2022 National Infrastructure Innovation Challenge
Accelerator and $50K Prize
Join the National Infrastructure Innovation Challenge, aligned with the nation's monumental investments through the Infrastructure Law, the House's American COMPETES Act and the Senate's U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). Sponsored by:
Submit your technology today and pitch to top government agencies as well as leading industry and investment partners. Qualified participants receive engagement and membership opportunities with partnering consortia representing over $10B in prototype funding authority, while competing for the $50K in prize pool.
Rare Earth Innovations
Who Should Apply
Transformative energy, networks, infrastructure and climate innovators representing dual-use solutions for both civilian and national security applications are ideal entrants for this Challenge.
Submit and pitch your technology to top investment, industry and military tech-scouts. Submission places you in a qualifying process for membership and engagement opportunities with any of the sponsoring consortia. Your submission will compete for a piece of the $50,000 non-dilutive prize.
Dates & DeadlinesSubmissions Open: May 1, 2022
Informational webinar on Vimeo.
TechConnect will invite finalists to pitch at Defense TechConnect Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C.
Date: September 27, 2022
Join one of our three partner consortium representing over $10B in technology prototyping contracting authority. Consortia relieve some of the contractual burdens typically placed on contractors working for federal clients, making it possible for non-traditional contractors to participate in technology development.
2023 Sponsors & Partners
2023 SBIR/STTR Agency Partners
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