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Defense Innovation for the Warfighter

Introducing New Technology to the Defense Community

A Networking Mixer with Venture Cafe in Kendall Square


Thursday October 19, 2017

4pm -8pm


Looking to connect with nontraditional small business innovators and R&D partners? Interested in advanced technology business opportunities in the defense industry? Want to learn about the latest in defense R&D business model innovation?  


Join the NDIA New England Chapter for an afternoon of panel discussions and networking at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) Venture Café in Kendall Square.


        Featured Panels:


  • Department of Defense (DoD) Innovation Organizations – Learn about DoD agencies with funding and a mission to expedite the development and acquisition of cutting edge technologies for the warfighter.  Hear from the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) team about their mission to identify and leverage commercial technology, their fast track contracting process, as well as near term needs in the areas of autonomy and artificial intelligence.  Meet with the Navy Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF)  program manager and prepare for the next round of RIF innovation funding.  
  • Defense Contractors – Leading defense contractors and contract research organizations will talk about their technology innovation needs and how they are streamlining their contracting processes for startups and small businesses.  Learn about joint R&D and subcontracting opportunities.


        Networking Sessions:

  • Join us for complimentary beverages and light hors d'oeuvres in Venture Café where you can meet with small businesses and startups, network with the defense innovation community at information tables, and attend group breakout sessions.


Mark your calendars to join us at Venture Café in the CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center) at 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.

Time: Speakers & Panel 4-6 PM; Networking and Meetings 6-8 PM


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1 Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA