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National Security Innovation Network
Monday, April 4, 2022
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Applications are now open for early-stage ventures with commercial applications in the Mid-Atlantic to apply for NSIN Propel 2022. This accelerator program guides participants to develop strategies for practical acquisitions, acquire knowledge and mentorship from experts, and grow the capacity of their dual-use technology to succeed in commercial and federal markets. Applications are due April 22


Connect with leaders in defense innovation and discover opportunities to supply defense and security partners with your technology during a brown bag lunch at the Mission Acceleration Center (MAC) in Seattle on April 6.


NSIN Capstone students at San Diego State University and Rice University have been prototyping boats for the U.S. Coast Guard this semester. These student technologists are improving coastal surveillance, detection, and interdiction capabilities against threats posed by the transit of drugs in autonomous surface vessels across the maritime border with Mexico and into California.

Army Reserve soldiers and civilians from the 63rd Readiness Division participated in hands-on, practical problem-solving workshops in NSIN Bootcamp to develop solutions for how the unit provides personnel, readiness, sustainment, and training services to its partner. 

NSIN’s mission includes building a network and surpassing 10,000 followers on LinkedIn is a milestone we wanted to share and thank you for helping us achieve. The impact of NSIN’s approach to DoD problem solving grows exponentially with the size of our network across platforms like LinkedIn, UNUM, and others.

ICYMI: On March 29, NSIN held a Diversity Unlocks Innovation Guest Speaker event with Janice Glover-Jones, Director of Mission Services, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); and retired USAF Col. Rachel McCaffrey, Vice President, Membership & Chapters for the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and Executive Director of Women In Defense. 


APRIL 12, 2022 (Virtual)

Startups interested in joining NSIN Propel 2022 to develop their emerging dual-use technology for government and commercial markets can learn more about the accelerator and ask questions about the application process during the information session on April 12.

APRIL 18, 2022

Registration is open for the latest NSIN hackathon, Reality Bytes, focusing on visualizing cyber operations. Starting April 18, this virtual hackathon will challenge innovators to develop concepts, technologies, or systems to improve the abilities of military personnel to visualize, monitor, and respond to cybersecurity events as they compete for one of three $15,000 top prizes. Registration is required by April 18

APRIL 20, 2022

The showcase day will feature cutting-edge companies working on various technologies with important government applications, including energy and environmental tech, cybersecurity and analytics, digital optimization, health tech, and communication and sensing under challenging environments.


Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) have partnered to develop the Immersive Commercial Acquisition Program. DoD acquisition personnel will work alongside a DIU contracting officer and project team to keep pace with commercial product cycles and adopt best practices for commercial procurement.

Applications are now open for early-stage startups to apply for the MassChallenge accelerator, where ventures will receive resources and access to investors to grow their companies. The cohort will focus on technologies in safety and security, space commercialization, and climate solutions.


APRIL 7, 2022 (Hybrid)

This symposium is an opportunity for students in the Georgetown University Master's in Applied Intelligence program and other participating universities to present their recent work, discuss critical intelligence issues, and engage in solutions that improve national security.

APRIL 7, 2022 (In-person)

Expand your relationships with Northeastern-based entrepreneurs, startups, and leaders in defense innovation at “The Strength of the Innovation Ecosystem” event in Boston, co-hosted by Google and Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF).

APRIL 23, 2022 (Hybrid)

Anyone interested in working or investing in dual-use technologies, defense, and space will meet and learn from investors, students, and government leaders about the future of innovation in defense, space, and cybersecurity. The student-led conference is hosted by the Aerospace & Aviation Club at Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan Defense Technology Club.  

APRIL 27, 2022 (Hybrid)

Learn everything you need to know about Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding and meet government experts who can answer your questions and share industry success stories. 


Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is seeking solutions to enable effective crew resource management (CRM) and flight procedures training in multi-place aircraft. Solutions must maximize the use of the DoD’s Pilot Training Transformation (PTT) platform to provide the flight simulation environment and associated hardware. DIU will award an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) contract that could develop into a follow-on contract. Submissions are due April 11.

Army Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Funding

The Office of the U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)) will award three SBIR and STTR prizes for technology solutions in advanced manufacturing. Each solicitation can receive up to $250,000 in awards:

Develop software to reduce noise from the engine cooling fans of Army ground combat vehicles.

Build solutions to improve the ride of warfighters in Army ambulances by lessening shock loads on the suspension components of the vehicles.
Design a tire using carbon-fiber-hoop technology that can increase the load-carrying capability and durability of Army vehicles in areas of low air pressure.
Follow the NSIN funding opportunities blog to identify more funding across the defense innovation space. 
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