NSIN’s Successful Year in Spurring Innovators to Action

The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) released its 2023 Year in Review report highlighting NSIN’s expanding networks of innovators that have generated new solutions for national security issues, particularly developing new dual-use technologies and strengthening the national defense industrial base through critical connections and broad opportunities.

This year’s report showcases another year marked by continued growth and engagement of non-traditional problem solvers.

Entering a new era for defense innovation, Team NSIN bridged the gap between academia, defense technology, and industry leaders to support warfighters and create cutting-edge solutions for national security concerns.

Key NSIN 2023 Year in Review Highlights:

  • Engaged 10,230 new people in the National Security Innovation Base.
  • Supported 1,453 new companies to enter the National Security Innovation Base.
  • Helped 1,145 DoD organizations solve 1,853 problems by generating 2,212 unique solutions.
  • Since 2016, companies in NSIN programs have raised $10.8 billion in private capital funding and $9.9 billion in DoD funding.

The 2023 NSIN Year in Review is available here »

For more information or interview requests with Team NSIN, please contact us at media@nsin.mil.

About National Security Innovation Network

NSIN is a program office in the U.S. Department of Defense, nested within the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). We are set up to collaborate with a wide variety of innovators to include universities, researchers, students, entrepreneurs and start-ups. We create opportunities for collaboration across communities and connect those that might not traditionally work in national security. Together, we help drive national security innovation and develop technologies that directly support the individuals responsible for protecting our country.