiative, Carl will be tapped to help Wisconsin pursue Air Force opportunities. Register for CTC’s next event to qualify for an 1-on-1 with Carl Buhler.


At over $2 billion in SBIR/STTR funding, the DoD leads the SBIR/STTR budget. But with 13 DoD components offerings across three cycles, it is difficult to help companies be ready for changing opportunities. Join us for a Quick Chat focusing on how to be prepared and what resources are available to get you there and get you funded! Attend this 30 minute Quick Chat to learn;

  • How did the AFWERX Program come about?
  • Matching innovations with Air Force needs
  • Changing fundamentals with Air Force funding
  • What are the opportunities for small businesses?
  • How to prepare now for innovation & funding opportunities?

Buhler Consulting support companies competing for Air Force innovation funds. With a specialty in the SBIR/STTR space and knowledge of the growing AFWERX program, Carl Buhler will highlight his background and ways companies can advance mission-driven innovation in the Air Force.

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