Defense TechConnect

DECEMBER 3-5, 2024   








2022 Readiness Innovation Challenge
TechConnect Accelerator and $50K Prize
Join the nation's largest Readiness Innovation Acceleration and Prize program, a continuation of TechConnect's 25 years of engaging in modeling and simulation development. We are proud to align with our academic, industry, and government partners for our 2022 Readiness Challenge. Pitch and connect your technology with leading corporate, investment and federal prospectors, while competing for $50K in non-dilutive funding.

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Accelerator Topics

  • Gaming Technologies
  • Synthetic Environments
  • Human Immersion
  • AR/VR Innovations
  • Medical MS&T
  • Emerging Data Analytics
  • AI/ML Integration
  • Complex-Domain Systems
  • Experimentation & Validation
  • Other Innovative MS&T

Who Should Apply

Transformative modeling, simulation and training innovators representing state-of-art 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. Your submission will compete for a piece of the $50,000 non-dilutive prize.

Submissions Closed


Dates & Deadlines

Submissions Open: June 1, 2022

Submission Deadline: July 29, 2022


Pitch Event

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

Date: September 29, 2022

Location: Gaylord National Convention Center and Hotel




For submission questions, please contact Jennifer Rocha at

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2023 SBIR/STTR Agency Partners

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