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National Security Innovation Network
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
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NSIN Propel EDI Virtual Presentation Day


MAY 31, 2023

During this live showcase, startups representing Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zones will demonstrate their cutting-edge innovations for the Air Force Spark Cells, the DoD, and private industry. 

JUNE 1, 2023

Submit your solution by 11:59 p.m. EDT, Thursday to innovate the generation of synthetic (SynGen) training data for military computer vision algorithms with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Finalists are eligible for a potential federal funding award of up to $75,000.  


In preparation for the upcoming NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) challenges, NATO DIANA has opened a registration portal to allow innovators, investors, industry partners, and journalists to stay up to date on DIANA program announcements. The Pacific Northwest Mission Acceleration Center (PNW MAC) is one of the two inaugural U.S.-based accelerators selected as sites for innovators to collaborate with NATO on the challenges and harness cutting-edge technology for transatlantic security.


Holocron Technologies helps the DoD, industry, and academia gain a strategic advantage with information and insights on technological developments from around the globe. The team will develop its artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled tracker as part of the President’s Buckeye Accelerator cohort at The Ohio State University. Through the yearlong program, the company will receive $50,000 in funding alongside mentorship, skill-building, and business connections.

Maggie Sparling, an alumna of the NSIN X-Force Fellowship program, was invited to National Bureau of Asian Research’s Pacific Islands Strategic Dialogue in Fiji, where she briefed her research on Chinese activity in the Pacific Islands to policymakers from the U.S., Australia, and a host of Pacific Island nations. She started the research during her X-Force fellowship, working on the topic with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane. 


JUNE 6, 2023
Selected ventures for the NSIN Forge program will work with federal laboratories, mentors, coaches, subject matter experts, and DoD end-users to assess the market viability and commercialization potential of breakthrough defense technologies. Join NSIN for an information session on June 6 to learn more about the application process. Applications close July 2.  


Follow the NSIN Defense Innovation Funding Opportunities Series on LinkedIn to identify more funding across the defense innovation space.

JUNE 5, 2023

Innovators with technologies that may improve physiological or behavioral sensing, automate data fusion and credibility assessment scoring, or aid decision making through a user-friendly dashboard may submit their solutions for the opportunity to receive a contract agreement with DIU. Submissions are due June 5.  

JUNE 13, 2023

Innovators specializing in autonomous vehicles may submit their solutions for converting existing military logistics vehicles into uncrewed vehicles for the opportunity to receive a contract agreement with DIU. Submissions are due June 13. 

JUNE 20, 2023

Software innovators with tools for assessing configuration settings to improve interoperability during distributed training may be awarded part of a $100,000 prize purse by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). Submissions are due June 20. 


MAY 31- JUNE 1, 2023

Members of the intelligence community can join the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and representatives from more than 100 companies to engage in discussions about intelligence challenges and innovations that can improve actionable intelligence for the warfighter.

JUNE 1, 2023

Meet Alaskan startups transforming science and technology innovations from research into products and services with commercial, military, and societal benefits. The companies will showcase biotechnology, manufacturing, clean energy, and health solutions developed through Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs in partnership with Alaska Federal and State Technology (FAST) to bring advances in science and technology to market. 

JUNE 13 - 14, 2023

Join DIU, AFRL, and the U.S. Space Force (USSF) for a series of workshops to assess the Space industrial base. Insights from the workshops will be used to create feedback for the Administration, the National Space Council, senior policymakers, Congress, and the broader commercial space ecosystem. 

JUNE 14, 2023

Learn from contracting legal experts in the federal government about the data rights and protections afforded to small businesses participating in the SBIR/STTR programs. 

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The National Security Innovation Network is a program of the U.S. Department of Defense that collaborates with major universities and the venture community to develop solutions that drive national security innovation. We operate two portfolios of programs and services: Talent and Venture. Together, these portfolios form a pipeline of activities and solutions that accelerate the pace of defense innovation.   
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