High-tech entrepreneurs are invited to participate in a national program to start companies based on innovations developed at U.S. Department of Defense laboratories.
The Defense Innovation Accelerator program, offered through the National Security Innovation Network, helps entrepreneurs, scientists and technologists assess an innovation’s commercial potential. Online registration closes April 2. Apply through the Defense Innovation Accelerator 2021 Entrepreneur Application or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Entrepreneurs may be based anywhere, but they are required to attend a two-day virtual summit as well as a demo day in Washington, D.C. They also must commit 15 to 20 hours weekly for interviews and workshops held during the program.
The 2021 cohort of the Defense Innovation Accelerator will focus on the following technology areas: cybersecurity and secure communications, autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and computer vision, sensors, human performance, advanced materials, biomedical, and energy and power sources.
A video highlighting the 2020 Defense Innovation Accelerator program is available online.