From Idea to Acquisition
Source and Select Ideas
A dynamic system for capturing, analyzing, and choosing which ideas should move to the Build and Track stage. Automated communications, flexible voting, and campaign analytics give you the tools and information you need - when you need it.
Build and Track Initiatives
Manage portfolios of initiatives with radical transparency and collaboration. Real-time similarity tracking helps you de-duplicate effort, while Return on Mission Effectiveness ® tracks the impact of the project over its lifetime.
Match and Connect with Emerging Tech
View products, services, and use cases in the ONLY marketplace directly connected to where innovation is managed. Save hours on market research with integrated award data for every SBIR|STTR company with a contract in the past 5 years.
Select the winners.
Advanced pipeline customization adapts to your process.
Coming Soon Enable voting on the final round and run manager-only, organization-exclusive, or public voting.
Access a full audit log, data, and analytics from all past campaigns.
Submit To Multiple Campaigns
Users can easily submit their ideas to multiple campaigns.
Review campaign analytics including number of entries, awards, funding, and more.
Coming Soon Automate emails at select stages of the campaign. Notify participants if they move forward (or do not), when they are awarded, and more.
Build your initiative.
Track your impact.
View and manage initiatives in parallel with organizational hierarchy.
Return on Mission Effectiveness ®
Coming Soon Measure the quantitative and qualitative impact throughout the lifecycle of the initiative.
Use the Kanban board to track, create, and edit tasks
Real-Time Similarity Tracking
De-duplicate efforts and promote collaboration by discovering similar initiatives.
Team Chat and Collaboration
Add team members to initiatives and communicate directly with collaborators.
Identify, monitor, and overcome blockers as initiatives progress.
Emerging Tech Showcase
View products, services, and use cases in the ONLY Marketplace directly connected to where innovation is managed.
View award data in every company profile.
Coming Soon See recommendations of relevant capabilities that match your initiative’s needs.
Discover relevant companies in every stage of your market research.
Every SBIR/STTR Company
Navigate profiles for every SBIR/STTR company with an award in the past 5 years.
Control the communication with industry representatives.
Tessaract is innovating with radical transparency.
"Since uploading our manpower and aircraft scheduling software initiative to VISION, we were able to connect and collaborate with 12 different Air Force units who were all seeking similar capabilities.
By establishing these connections through VISION, we onboarded around 16,000 new users who immediately began utilizing these software tools. This was a huge win for our team and the Air Force because it expedited getting capability into the hands of warfighters and ultimately avoided duplicate investment of resources.
VISION is proof that the Air Force needs a tool that encourages collaboration and allows Airmen to solve their problems as a collective. Let's go farther together instead of faster alone."
PACAF is eliminating duplication of effort.
PACAF utilized VISION for a recent initiative where two organizations submitted similar initiatives that were then combined and funded as a joint effort. Additionally, the PACAF Continuous Process Improvement team is leading their community into VISION.
Gryphon Spark is saving months of R&D.
Gryphon Spark at Pope Air Force Base entered a initiative into VISION that was fully deduplicated at a very early stage (pre-work). An A1C from Kadena Air Force Base connected Gryphon Spark with the photos, measurements, and material list to execute the initiative without any new R&D. With this new development, Gryphon Spark was able to transition into collaborating with RFID at WPAFB to get the sizing in the TO exactly right so they can be mass-produced for every base that utilizes a 60k toolbox.
JBER is breaking down innovation silos.
After reviewing the initiatives in VISION, JBER was able to connect multiple initiatives to different offices within their organization for solution exploration and implementation.
A Note From Co-Founder and CEO Jade Baranski
30,000+ initiatives will be submitted to the DOD this year.
Sadly, by December, most will be:
- Lost in Salesforce
- Stuck in a spreadsheet
- Stalled and forgotten
There’s a better way to innovate.
The Air Force, Space Force, Navy, Army National Guard, and Air National Guard are using the VISION Joint Innovation System to:
- Coordinate on initiatives
- Eliminate duplication of effort
- Align innovation to national defense strategy
Across government agencies, the innovation mindset is shifting toward collaboration and strategic transparency.
See what’s possible for your team by scheduling a demo of VISION.