Five 2022 Readiness Innovation Challenge Winners Announced at Defense TechConnect Innovation Summit and Expo

Five 2022 Readiness Innovation Challenge Winners Announced at Defense TechConnect Innovation Summit and Expo

Defense TechConnect’s six innovation challenges feature “Shark Tank” style presentations by startups, universities and national labs competing for more than $500,000 in total prices and access to more than $50 billion in the project management of the prototype type for government clients.

WASHINGTON, October 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Advanced Technology International (ATI) and TechConnect today announced the five winners of the 2022 Readiness Innovation Challenge. Selected from a pool of 18 finalists, the winners received a total $50,000 in cash prizes at the Defense TechConnect (DTC) Innovation Summit & Expo, the nation’s largest annual gathering of emerging non-traditional dual-use technologies aligned with government priority requirements.

Each winner presented their innovation during the conference’s “Shark Tank” style pitch; finalists were given eight minutes to pitch to industry and government leaders based on the participating contract vehicles.

The five winners and their innovations are:

  • circular optics, Rochester, NY: A new technology that produces 360-degree video for VR training and synthetic environments by assembling multiple camera feeds into a single coherent panoramic video.

  • Grayscale AI LTD, London, England: A virtual simulation platform for artificial intelligence (AI) spatial awareness training for low SWaP (size, weight, power) platforms, such as drones, with time tracking and mapping real at the periphery of the computer.

  • Johns Hopkins University/MR surgeon, Baltimore, Maryland: An interactive software platform that uses real-time augmented reality guidance to help surgeons perform their procedures safely.

  • Neuro Rehab VR, ft. Worth, TX: An immersive virtual reality system for rehabilitation designed to accelerate physical therapy recovery for patients by increasing engagement and making therapy fun and functional.

  • SimWerx, Denver, Colorado.: A multi-modal medical simulation training that rapidly adapts and improves multi-victim extended care training for geographically dispersed teams in austere environments to maximize instructor capabilities, training effectiveness and real-world situational awareness for complex casualty care.

This challenge offers a $50,000 awards for innovations in modeling, simulation and training for civil and national security applications, including gaming technologies, synthetic environments, human immersion, AR/VR, medical MS&T, data analytics , artificial intelligence/machine learning, complex domain systems and experimentation and validation.

This year’s challenge featured several areas of focus for modeling, simulation and training innovations including gaming technologies, synthetic environments, human immersion, augmented reality/virtual reality, medical MS&T , data analytics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, complex domain systems and experimentation. and validation. Challenge administrators encouraged applications from transformative innovators representing dual-use solutions for civil and national security applications.

DTC offers six Innovation Challenges in the areas of Energy and Infrastructure, Medicine and Biodefense, Autonomy and Air Mobility, Data Transformation and Digital, Security and intelligence, as well as training and preparation. This year’s six challenges attracted nearly 800 competing submissions for a total $500,000 in cash prizes and access to more than $50 billion in the project management of the prototype type for government clients.

Tenuous September 27-29, 2022, at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., DTC is the nation’s largest annual gathering of emerging non-traditional dual-use technologies aligned with government priority requirements. The winner of each innovation challenge, in addition to a cash prize, is invited to join a consortium led by DTC’s parent company ATI, the nation’s leading technology consortium management company and one of largest funders of prototype-level innovations for his government. customers and the nation.

About Defense TechConnect
The Defense TechConnect (DTC) Innovation Summit & Expo is the nation’s largest annual gathering of emerging non-traditional dual-use technologies aligned with government priority requirements. A unique bridge between private sector innovation, commercialization and government acquisition, DTC accelerates the identification and deployment of new technologies through rapid access to approved startups and emerging innovations from university and federal labs. In its 10th year of accelerating innovation for the nation and America’s Warfighter, DTC features 500 innovations and exhibitors and is one of the busiest defense innovation conferences of the year. DTC attendees include military leaders, more than 250 DoD/SES/PEO scouts, representatives from more than 50 contracting offices, and hundreds of active duty members. DTC is proud to be one of the original innovation hubs to support the Department of Defense and its missions. For more information, visit https://events.techconnect.org/DTCFall.

About Tech Connect
With over 25 years of experience connecting emerging technologies with unique funding and partnership opportunities, TechConnect has the strongest research and innovation network in the world. It uses a wide range of tools to deliver cutting-edge technology, including open innovation programs, conferences, and open-access publications. Each year, TechConnect scouts, verifies and connects thousands of emerging technologies with corporate, investment, municipal and national defense customers. TechConnect is a division of Advanced Technology International. techconnect.org

About Advanced Technology International
ATI, a public service association based in Summerville, South Carolina, builds and manages collaborations that drive the research and development of new technologies to solve our nation’s most pressing challenges. Powered by a community of experts from industry, academia, and government, ATI accelerates impact by using the power of collaboration to help the federal government rapidly acquire new technologies. ATI is a subsidiary of Analytic Services, Inc. (ANSER), a public service research institute organized as a not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to informing the decisions that shape the nation’s future. ATI.org

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