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National Security Innovation Network
Monday, Nov. 28, 2022
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JAN. 30, 2023

Applications are now open for university students to apply for the 2023 X-Force Fellowship program. Next summer, selected fellows will work with military and national security leaders on real-world DoD challenges, participate in professional development opportunities, and gain experience using their skills for national security solutions. Apply by Jan. 20, 2023.


NOV. 28- DEC. 2, 2022

Visit Team NSIN in booth #2818 (co-located with the National Center for Simulation) at the 2022 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando. I/ITSEC is the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training event.

NOV. 30, 2022

Early-stage ventures will learn how to do business with the DoD by working alongside NSIN, the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Decisive Point in the NSIN Propel Hawaii accelerator. At the end of the cohort, participating companies will deliver cutting-edge capabilities that enable the U.S. Navy and its partners to operate as a ready, capable, and combat-credible force in the Pacific region. Applications are now open and close on Jan. 6, 2023.
AFRL Grand Challenge #2 Winner Announcement

DEC. 1, 2022

Join us on Dec. 1 at 12:30 p.m. as we announce the winner of the AFRL Grand Challenge: AI Planners for Optimization. The challenge tasked problem solvers with finding correct conditions for optimizing and discovering new synthetic compounds using multi-system approaches. The selected winner will move on to Phase II to develop an active learning algorithm. Registration via Zoom is required. 


Entrepreneurs in national security technology met with leaders from the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and NSIN at the Mission Acceleration Center (MAC) in Seattle to learn more about technology areas of interest to the DoD and discuss opportunities for collaboration. 


Follow the NSIN Defense Innovation Funding Opportunities Series on LinkedIn to identify more funding across the defense innovation space.
Innovators with technologies for the on-site destruction and remediation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may be awarded an other transaction authority (OTA) from Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) with the potential for follow-on contracts. Submissions are due Dec. 2.
Innovators with artificial intelligence (AI)-powered educational technologies that enable adults to learn complex subjects in a self-directed manner may be awarded part of a $750,000 prize pool from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Submissions are due Dec. 18.
Innovators with solutions to incentivize integrity and reduce corruption in the supply chains of minerals critical for green energy technologies may be awarded part of a $3 million prize pool from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Submissions are due Jan. 9, 2023.


JAN. 23, 2023

Military and DoD civilians may apply to the Academy, Industry, Military, Hybrid Innovations (AIM-HI) program to develop skills in creativity and innovation to solve military challenges in new ways. The AIM-HI program facilitates collaborations between researchers and warfighters to rapidly produce proofs of concept. Applications are due Jan. 6, 2023.
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