"Accelerate change or lose." - Gen. Charles Q. Brown
Chartered in 2016, SPARK is an Air Force-level grassroots program modeled to bridge the challenges of rapid innovation at the unit-level while navigating the administrative hurdles of compliance that often impede the velocity of change. It exists to inspire a culture of innovation and empower unit-level Airmen to swiftly advance development and implementation of solutions to warfighter needs. In January 2019, Dover chartered its own SPARK hub with the creation of BEDROCK.
BEDROCK is Dover’s foundation for innovation, designed to leverage technology and off-the-shelf solutions to fix the military’s problems and bridge the gap between Dover's Airmen and industry experts.
Whether it be virtual or in person, this area is perfect for presentations, commanders calls, or awards ceremonies. Seating is available for 40 people.
Complete with a suite of computers, design software, tools, and 3D printers, our lab is perfect for creating anything, from digital products to 3D printed prototypes.
With large screens, webcams, and fast commercial internet, this space is perfect for virtual or in person meetings, or breakout sessions after your large presentation.
Access to multiple Oculus Quest and HTC Vive VR headsets and accompanying accessories allow you to take your ideas 3D. Your imagination is the limit.
Shut out the world around you and concentrate on your project in these soundproof booths, or step away from your meeting and take that important phone call.
Major Ryan Nichol
Chief Innovation Officer
C17 Evaluator Pilot
Mr. David Jackson
512 AW Chief Innovation Officer
SSgt Alex Feith-Tiongson
Chief Technology Officer
C5 Aircraft Maintainer
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Reserve Weekend: 8:00am - 4:00pm
To inquire about volunteer opportunities with the staff at Bedrock, please send us a message.