Applications are open for the inaugural NSIN Propel Boston Accelerator empowering startups with emerging technologies to solve challenges for the Department of Defense.

The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), the U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (SOF AT&L), and Decisive Point have teamed up to present the 2023 NSIN Propel Boston Accelerator designed to support and accelerate the growth of early-stage ventures with innovative technology solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and special operations community.

The program seeks companies with emerging technologies that provide an asymmetric advantage for Special Operations Forces (SOF) operating globally. The cohort of early-stage ventures will deliver effective capabilities that enable SOF readiness for integrated deterrence, crisis and conflict.

The cohort will directly engage with DoD end-users to better understand real-world challenges, build a foundation for doing business with the DoD, and work closely with the accelerator team to design pilots around the national security applications of their technologies. Selected companies will also gain access to a robust network of private investors and commercial partners.

Companies must apply by Aug 1, 2023:

About National Security Innovation Network

NSIN is a government program office within the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OSD(R&E)) that collaborates with major universities and the venture community to develop solutions that drive national security innovation. We operate two portfolios of programs and services: Talent and Venture. Together, these portfolios form a pipeline of activities and solutions that accelerate the pace of defense innovation.

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