Defense TechConnect

NOVEMBER 28-30, 2023


America's DataHub Innovation Challenge and Prize
Align With The Federal Statistical System

Join the first ever innovation acceleration challenge for America's DataHub Consortium (ADC), representing the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) - the National Science Foundation's (NSF) statistical agency and one of 13 statistical agencies across the Federal government. These statistical agencies collect, analyze, and distribute data on myriad topics, including: technology, innovation, energy, health, employment, crime, and more.

This Challenge seeks the tools of new data integration and distribution solutions, data linking, as well as data security and privacy innovation, in order to more effectively use information to solve some of our toughest challenges.

Pitch your technologies and solutions, and connect with representatives from relevant government agencies, ADC representatives and members, as well as leading corporate and investment partners for a chance to earn prize money. We will invite qualified participants to begin other arrangement (OA) conversations with the goal of deploying robust and effective technologies across various evidence-building challenges.

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Who Should Apply

Innovators representing technologies in the areas of AI/ML for data integration, data linking, data access, data dashboards, data security and privacy, novel analytics, or data distribution systems are ideal entrants for this Challenge.



Submit and pitch your solution to top investment and industry scouts, as well as federal agencies and members affiliated with America's DataHub Consortium.

Submissions Closed


Dates & Deadlines

Submissions open: May 5, 2022

Informational Webinar

Informational webinar on Vimeo.

Submission deadline: June 30, 2022

Pitch event: September 27, 2022 in Washington, D.C.


Pitch Event

Finalists will receive an invitation to pitch at Defense TechConnect Innovation Conference in Washington, D.C.

Date: September 27, 2022

Location: Gaylord National Convention Center and Hotel, National Harbor


About America's Datahub Consortium

America's DataHub Consortium (ADC) strengthens, supports, and advances the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) mission by engaging in ground-breaking activities related to data access and sharing, infrastructure, and analysis across the broad landscape of the science and engineering enterprise. The consortium's primary objectives are to: 

  • Develop new ways of acquiring and linking data to yield valuable insights into critical issues
  • Support cutting-edge data infrastructure
  • Build even stronger data security capabilities to further increase privacy protections and public trust
  • Provide novel and innovative analyses
  • Document and provide lessons learned for similar activities across the federal government.

Learn more about ADC



AI SquaredAI Integration Platform
AirMettle, Inc.Real-Time Smart Data Lake: Object Storage that Accelerates Analytics (logs/video) 100x
Candelytics, IncFully integrated web and mobile 3D data management platform
DomenixUniversal Protocol Adapter Support System (UPASS) for Multi-Sensor Data Delivery
Duality TechnologiesDuality SecurePlus Platform
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbHVirtual Mind (ViMi) Labs – The Data Platform for Autonomous R&D
Internet of Everything CorporationEden - operating fabric/infrastructure for IoT deployments
Kinnami Software CorporationReslient Hybrid Data Fabric for the Computing Edge
Knexus Research Corp.Knexthetic, Industrial Strength Big Data Synthesizer & Analysis Utility Evaluator
Mississippi StateBravo Castle Bravo
NUTS Technologies Inc.NutManager Data Management platform
Sylabs IncArmored Container Format
UbicquiaUbiVu Cloud-Based Dashboard
Virginia Tech National Security InstituteUse & Abuse of Personal Information Dashboard
Yet Analytics, Inc.DATASIM - The Data and Training Analytics Simulated Input Modeler

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