Connecting top DOD offices and industry scouts with the world’s best innovations. Connect with more non-traditional innovators than ever before as we co-locate Defense TechConnect with our 20+ years private-sector innovation community of TechConnect World. Don’t miss this year as we offer a best-in-class program, networking opportunities, and expanded access for U.S. military and industry S&T leadership worldwide.

RISE Innovation Challenge

October 18

Members are invited to register for the RISE Innovation Challenge and pitch their technology to top investment, industry, and military tech-scouts during the Defense TechConnect (DTC) Summit. RISE Members selected to pitch their technologies during the in-person Pitch Session will qualify for a chance at the $50,000 prize pool.

Submissions have closed.

RISE Member Meeting

October 19

All members of the RISE Consortium are invited to attend a member-only meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday, 19 October. The meeting will feature a keynote address from leading Department of Defense stakeholders, as well as engaging breakout sessions with consortium members and DoD staff.