The Department of Defense (DoD) is launching Defense Innovation OnRamp Hubs in Arizona, Hawaii, Kansas, Ohio and Washington.

In coordination with local delivery partners, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) will lead this effort to connect and facilitate solutions to the most complex and pressing challenges in order to support our men and women in uniform. . Hubs are one way to lower the barriers to entry and open the aperture to new talent and technology solutions from around the country.

“Defense Innovation OnRamp Hubs establish physical spaces and bring different organizations together at one location to help the DoD have the talent and technology to solve our greatest national security challenges,” explained DIU Director Doug Beck. “American ingenuity is critical to building our nation’s enduring advantage. These spaces will serve startups, academia, industry and other local talent and technology in order to leverage the innovation capability across the entire country, connecting them directly to DoD needs and strengthening the defense industrial base.”

Defense Innovation OnRamp Hub Locations and Delivery Partners

  • Arizona: Operated by EndRun.
  • Hawaii: Operated by Pacific Impact Zone.
  • Kansas: Operated by Wichita State University through FirePoint Innovations Center.
  • Ohio: Operated by Parallax Advanced Research Corporation - Entrepreneurs Center.
  • Washington: Operated by Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition.

Congratulations to each local delivery partner on their selection!

Each OnRamp Hub will develop tailored programming based on its local needs, leverage existing programming opportunities, and partner with other government activities.

Contact for more information about upcoming Hub grand openings, dates, and featured speakers.

About Defense Innovation Unit The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) strengthens national security by accelerating the adoption of commercial technology throughout the military and bolstering our allied and national security innovation bases. DIU partners with organizations across the Department of Defense (DoD) to rapidly prototype and field dual-use capabilities that solve operational challenges at speed and scale. With offices in Silicon Valley, Boston, Austin, Chicago and inside the Pentagon, DIU is the Department’s gateway to leading technology companies across the country.

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.