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Get Involved at IASC's American Security Challenge!

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) connects growing and innovative security, intelligence and technology-focused companies (challengers) directly with government agencies, government contractors, system integrators, and potential investors (pilot award partners).The Alliance provides direct exposure and feedback from these entities, thereby saving challengers time and money in the marketing of their emerging technologies. The fee for challengers to apply is $95!

There is a broad cross-section of technology categories for participation, including cyber security, C4ISR, physical security, and energy. Scoring is conducted in a secure, virtual environment and examines the technology’s uniqueness, value to the customer, scalability, competitive insulation, stability, and management.

Industry thought leaders are identified and selected as reviewers, and the pilot award partners have the opportunity to pilot or test these technologies during the challenge. This pilot program accelerates the procurement process and shortens the time it takes to get an emerging technology to market.

Challengers are then selected by pilot award partners and reviewers, who will present their technologies at an event on January 18, 2012. Pilot selections, top performers, and new partnership relationships will be announced at this event as well.

The American Security Challenge entry deadline is October 14, 2011, so don’t miss out!
Register here.

For more information or to register for the Challenge, visit http://www.insaonline.org/index.php?id=838.

Technology Matching Services
Federal Needs

Funding Opportunities
  • CCAT Program
  • Federal Business Opportunities
  • SSTI
  • SBIR Alerting Service
  • Grants.gov
  • Government Loans
    • Grand Challenges Explorations is a new five-year US$100 million fast-track grants initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  It will support hundreds of early-stage research projects pursuing creative concepts for new global health solutions, including vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and other technologies for health problems disproportionately affecting poor countries.
    • Projects will initially be funded at the level of US$100,000 each, with the opportunity for additional funding in the future for projects that show promise.
    • A key goal of the Explorations initiative is to promote greater diversity in global health research.  In particular, the hope is to involve scientists who don’t typically work in global health – this includes innovators in the developing world, from complementary disciplines, and in the private sector, as well as young investigators.
    • Fast-Track Grants:
      • To make it as easy as possible for scientists to apply, the Explorations initiative will use a new fast-track grant-making approach.  Applicants for Explorations grants will be asked to submit relatively short funding proposals, and will not necessarily be required to show preliminary data.
    • Getting Involved:
      • Sign up at the Grand Challenges in Global Health website – www.gcgh.org – to receive email updates with news and information on Explorations funding opportunities.  The first call for grant proposals will be posted to the website in early 2008, along with the list of topics being addressed and application instructions.


SBIR Resources
  • SBIR Program
    • www.sbir.gov
    • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Technology administers the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Through these two competitive programs, SBA ensures that the nation's small, high-tech, innovative businesses are a significant part of the federal government's research and development efforts. Eleven federal departments participate in the SBIR program; five departments participate in the STTR program awarding $2billion to small high-tech businesses. The U.S National Science Foundation administers the SBIR.GOV site on behalf of the federal government.
  • SBIR/STTR Alerting Service Newsletter:
  • SBIR Gateway
  • Small Business Administration
  • Fed Biz Opps

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