S&T works with diverse partners from across the government, industry, academia, laboratories and even around the world to develop technologies that help secure the nation.
Industry is an important partner and many of our tools are designed to work directly with the private sector on technology, such as prize competitions and small business programs.
S&T continues to build new networks with creative problem solvers — inventors, start-ups, incubators and accelerators — to find solutions to homeland security challenges. Many of our tools help us experiment with emerging technologies, such as our Silicon Valley Innovation Program, designed to work with start-up companies.
Our Industry Guide lays out DHS technology needs, describes S&T’s technical focus areas, and identifies opportunities and tools for industry to work with us. The guide helps shape how we work with industry to find creative technology solutions. As a companion to the Industry Guide, our Innovation Programs & Tools booklet provides more detail on our tools for working with industry, including the process, eligibility, timelines, and how to apply.
S&T has a team devoted to working with industry that developed the #InnovateS&T video series. These videos cover the basics on how to work with us and go more in-depth on how to apply for certain programs.
You may contact us by emailing: SandT.Innovation@hq.dhs.gov
The buttons below have more information on ways to work with us, homeland security need areas, and specific programs like SAFETY Act that provide incentives for the development and deployment of anti-terrorism technologies.
S&T has many tools for industry to engage with us and help us find new and emerging technology that can be designed, adapted, and used for homeland security.
S&T works with DHS components and first responders to identify R&D needs. This section describes the needs including the work of the DHS Integrated Product Teams, Project Responder, and the S&T Industry Guide.
The DHS InnoPrize Program uses crowd-sourcing to quickly find solutions to tough problems.
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is keeping pace with the innovation community to tackle the hardest problems faced by DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise.
S&T's Long-Range Broad Agency Announcement provides a standing invitation for technological proposals to solve homeland security problems.
The Small Business Innovation Research Program helps U.S. small businesses to develop innovative solutions to homeland security needs.
The SAFETY Act provides incentives for the development and deployment of anti-terrorism technologies by creating systems of risk and litigation management.