Defense TechConnect

DECEMBER 3-5, 2024   

ENERGY & RESILIENCE Innovation Challenge

Energy & Resilience Innovation Challenge

TechConnect and ATI are proud to partner with the RISE Consortium in addressing the Nation's profound resilient infrastructure and energy security challenges. The federal government is the world's largest user of energy, the nation's largest landlord, including tens of thousands of buildings, critical infrastructure, communication networks and fleets of vehicles, making its missions vulnerable to cyber attacks, natural and man-made disasters, and energy, food and water supply chain disruptions.

The Energy & Resilience Innovation Challenge delivers cutting-edge dual-use technologies aligned with national security priorities and requirements. TechConnect draws on its extensive ecosystem to recruit and connect top solution providers in support of our national leadership addressing the growing challenges in operational energy and critical infrastructure. Submit your technologies today to support these critical national priorities!


Topics Include:

  • Smart Grid & Security
  • Energy Resilience & Security
  • Renewable Generation
  • Energy Storage & Access
  • Transportation & Mobility
  • 5G & Resilient Networks
  • AI & Autonomous Systems
  • Sensors & C5ISR
  • Cyber & Infrastructure Security
  • Urban Environments & Smart Cities
  • Food, Water, Supply Chain Resilience
  • Emergency Response & Mitigation

Who Should Apply

Companies of all sizes and maturity representing cutting-edge resilient energy or infrastructure technologies are welcome. There is added interest in non-traditional or emerging technologies with dual-use (civilian & national security) applications.


RISE Membership

All qualified submitting technologies will receive RISE membership supporting national energy, climate and infrastructure initiatives Access the Nation's largest pipeline of dual-use emerging technology funding opportunities aligned with the Nation's most critical challenges.


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 Austin TX during the Defense TechConnect Summit. Submissions due Sept. 20.

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For submission questions, please contact Jennifer Rocha at

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