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DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program Homeland Security Day for First Responders

Date: January 24, 2017Register for the upcoming DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program Homeland Security Day for First Responderes on January 24, 2017 from 9:00am - 12:30pm CT at Capital Factory located at 701 Brazos Street,  Austin, Texas. Questions email DHS-Silicon-Valley@hq.dhs.gov. To Register go to https://www.regonline/DHS-SVIP-FR-Austin DHS S&T Logo

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.


Email DHS-Silicon-Valley@hq.dhs.gov

Last Updated: 01/12/2023
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