Defense TechConnect Conference & Expo
Co-Located with SBIR Fall Innovation Summit style= Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

Innovation Challenges

TechConnect is pleased to host the 5th Annual Defense Innovation Challenges, delivering transformational technologies to our National Defense.

The DOD is actively seeking private-sector innovators to address national security and warfighter needs. With participating S&T leadership from SOCOM, CENTCOM, NORTHCOM, PACOM, AFRICOM, SOTHCOM, along with DOD innovation leadership from across Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Army Corp of Engineers, the 2017 Defense Innovation Challenges provide the Nation’s most powerful of gathering of defense innovation prospectors and technology funding vehicles across all Challenge domains.

To submit your technology for review, please simply select from the Challenge and Topic lists below, and complete the linked submission form. Top ranked Innovations will be offered an opportunity to showcase your technology to defense innovation prospectors during the program in Tampa Florida, Oct. 3-5, 2017.

*** All Submissions Due by June 29 ***

Cyber, Big Data & AI

Electronics, Sensors, & Systems

Energy & Resilience

Defense Medical

Space Technologies


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