The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) was started in 2015 to identify and attract the best of breed commercial technology to solve complex national defense problems. In the past six years, DIU has awarded 279 prototype contracts and transitioned 41% of these to production. DIU was DoD’s first innovation outreach office and pioneered the Commercial Solutions Opening, an acquisition process focused on lowering the barriers of entry to companies, and helping DoD move at the speed of business. This webinar will inform attendees of what DIU is looking for and how to engage with us.
ATTENDANCE. Attendance is encouraged for:
-All innovators, technologists, and those interested in understanding and possibly contributing to our national defense.
-Those in the Midwest Innovation Ecosystems: commercial, private, public-private partnerships, academia, investors, DoD and other government personnel with needs and or interest.
WHY ATTEND THE ROADSHOW?
Each DIU portfolio will be discussed with time for Q&A.
-Learn what is needed and future trends in Defense.
-Refresh your knowledge of the CSO and Other Transaction (OT) process.