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National Security Innovation Network
Monday, April 8, 2024
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MAY 10, 2024
Pre-Series A ventures interested in the government market are invited to apply for the 2024 NSIN Vector program. Companies selected for Vector will work with experts from NSIN and the military to develop dual-use technologies and compete for non-dilutive funding awards. The 2024 Vector program seeks technologies to address advanced sensing, data sharing, command and control, resilient position navigation and timing, and contested communications. Vector applications are due May 10.


APRIL 10, 2024
Learn more about integrating and diversifying opportunities in the defense supply chain during the third edition of the India-U.S. Defense Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS-X) Gurukul Educational Series. This edition will be moderated by NSIN’s Acting Midwest Regional Director and liaison to the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Alyssa Robertson and features speakers including the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Global Supply Chain Management at the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business Dr. Nick Vyas and Vice President and Head of Corporate Offices of Larsen and Toubro Defence Vikas Khitha.

APRIL 11, 2024
See 13 companies from 13 different academic institutions share their unique solutions for artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), deep tech, autonomy, cyber security, and more at the 2024 NSIN Emerge Showcase. The event can be seen in-person at the Defense Innovation OnRamp Hub: Arizona, or at live viewing parties occurring at our other Hub locations.


MAY 23, 2024
Innovators with unique solutions to identifying capabilities utilizing electromagnetic spectrum technologies (EMS) are invited to engage in the AUKUS Electronic Warfare Innovation Challenge. This challenge is one of three compeitions held through Pillar II of the Australian, United Kingdom (U.K.), and the United States security partnership. The challenge closes on May 23, 2024. 

JULY 1, 2024
Apply for the next Foundry cohort today and collaborate with federal laboratories to commercialize breakthrough defense technologies and build new companies. Selected innovators will participate in a virtual, five-month cohort where they will have access to instruction, DoD inventors and end-users, mentorship from DoD and private sector subject-matter experts, and training that will prepare them to do business with the DoD and private sector. Applications for Foundry are due July 1.


Staff members at Air University worked on the pressing challenges during a three-day event focused on aligning strategy on emerging threats. The participants leveraged the principles of human-centered design they learned during the event to deliver four solutions for national security challenges. 


NSIN alum, whose geospatial technologies for digitizing and analyzing infrastructure provide industry and the government with the ability to easily track maintenance needs, announced $6 million of new investments in their latest funding round. This funding will be used to establish and develop relationships with engineering firms and government agencies to integrate technology into solutions. 

NSIN Alum Shield AI announced that it will be purchasing Sentient Vision Systems, an Australian company, in hopes to grow their market. Both companies have worked closely through their joint development of ViDAR-enabled wide area motion imagery payload called Sentient Observer, which will support AUKUS (Australia-United Kingdom-United States) Pillar II’s focus on cutting edge technologies.


APRIL 18-19, 2024
Innovators interested in emerging technologies can hear from founders and CEOs, government officials, Academy Award winners, and more to learn about tech trends in multiple industries at the eMerge Americas conference in Miami, Florida. NSIN Southeast Regional Director Beverly Seay will speak about emerging dual-use and defense technology trends during a panel discussion at the conference.


MAY 7-8, 2024
Artificial intelligence (AI) experts and enthusiasts will learn about the latest emerging AI technologies at the Special Competitive Studies Project AI Expo for National Competitiveness in Washington, D.C.  

MAY 7-8, 2024
Join innovation leaders from the government, private sector, and scientific community to exchange ideas and examine how public and private entities can come together in pursuit of innovation for national security. The event is held in honor of the legacy of the 25th Secretary of Defense Dr. Ash Carter.

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