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Date: June 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. PT
Location: Impact Hub | 220 2nd Ave South | Seattle, WA
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 Directorate (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 Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) launched the Innovation Other Transaction Solicitation (OTS) HSHQDC-16-R-B0005 in December last year. 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.
SVIP in partnership with FRG released three topic calls under the Innovation OTS:
- 3D Dynamic Mapping (HSHQDC-17-R-00049)
- Energy Harvesting Fabrics (HSHQDC-17-R-00050)
- Identity and Anti-Spoofing of Non-Person Entities (HSHQDC-17-R-00051)
The purpose of this Industry Day is to:
1. Describe the Silicon Valley Innovation Program to startups
2. Describe the homeland security challenges, use case and technical need for these topics
3. Show you how to apply for funding