The Department of Homeland Security (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. SVIP expands DHS S&T’s reach to find new technologies that strengthen national security with the goal of reshaping how government, entrepreneurs and industry work together to find cutting-edge solutions. Based in California’s Silicon Valley, the program reaches out to innovation communities across the nation and around the world to harness the commercial R&D ecosystem for technologies with government applications and to co-invest in and accelerate technology transition-to-market. We offer U.S. and international start-ups up to $2M in non dilutive funding over 24 months to carry out prototype projects and possibly transition successful projects to production.
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SVIP utilizes the Innovation Other Transaction Solicitation (OTS) — SVIP OTS 70RSAT21R00000006 to engage with organizations that do not usually work with the government in order to carry out prototype projects and possibly transition successful projects to production. This engagement is intended to assist new companies so they have more opportunities to work with DHS through targeted non-dilutive funding and provide opportunities for operational testing and market access. Through SVIP, DHS intends to incentivize product developers to open the aperture of their development road maps to include homeland security solutions.
There are currently no open solicitations at this time. Please check back for regular updates.
Prior to applying to a specific call, please review SVIP’s Innovation Other Transaction Solicitation (OTS)—SVIP OTS 70RSAT21R00000006. The OTS describes the overall program framework and eligibility criteria. Individual calls describing specific technical areas and use cases will be issued under the Innovation OTS in the future.
Press Releases and Media Advisories
- S&T Announces Five Awards to Improve DHS Workforce Safety and Wellness - November 17, 2022
- DHS S&T Awards Funds to Denver Startup Developing Wearables for Mental Health and Recovery - November 17, 2022
- DHS S&T Awards Funds to Norcross, GA Startup Developing Wearables for Workplace Injury Mitigation - November 17, 2022
- DHS S&T Awards Funds to Overland Park, KS, Startup Developing Detection Algorithms for Securing Soft Targets - November 10, 2022
- DHS S&T Awards Funds to Arlington, MA, Startup Developing Anomaly Detection Systems for Securing Soft Targets - November 10, 2022
- DHS S&T SVIP Awards Funds to Volt Athletics for Physical Well-Being AI Software - August 23, 2022
- DHS S&T Seeks Solutions to Software Vulnerabilities - July 11, 2022
- DHS S&T Awards Funds to Kansas City Startup Developing Wearable Tech, Mitigating Heat-Related Injuries - July 8, 2022
- DHS S&T Awards Funds to Sentinel Occupational Safety for Safety Monitoring Technology - July 8, 2022
- DHS S&T Releases Solicitation for Flood Data Collection & Analysis - March 24, 2022
- DHS S&T Seeks Solutions for Mitigating Threats to Soft Targets - March 16, 2022
- DHS S&T Releases Solicitation Aimed at Continuing to Improve Wellness of DHS Workforce - October 20, 2021
- DHS S&T to Host Inaugural Homeland Security Startup Studio Showcase - August 11, 2021
- S&T's Blockchain Program Focuses on Security, Privacy, Interoperability & Standards, July 9, 2019
- Silicon Valley Innovation Program Moves at the Speed of Success, June 26, 2018