NSIN Challenges brings together the defense, academic, and venture communities to collaborate on the most challenging technical problems in national security.

Overview

  • Solving complex problems requires a combination of diverse technologies and talent.
  • Work on problem sets from the DoD that are sources of opportunity for non-traditional problem-solvers.
  • Participate in innovation challenges that help the DoD overcome obstacles that affect readiness and resilience.
  • Collaborate and learn from other innovators tackling the DoD’s toughest challenges.

About Challenges

NSIN Challenges hosts competitive prize competitions on a specific topic or technology vertical, allowing early to mid-stage companies to pitch solutions to potential U. S. Department of Defense mission partners and industry subject matter experts for evaluation.

Recognizing the timing considerations for DoD contracting, NSIN Challenges signal the need for specific innovation as it communicates desired solutions to potential, non-traditional problem solvers.

Utilizing the IdeaScale platform, NSIN Challenges engages innovators to develop solution concepts by leveraging the NSIN Network. To participate in any NSIN Challenges event, you must create an account on IdeaScale. Upon registration, you will receive a verification email. Check your spam folder if the verification email is not received.


Applications

To participate in any NSIN Challenges event, an account on IdeaScale is required.

NSIN IdeaScale

Upon registration teams will receive a verification email. Check your spam folder if the verification email is not received.


Frequently Asked Questions

Issues Logging into IdeaScale?

If you experience accessibility issues or the submission form is unavailable on your browser, please email challenges@nsin.mil to request an email problem submission form.


Questions about Challenges?

Please contact challenges@nsin.mil with any questions about NSIN Challenges.


Team

  • Angela Austin
    Angela Austin

    Challenges Program Manager

  • Joy Brown
    Joy Brown

    Challenges Project Coordinator

  • Megan Saunders
    Megan Saunders

    Challenges Junior Program Manager

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