NSIN Challenges is a scalable prize competition that brings together early-mid stage ventures, DoD customers, and subject matter experts, resulting in an award and justification for potential post-program activities.

How We Work

NSIN Challenges hosts competitive prize competitions on a specific topic or technology vertical, allowing early to mid-stage companies to pitch solutions to potential U. S. Department of Defense mission partners and industry subject matter experts for evaluation.

Recognizing the timing considerations for DoD contracting, NSIN Challenges signal the need for specific innovation as it communicates desired solutions to potential, non-traditional problem solvers.

Utilizing the IdeaScale platform, NSIN Challenges engages innovators to develop solution concepts by leveraging the NSIN Network. To participate in any NSIN Challenges event, you must create an account on IdeaScale. Upon registration, you will receive a verification email. Check your spam folder if the verification email is not received.


Sign Up for IdeaScale

To participate in any NSIN Challenges event, an account on IdeaScale is required.

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Upon registration teams will receive a verification email. Check your spam folder if the verification email is not received.


Submit a National Security Problem

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Questions

Please contact challenges@nsin.mil with any questions about NSIN Challenges.


About NSIN

NSIN is a program office in the U.S. Department of Defense, nested within the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). We are set up to collaborate with a wide variety of innovators to include universities, researchers, students, entrepreneurs and start-ups. We create opportunities for collaboration across communities and connect those that might not traditionally work in national security. Together, we help drive national security innovation and develop technologies that directly support the individuals responsible for protecting our country.