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TechConnect is proud to announce the 2020 TechConnect Defense Innovation Awards recognizing the top 15% of submitted challenge technologies as ranked by the Selection Committee. Rankings are based on the potential positive impact the submitted technology will have for the warfighter and national security.


14bis Supply TrackingSystems Interoperability for Physical and Digital Asset Tracking
ABB Inc.Ultra-fast solid state DC circuit breaker for future combatant and commercial ships
AccuStrataPortable optical testing laboratory
Adyton PBCAutomated Aviation Operations & Readiness Mobile Prototype
Air Force Research Laboratory / 711th Human Performance WingPortable Door Locks
AlchLightFemtosecond laser surface treatment for military, energy and civilian applications
ALEX - Alternative Experts, LLCVelocity AI Services
Alpine Advanced Materials, LLC.HX5 High Performance Thermoplastic for Replacement of Aerospace-Grade Aluminum
Altamira Technologies CorporationMinerva – Synthetic Data Generator
AntiRadical Therapeutics, LLCSanFlow
Applied Spectra, Inc.Portable Instrument for Rapid Measurement of Chemical Trace Elements in Aviation and Ground Fuels
Articulate LabsKneeStim - Gait-Synchronous Muscle Stimulation for Mobile, Decentralized Rehab Assistance
Atomix Inc12 inch wafer scale manufacturing of 2D semiconductors
Basic Commerce and Industries, Inc.Man-Portable Doppler Radar (MPDR)
Belarc, Inc.Situational awareness for deployed and tactical IT systems
Big Metal Additive, LLCIndustrial Scale Metal 3D Printing
Bio1 SystemsHands-free Clinical Data Capture and Transfer System
BioForm Design Group, LLCSEEDPOD ("sPOD")
Botanisol Analytics, IncRapid Portable Medical Diagnostic System
Bounce ImagingThrowable 360-Degree Tactical Surveillance Cameral (Bounce Explorer)
Centerline Biomedical, Inc.Intra-Operative Positioning System (IOPS)
ChemImage CorporationReconfigurable Conformal Imaging Sensor (RCIS)
Chronic Pain Research Consortium, Duquesne UniversityPersonalized Long Acting Low Dose Pain Nanomedicine
Cirrus Materials Science LimitedTechnology/Solution Name: Functional Performance Coating - Cirrus Dopant™
Conform-a-CareConform-a-Care is an elasticated multilayered wound dressing that contours to the body, providing optimal wound care.
Cytophage Technologies Inc.Synthetic Bacteriophage targeting mutlidrug resistant bacteria
Department 13AniML: Machine Learning based Signal Analysis for C-UAV
DimOnOff IncCity Sound - Edge sound recognition solution
Doclink + Hyperdrive Science3D Cubed Mainframe for therapeutic target discovery and rapid, personalised therapies.
Easy Aerial Inc.Smart Aerial Monitoring System ("SAMS")
EatonCreating a replicable microgrid model to advance resilience
ECMedicalArtificial Pancreas
Epiq SolutionsSidekiq Z4: low Size Weight and Power (SWaP) Multi-Function Software Defined Radio (SDR) Mission Module
Exiom, LLC3D Printed Casts and Splints produced via an iPad scan
Fend IncorporatedLow-cost, Rugged Data Diodes for Equipment Monitoring and Secure Data Transfer
Fortifyedge, Inc.Embedded AI Cybersecurity Software for billions of IoT edge devices
GeneCapture, Inc.CAPTURE Point-of-Care Rapid Infection Detection
GeneInfoSec IncDNA Encryption
Geopipe, Inc.Rapid, Immersive 3D Models of Real Environments
George Washington UniversitySmart Measurement Units for Online Situational Awareness in Power Grids
Georgia Tech Research CorporationMethods of Recycling and Replacing Lithium Ion Batteries
Georgia Tech Research CorporationHigh-Precision Microphone for Body-Worn Devices
GRID20/20 Inc.Advanced Transformer Infrastructure (ATI)TM : Leveraging Intra-grid Sensors to Cost-effectively Future Proof Our Increasingly Vulnerable Distribution Grids
Helicoid Industries Inc.Helicoid Architecture for Composite Materials
Inergy SolarUltra Light Weight and Portable All-in-One Solar Generator System
inFocus NetworksPreventing network compromise with a zero-silicon network interconnect
Innovator Health, LLCSURVIVOR A low-bandwidth, ruggedizied telemedicine system for austere environments
IR DynamicsDynamic control of infrared transmission and solar heat gain using vanadium dioxide (VO2) nanoparticles
Leo AerospaceRapid Response Launch Technology for Small Satellite Assets
McMaster UniversityNetwork Segmentation and Architecture for Cybersecurity
Metro Aerospace LLCMicrovanes Drag Reduction Technology
Microbial Pulse Diagnostics LLCPhenotypic Antimicrobial Susceptibility in Under 2 Hours
Microtron Technologies, Inc.Graphene Supercapacitor-Battery
MolyWorks Materials Corp.Distributed Recycling and Additive Manufacturing
NamatadFirefly: A dynamically deployable situational awareness platform for emergency events
Nanoramic LaboratoriesLow Temperature Ultracapacitors for Aerospace and Defense Applications
Naval Postgraduate SchoolNew Paradigm Supercapacitors
Navega TherapeuticsNon-addictive long-term pain relief
Neuro Rehab VRXR Therapy - Immersive virtual reality therapy exercises for cognitive and physical rehabilitation
NuShores Biosciences LLCNuCress™ bone filler scaffold technology
Obsidian Advanced ManufactruingIntegrated Multimaterial 3D printing for RF and IoT applications
OmnispaceHybrid Multi-Domain Warfighter/IoT Communications System
One Stop Systems, Inc.AI on the Fly™ Systems
PainQxPainQx Platform
Pajarito Powder, LLCFuel cell catalyst
PingThings, Inc.Hierarchical and Massively Scalable Sensor Analytics and AI Platform
PROTXX, Inc.Wearable sensor/machine learning PaaS to enhance management of fatigue, impairment, injury, and disease
QESST Solar Power LabThin, flexible high efficiency silicon solar cells
REM Surface EngineeringPost-Process Surface Finishing and Optimization of Additively Manufactured Inconel-625 Components
Ridgetop Group, Inc.Multivariate Prognostics System on a Chip (SoC) for Electromechanical Actuators
Robust IntelligenceRobust Machine Learning
RoccorModular and High Energy Density Space Power Systems
RTM Vital Signs, LLCWearable, wireless Respiratory Monitoring Device for Opioid Overdose Prevention and Prediction of Physical Exhaustion
RunSafe Security, IncAlkemist Cyberhardening
SafeStamp®Nanotech Anti-Counterfeit Solution
Sesame Solar IncMobile Solar Nanogrids that are fast to deploy and easy-to-operate
SliceUp, Inc.Real-time sensor analytics on the edge with real-time data fusion.
Solid Power, Inc.All Solid-State Rechargeable Batteries for Electrified Transportation
Sonavi Labs, Inc.A Digital Stethoscope with Active Noise Cancellation and Lung Sound
SPARK Microsystems International Inc.SPARK Radio
Surface Optics CorporationLightShift Video-Rate Spectral Imagers
Syracuse UniversityTrackable Reasoning and Analysis for Crowdsourcing and Evaluation (TRACE)
terraplasma medical GmbHplasma care®
Texas Tech UniversityPortable device and software for eye disease diagnostics
Threat TecOE Flex - Collaborative Wargaming and Visualization
TRAXyL, Inc.FiberTRAX: An Economic Optical Fiber Solution to the Last Mile Problem
Tricol Biomedical, Inc.Absorbable Biocompatible Chitosan (ABC) Hemostatic Dressing for Prolonged and Leave-in-Place Hemorrhage Control
United Aircraft TechnologiesAugmented Reality Monitoring System for Aircraft Wiring
University of OtagoInter-maxillary airway stabilization (IMAS) device for airway and trauma management
Vidrovr Inc.Vidrovr Platform
Vivonics, IncNon-contact Tissue Viability Assessment (NTVA)
WaterfullA patented revolutionary way to store emergency drinking water
Westinghouse Electric Company LLCeVinci Micro Reactor
ZeoVation, Inc.Highly potent Silver-Nanozeolite Antimicrobials

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