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National Security Innovation Network
Monday, August 8, 2022
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NSIN Starts Combat Feeding Pitch Winners Announced


Industria Imperium and Titan Bioworks each won $100,000 in the NSIN Starts Combat Feeding pitch competition to continue developing food and biotech innovations for the Combat Feeding Division (CFD) of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM).

National SEcurity Innovation Week in STL


St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones declared the week of Aug. 7-14 National Security Innovation Week in St. Louis. In Mayor Jones' proclamation, she emphasized the impact of the NSIN network on increasing economic and social development in the greater St. Louis community.

AUG. 8, 2022

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 today


NSIN Pacific-South Regional Director Jesse Gipe discusses how NSIN is working with entrepreneurs, startups, and universities to help the DoD access the talent and tech needed to maintain military superiority.


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.

AUG. 18-20, 2022 (Hybrid)

Advance 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.

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.


Discover Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) opportunities with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) for your venture. Open opportunities include:
Commercial 5G wireless networks capable of improving usable data for Command and Control (C2)’s decision-making. Submissions are due Aug. 11.
Apply for two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to innovate technology for national security. Applications are due Aug. 18. Technologies sought by DARPA include:
Technology solutions for improving high-energy gamma ray shielding from current materials such as lead and concrete. An award amount of $1.2 million is available for selected solutions.

Technology solutions for a non-invasive, real-time intracranial pressure (ICP) monitor to distinguish normal from elevated ICP with high accuracy, while capable of functioning in austere environments. An award amount of $1.5 million is available for selected solutions.
Follow the NSIN funding opportunities blog to identify funding across the defense innovation space.


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).

AUG. 24-25, 2022 (In-person)

Learn the requirements for doing business with the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in Tampa, Florida, during a two-day event designed for small businesses. Receive resources and guidance from USSOCOM and SOFWERX to develop technology capable of accessing DoD markets. Registration closes Aug. 17.

AUGUST to DECEMBER 2022 (Hybrid)

Connect with agency leaders from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) at six upcoming events held across the nation’s leading research and development universities to discover opportunities to extend the U.S. technological advantage. The first event is Aug. 30-31, at Colorado State University.

SEPT. 12-16 (Hybrid)

Join senior officials in the DoD and other influential leaders at DefenseScoop’s upcoming Defense Tech Week. Attendees will participate in interactive sessions, networking opportunities, and events about the future of defense innovation.
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