Membership

Whether you have a specific application or product that you are interested in developing or a sponsored program you would like to pursue, we are ready to partner with you.

Membership

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

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Startups

New ventures with dual-use technologies, innovative business models, and agile go to market strategies

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Manufacturers

Organizations with prototyping and manufacturing expertise to scale new technologies and products

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Industry

Established market leaders with consumer insights and product ideas for DoD & commercial needs

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Academia

Innovative research and development institutions, technology developers, and education & workforce development hubs

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Non-Profits

Industry trade organizations and others that are supporting and advancing the industry

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DOD / Government

Sponsors and stakeholders with specific applications & product needs

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Benefits for All Members

Ecosystem

Access to the FIN and ability to connect with AFFOA’s ecosystem

Events

In-person member events & webinars

Member Portal

Access to Member Portal with advanced features and exclusive content

Proprietary Projects

Ability to engage through member directed Proprietary Projects

Joint Proposal Development

Ability to jointly pursue external funding opportunities

Active Matchmaking

Leverage AFFOA to make targeted connections based on specific needs and interests

AFFOA HQ Technology

Access to AFFOA HQ technology and influence future developments

Contracting

Leverage AFFOA’s flexible contracting vehicle for rapid execution

Education & Workforce Development (EWD)

Ability to engage on joint development of EWD initiatives and programs

Funding

Access to directed funding opportunities, when available

Member Visibility

Be recognized as a member on our website and other presentations

Membership

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.