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Date: January 24, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CST
Registration opens at 8:45 a.m.
Location: Capital Factory | 701 Brazos St. | Austin, TX
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must rapidly identify and develop technologies to counter emerging threats. Through the engagement of, and partnership with first responders and the emergency preparedness and response community at every state, and at the local, state, tribal and federal level, the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) First Responders Group (FRG) pursues a better understanding of the response community’s needs and requirements, provides technical assistance and develops innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges faced during day-to-day and large-scale emergencies.
DHS S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) launched the Innovation Other Transaction Solicitation (OTS) HSHQDC-16-R-B0005 in December 2015. The OTS Innovation framework engages early stage start-ups through targeted non-dilutive funding and provides opportunities for operational testing and market access. The SVIP hopes to rapidly expand the commercial development roadmaps to include homeland security solutions by incentivizing product developers.
This event, co-hosted by the FRG, will provide technology startups and investors with an opportunity to learn more about the mission of first responders, the technologies being used to complete their mission, and technical areas where FRG and first responders seek solutions. The common goal is leveraging creative ideas and solutions to enhance mission capability. By participating, you’ll have the chance to help shape the program direction and impact the nation's first responders.
Who Should Attend
This event is open to all technology startups, investors, first responders and government stakeholders.
Registration has closed for this event.