Defense TechConnect

DECEMBER 3-5, 2024   

Medical Innovation Challenge

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2022 Medical Innovation Challenge
TechConnect Accelerator and $250K Total Prize
Join the world's largest medical innovation acceleration and awards program, aligned with four leading medtech consortia representing over $20 Billion in health technology contracting authority. This is the second in a series of ATI sponsored accelerator events aligned with government, industry and societal needs. Pitch and connect your technology with leading corporate, investment and federal prospectors. Qualified participants receive engagement and membership opportunities with partnering consortia, while competing for a total $250K in prize pool ($50k Round-1 June, $175k Round-2 Sept, $25k student-prize Sept).

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Accelerator Program

  • $250K in non-dilutive prize money
  • Membership & engagement opportunities with partner consortia (+$20B authority)
  • Multiple in-person pitch programs: Industry, VC, Agency scouts
  • Multiple one-on-one and virtual training programs
  • Corporate & commercial services matchmaking

Who Should Apply

Transformative health-tech and bio-tech innovators representing dual-use solutions for both civilian and national security applications are ideal entrants for this Challenge.



Submit and pitch your technology to top investment, industry and military tech-scouts. Submission places you in a qualifying process for membership and engagement opportunities with any of the sponsoring consortia. Your submission will compete for a piece of the $250,000 non-dilutive prize.

Submissions Closed


Dates & Deadlines

Submissions Open: April 28, 2022

Informational webinar: June 1, 2022

Informational webinar on Vimeo.

Submissions Deadline: June 30, 2022     

Pitch Event

TechConnect will invite finalists to pitch at Defense TechConnect Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C.

Date: September 28, 2022

Location: Gaylord National Convention Center and Hotel


Consortium Membership

Join one of our four partner consortia representing over $20B in technology prototyping contracting authority. Consortia relieve some of the contractual burdens typically placed on contractors working for federal clients, making it possible for non-traditional contractors to participate in technology development.




For submission questions, please contact Jennifer Rocha at
To Sponsor or Partner please contact Nick Kacsandi at

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