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National Security Innovation Network
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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Over the past 18 months, NSIN expanded its Regional Network Team (RNT) footprint. The RNT is creating additional opportunities to engage and help connect innovators to solve DoD problems. 


NEWS: NSIN is partnering with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to create a dedicated HBCU Innovation Network. Save the date for the inaugural HBCU Showcase Day on Sept. 30
NEWS: UNUM, formerly the Defense Innovation Network (DIN), is a platform for innovators from the defense, academic, and venture communities to change the way national security innovation works. Join today to see our enhanced network-building capabilities.
MEDIA: Lumineye, a company created from an NSIN Hacking for Defense (H4D) course, is working with firefighters to modify their wall-penetrating radar devices to help fight California wildfires.

JULY 29, 2021

EVENT: This two-part event will feature both a live pitch competition and nine early-stage start-up finalists who developed advanced textile fabric and fiber technologies in this virtual pitch program.

JULY 19 - AUG. 5, 2021

EVENT: The Arctic is a harsh and unpredictable environment with unique challenges. Join us for the latest NSIN Hacks event to develop solutions to help collect, analyze, process, and visualize geospatial data in the Arctic. Registration is open now and closes July 19


JULY 12 - 14, 2021

EVENT: The National Defense Industrial Association, in partnership with Texas A&M University, will explore the intricacies and significance of Joint All Domain Warfare. The symposium will further the understanding of JADC2 to shape the future of warfare.

JULY 13, 2021

EVENT: The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence will convene to define parameters for collaboration on global emerging technology issues. Featured speakers include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and Senate Armed Services committee member Sen. Joni Ernst.

JULY 20 - 22, 2021

EVENT: WDI will feature unclassified and classified comprehensive presentations, panels, one-on-one technical sessions, and leadership meet-and-greet exchanges focused on Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Science and Technology. Technical portfolios and contracting opportunities for Technical Directorates and supporting organizations will also be presented.


The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR) is awarding three basic research awards up to $1.5 million each as part of the DoD's Hypersonic Materials Manufacturing Initiative to transition university research into hypersonic capabilities for the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Space Force. The deadline for white paper submissions is July 15
The Army Applications Laboratory (AAL) is seeking help from small businesses to advance U.S. Army technology. Current open applications include: logistics, operations, and training software. 
Catalyst Accelerator (Catalyst), powered by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate, is seeking Modeling and Simulation (M&S) technologies for its three-month fall Accelerator. Applications are currently being accepeted for small businesses and startups possessing dual-use M&S technology that can be used by the U.S. Space Force. 
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