AMC Phoenix Spark Tank establishes new submission guidance


SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE – Calling all innovators! This year’s Air Mobility Command Phoenix Spark Tank has rolled out a new way for Air Mobility Command Airmen to submit inventive ideas.

Airmen who wish to submit ideas to Phoenix Spark Tank can do so through the U.S. Air Force Ideation Platform website, which not only facilitates idea submission, but also serves as a way to view, vote and provide inputs for submissions Airmen would like to see implemented by AMC and the Air Force.

“Spark Tank is a way for us to stay competitive and move the Air Force and AMC more quickly forward with innovative ideas that make processes and equipment better,” stated Shane Hershman, AMC chief learning officer.

Submissions are due to the website for respective wing or directorate review by July 22.

“The Air Force is actively looking to support promising innovation projects,” said Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Mendoza, AMC Enterprise Learning Office project noncommissioned officer. “Phoenix Spark Tank 2020 is for projects that have the highest probability of delivering revolutionary impact to AMC and the Air Force within six months to two years, as determined by a panel comprised of the leaders of AMC. The winner will compete at the AF Spark Tank in February 2020.”

Specific criteria for the campaign include: potential for impact (in time savings, in cost savings or benefit and in morale), feasibility of solution and ability to articulate a path forward.

Submissions can be made at usaf.ideascalegov.com under the AMC Spark Tank 2020 campaign, and can be reviewed at the same website under the AMC Phoenix Spark Tank 2020 platform.

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