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National Security Innovation Network
Monday, Nov. 22, 2021
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NSIN announces a new pilot program called Emerge Accelerator. Emerge seeks to establish Tier-3 (T3) partnerships with universities to create new dual-use ventures based on existing university intellectual property and critical areas of DoD technology development. Learn more about the program and application process during two upcoming information sessions at 4 p.m. EST on either Monday, Nov. 22 or Tuesday, Nov. 23.


Applications for an Acquisition Program Manager and a Program Analyst close Nov. 24. Explore these open government positions below:


MEDIA: Congratulations to Barrow Green, an NSIN Defense Innovation Accelerator (DIA) program alumnus, who recently signed a patent license agreement with the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to further develop their energy-efficient, eco-friendly cooling technology for personal protective equipment (PPE).

MEDIA: Will Fortune has been named as the NSIN university program director at the University of Louisville (UofL). In his role, Fortune will help lead the collaboration among DoD end-users, UofL students and faculty, and Metro Louisville’s early-stage venture community.  

MEDIA: The NSIN Hacking for Defense (H4D) program is expanding its problem-solving programs with the Common Mission Project (CMP) to include environmental sustainability, diplomacy, and homeland security. CMP hopes to improve the understanding and viewpoints of non-traditional military partners through social issues that affect military and civilian livelihoods.

NEWS: NSIN is now accepting applications for the 2022 NSIN X-Force Fellowship. Selected fellows will work with military and national security leaders on real-world DoD missions, participate in professional development opportunities, and gain experience using their skills for national security solutions. Apply by Dec. 17.

NEWS: NSIN Hacking for Defense (H4D) is seeking problem submissions for the upcoming spring semester. If you have an unclassified challenge in mind, we invite you to complete our problem intake form to provide information about the issue, your timeline, and your desired outcome. Our team will evaluate your submission and work with you to identify a university partner.

DEC. 10, 2021

EVENT: The Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) division of the Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) enterprise within the U.S. Strategic Command is looking to hire both recent graduates and dedicated professionals who have training in systems, communications, or network engineering. If you have a background in data science, digital modeling, or cybersecurity, or if you have prior commercial or military experience with NC3-related systems, then SE&I might be the right place for you. 

AFRL: Robust Ultra-wideband Electronics Challenge

DEC. 15, 2021

EVENT: Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) seeks solutions that explore and demonstrate technologies for ultra-wideband and robust electronics, advanced millimeter (MM)-Wave Technology, or the development of advanced machine learning techniques to enable dynamic, efficient spectrum management operations. 


NEWS: Launch your career as a science entrepreneur in the next Activate cohort and learn how to bring your research in solving climate and other global challenges to market. The two-year fellowship offers: $100,000 in research funding, up to $110,000 in a yearly cash stipend, and access to mentors and training in innovation communities. Applications are due Nov. 30.

Thursdays, noon EST (Virtual)

EVENT: Air Force Ventures (AFVentures) under AFWERX hosts weekly webinars to answer questions about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) open topics every Thursday at noon EST.


The xView3 Challenge prize competition is identifying the best computer vision algorithms to advance the fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The challenge, sponsored by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and Global Fishing Watch (GFW), will award a total of $150,000 to developers with selected solutions that harness satellite-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data to detect dark vessels. Submissions are due Nov. 30.
Army Contracting Command is seeking a request for information (RFI) pertaining to compliant software-defined radio (SDR) or other electronic warfare (EW) applications. The RFI will define the scope of work for prototypes that can receive up to $1 million in funding. Submissions are due Nov. 30.

Follow the NSIN funding opportunities blog to identify more funding across the defense innovation space. 
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