Where the Department of Defense (DoD) Meets the Innovation Community
Entering its sixth year, the annual Defense TechConnect (DTC) Summit, co-located with the Fall SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit, brings together defense, private industry, federal agency, and academic leadership to accelerate state-of-the-art technology solutions for the warfighter and national security.
The DTC supports innovation imperatives in the new National Defense Strategy (NDS) and is a unique platform to reach thousands of public and private leaders focused on innovation and technology to support the warfighter. At last year's Defense Innovation Summit, close to 1,000+ one-on-one meetings took place between small businesses and SBIR Federal Program Managers, 200+ booths and tabletop displays in the Exhibit Hall representing private sector companies and non-traditional innovators, and more than 30 breakout sessions focused on defense innovation areas of interest including but not limited to energy, cyber, biomedical, and command, control, communications, computers/intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR).
The DTC Summit is proud to once again host the Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC), connecting emerging technologies with DOD component commands, officers, and acquisition experts.. The annual DTC is one of the most well-attended defense innovation conferences of the year. As the home to both SOCOM and CENTCOM, Tampa serves as an ideal location to link the DoD's innovation needs with global private sector solution providers.
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