Defense TechConnect

DECEMBER 3-5, 2024   

MOSA Summit Innovation Challenge, Nov 28 2023, National Harbor, MD


Twenty-first century air mobility requires 21st century technology. Attend the Challenge and watch more than 20 innovators pitch next-generation communications, computing, and operations technology to an expert review panel of military, industry, and investment leadership. Winner will receive a crystal award and recognition as top innovator in the MOSA Innovation Challenge! TechConnect, in cooperation with the Vertical Lift Consortium and the nation's top MOSA funding organizations and leadership are proud to deliver this unique program for top solution providers to pitch their break-through innovations.

2023 Submissions Now Closed

Contract Jennifer Rocha for any interest or questions.


MOSA Innovation Finalists Will Address:

  • Aviation Mission Computing Environment (AMCE) 
  • Dynamic Airspace & Mission Planning Environment (DAMPE) 
  • Airborne Radio Control (ARCM) 
  • Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) 
  • Common Pilot Vehicle Interface (PVI) 
  • Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) 
  • Link 16 & C5ISR 
  • Navigation  
  • Power Distribution 
  • Unmanned Vehicle Control 
  • MS&T & Readiness 


Who Should Apply

Companies of all sizes and commercial maturity are welcome! If you have technologies representing cutting-edge air-mobility solutions (both hard-ware and soft-ware) in communications, computing, or operations technology for enhanced performance, safety and resilience.


How to Participate

Submit your technologies today for review. There is no-fee to participate in this Challenge. If selected, you will be invited to pitch your technology top OEMS and military tech-scouts in National Harbor, MD during the MOSA Summit. Submissions due July 14.

2023 Submissions Closed


Pitch Event

Finalists will receive notification in mid-July. If selected, selected companies must confirm to participate.

Pitch Date: November 28, 2023

Location: Gaylord National Convention Center | National Harbor, MD



Mike Docherty

Mike Docherty

Manufacturing Technology Director, NCDMM

Christopher Garrett

Christopher Garrett

Technical Advisor, Systems Engineering, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB

Keely Griffith

Keely Griffith

Vice President, Strategic Programs, Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International

Nick Lappos

Nick Lappos

Senior Technical Fellow, Advanced Technology, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company

Matthew Sipe

Matthew Sipe

APEO for Engineering and Architecture and Chief Engineer, US Army Aviation

Thomas von Eschenbach

Thomas von Eschenbach

Director for Program Management and Huntsville Site Lead, Army Rotary Wing Avionics Solutions, Collins Aerospace

Lieutenant Commander John Camasso

Lieutenant Commander Ryan Camasso

Integrated Product Team Lead of the Common Mission Computing and Displays Team, PMA-209 NAVAIR, U.S. Navy


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