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National Security Innovation Network
Monday, July 25, 2022
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AUG. 11, 2022 (Virtual)

Ventures, entrepreneurs, and investors interested in doing business with the DoD can learn more about military funding opportunities and meet with companies already expanding into defense markets at NSIN’s Defense Entrepreneurial Symposium. Attendees will also hear keynote speeches and have networking opportunities with government and venture leaders. The event takes place virtually on Aug. 11.


AUG. 1, 2022 (Hybrid)

Companies with tech to lower corrosion repair costs for the aging infrastructure of the Navy’s land-based bulk water and fuel storage tanks can receive prize money plus potential follow-on opportunities in this NSIN Starts Pitch Competition. A prize pool of $500,000 will be awarded to the top-four companies at a live demonstration in Southern California, with the first-place team receiving $200,000. Applications are due Aug. 1.

All NSIN email addresses are migrating to the “dot mil” domain effective Aug. 1. Although messages will be forwarded to the new addresses, we encourage you to take this opportunity to check in with your NSIN contacts and obtain their new email address.


The Naval Junior Officer Counsel (NJOC) collaborates with senior Navy leaders on NSIN’s networking platform, UNUM, to solve challenges quickly. On UNUM, NJOC users across the world can deliver ideas to improve the Navy, such as naval culture, personnel concerns, science and technology, or leadership and professional development.


AUG. 5, 2022 

Connect your Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) talent to full-time employment opportunities while solving technical challenges at the DoD. No military experience is required. Current job openings include:
Begin or transition your career as a data scientist with the Army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) while growing your cyber skills and leadership opportunities. Work with information technology and systems responsible for defending the Army’s networks during operations.
Use your STEM expertise to provide intelligence and statistical analysis for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) while discovering and characterizing threats in multi-domain operations, such as steering weapon system acquisitions and informing national defense policies. 
 Advance your career as a collaboration lead with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)’s Small Business Office. Develop your executive leadership skills by managing the operational structure and support of AFRL research and science hubs, and optimizing hubs to bring together regional experts from academia, venture, and federal organizations. 

NEW AUG. 18-20, 2022 (Hybrid)

Progress your career in information technology and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields at the 44th Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Meet with Team NSIN at the conference to learn more about STEM opportunities within the DoD.

SEPT. 21, 2022

The 250 companies participating in MassChallenge’s 2022 Startup Accelerator will demonstrate technologies for advancing innovation in commercial and military communities. Save the date for the NSIN-sponsored event to see how these entrepreneurs are developing next-generation solutions.


Argos Vision develops smart traffic cameras using artificial intelligence that can capture, analyze, and deliver actionable data to help cities improve road safety and efficiency. This summer, the team is partnering with the city of Phoenix to install its technology to catalog traffic.

Shield AI protects service members and civilians with its aerospace engineering and artificial intelligence software to create autonomous aircraft and reduce risks for pilots. The team received funding from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) to accelerate and transition its tech into the hands of warfighters.  

NSIN alumni company, RoadBotics, was recently acquired by Michelin, a global tire manufacturer. RoadBotics specializes in using artificial intelligence to map the status and condition of a region’s infrastructure through visual and other data inputs and its tech will be incorporated into Michelin's accident prevention software.

Over the last several months, three NSIN alumni— Frayn, SCOUT, and Skyline Nav AI— have worked with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to develop dual-use geospatial technology solutions for the DoD and the private sector. On July 28, the companies will present the culmination of their work to a live audience of investors, potential customers, and DoD leaders.


Apply for three open Other Transaction (OT) agreements with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). Learn more below about the technologies desired for each OT agreement:

Energy storage systems to improve the resiliency, flexibility, and reliability of energy independence at military installations. Submissions are due July 27.
Concepts of design for an advanced aircraft configuration to provide more aerodynamic efficiency to increase flight range, loiter time, and offload capabilities. Submissions are due Aug. 2.

Solutions for compact, low-maintenance aircraft asset trackers capable of providing real-time location data on a user-friendly interface. Submissions are due Aug. 2.
Follow the NSIN funding opportunities blog to identify funding across the defense innovation space.


JULY 27, 2022 (Virtual)

Companies with innovative technologies to accelerate the development of cloud hybrid data architectures and data strategies for the Air Force will demonstrate their concepts to potential DoD partners.

JULY 28, 2022 (Virtual)

Discover how startups can leverage Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) for funding and acquisition opportunities with the federal government. Hear from George Mason University, the DoD, and private sector contracting experts.

AUG. 15, 2022 (Hybrid)

Network with leaders from the military, academia, and venture capital to learn about innovation in hydrogen fuel cell technologies. The event also includes a Hyperion fuel cell vehicle tour and other ongoing projects at the Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR).

SEPT. 8, 2022 (Virtual)

Experts from government, industry, and academia will explore new and innovative solutions to optimize and safeguard U.S. supply chains in alignment with national defense initiatives and priorities at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)’s 2022 Industry Collider Day.
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