Counter WMD Innovation Challenge and $50K Prize
Enter your innovation for a chance to pitch and win funding from a $50,000 award at TechConnect World, furnished by Advanced Technology International (ATI) and the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Consortium. Up to 25 finalists will pitch on-stage before a panel of judges to include federal funders, consortium managers, investors, and private corporations as well as a broader audience of attendees from the conference.
Areas of Interest:
Winners of the Challenge will win no-strings-attached funding, as well as a chance to meet partners who can help take their solutions further whether through networking, partnership, or funding.
Who Should Apply
Innovators interested in supporting national defense efforts to combat weapons of mass destruction and with the technical capability to make a difference.
TimelineSubmissions Open: February 5, 2024
TechConnect will invite finalists to pitch at TechConnect World Innovation Conference
Date: Either June 17, 18, or 19
Consortia relieve some of the contractual burdens typically placed on contractors working for federal clients, making it possible for nontraditional contractors to participate in technology development.
The CWMD Consortium responds to the federal government's expressed interest to include industry, academic, and nonprofit partners in supporting agencies with a need for new technologies related to countering weapons of mass destruction. The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) - the government partner - leverages CWMD for cutting edge R&D and to advance the development of prototypes. Learn more about CWMD Consortium here: https://www.cwmdconsortium.org/