Defense TechConnect

NOVEMBER 28-30, 2023








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



1Huddle, Inc.1Huddle, Inc.
Another Reality StudioHigh Fidelity VR Streaming
Circle OpticsA Novel Stitch-Free 360-Degree Camera
Cognata Advanced Solutions Ltd.Cognata Simulation Platform
CommiSur LabPetit VR - Pediatric Trauma Innovative Training
Dynamic Dimension TechnologiesVxSIM
Geminus.aiPlatform for making simulation faster, more accurate, and easier to deploy
Grayscale AI LTDVirtual simulation platform for AI training for low-SWaP platforms using neuromorphic computing
HyperTunnelHyperTunnel - Teleporting experts anytime, anywhere
iQ3ConnectNovel rendering for scaling industrial VR/AR collaboration and training in enterprise environments
Johns Hopkins UniversityUsing Mixed Reality to Make Surgery Safer
LCT, Inc.3D Soundstage Audio
Neuro Rehab VRXR Therapy System - Immersive Virtual Reality for Rehabilitation
Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. | An Employee-Owned CompanyVirtual Training Using State-Based Scripting
RSET, IncRapid Synthetic Environment Tool
RTSync Corp.Collaborative Architecture for Model Level Integration (CAMLI) to support Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) and Digital Engineering
SAICHuman Performance Virtual Reality Lab
SimWerxMulti-Casualty Medical Simulation Powered Predictive Physiology & Machine Learning Analytics
State of PlaceState of Place (SoP): AI-driven SimCity to foster more just, livable, & resilient places
The UNeTech InstituteAdeptus Interactive
VR Media Company LLCThe ultimate Virtual Reality Interface

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