The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL), Air Force Program Executive Office (PEO) Digital at Hanscom Air Force Base, Department of Homeland Security National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (DHS NUSTL) , and Decisive Point, presents the 2023 NSIN Propel New York Demo Day.

As a center of gravity for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) innovation community, the NSIN Propel New York Demo Day brings together technology startups, government, industry, and the venture capital community dedicated to strengthening the national security innovation base.

The cohort of ten early-stage ventures will showcase cutting-edge capabilities ranging from novel computing and AI to radars enabling the U.S. Air Force to maintain its superior technical advantage.


NSIN Propel New York Demo Day is an invitation-only event. Please register using the link or email


Schedule of Events

  • 2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Check-in and Networking

  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Opening Remarks and Keynote

  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.: Cohort Presentations

  • 3:40 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.: Technology Demonstrations

  • 4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: NSIN Propel Partners

  • 5:00 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.: Cohort Presentations

  • 5:40 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.: Closing Remarks

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Happy Hour on the 7th Floor Terrace

Areas of Focus

Resilient Basing

  • The USAF will increasingly rely on a distributed network of smaller, mobile bases to conduct operations. To support this capability, the USAF is looking for:
  • Communications to function in contested, degraded, or operationally limited environments.
  • Force protection and perimeter security to include counter-unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
  • Modeling and simulation solutions that provide an integrated workflow with a picture for base security and operations.

Moving Target Engagement

  • The USAF requires the ability to identify, track, and rapidly respond to numerous threats simultaneously. To support this capability, the USAF is looking for:
  • Next generation sensors, object detection, signal processing, and early-warning systems to quickly alert to threats
  • Artificial-intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) for object detection and classification, with the ability to identify patterns of life, augmenting existing capability and deploys at scale in new environments with minimal data and training.

Operationally Focused Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS)

  • There is a need to collect, process, and share information faster than ever before in order to make operational decisions. To support this capability, the USAF is looking for:
  • New networking or communications solutions that enable state-of-the-art information sharing between diverse systems.
  • Platforms that use AI or data fusion to rapidly process large amounts of data to support operational decisions.
  • Software that develops machine-readable representations that depict how a network of real-world objects, events, or concepts are related.