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DECEMBER 19, 2023

Cincinnati, Ohio – Predictronics announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR Phase I contract in the amount of $71,661 focused on A Predictive Maintenance Solution for Aircraft Health Monitoring That Learns and Improve Over Time to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF).

The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution.

The DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and on December 13, 2023, Predictronics started its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

“Predictronics’ previous experience with AFWERX, as well as our work developing solutions for the commercial aircraft industry, makes us a perfect fit for this opportunity,” said David Siegel, Predictronics CTO. “We are excited to once again work with the Air Force and expand the capabilities of our software solution in this space.”

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

About Predictronics

Predictronics delivers AI-based software solutions that provide data-driven insights for predicting and preventing asset failures and product quality issues in industrial applications to save companies thousands of dollars by reducing unplanned downtime, optimizing productivity, and improving quality. Since its founding in 2013, this Cincinnati startup has grown to provide its technologies and services to more than 80 major businesses worldwide, including many Fortune 500 companies, deploying solutions for industrial applications, such as manufacturing, logistics and warehousing, transportation, clean energy, industrial equipment, water, and more.

About AFRL

The Air Force Research Laboratory is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 12,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit


As the innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. AFWERX employs approximately 325 military, civilian and contractor personnel at six hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4 billion budget. Since 2019, AFWERX has executed 4,697 contracts worth more than $2.6 billion to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability. For more information, visit:

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