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JULY 22-26, 2024

Encountering Innovation

No Cost - Virtual Pitch Event

Virtual participation throughout the week

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Event Overview

Join us for Encountering Innovation, a premier tech transfer event, where groundbreaking ideas meet real-world applications. As one of the top U.S. pitch events for innovators and inventors, Encountering Innovation provides a dynamic platform for showcasing cutting-edge technology to U.S. Government Tech Scouts.

Our event is not just about presentations; it's about fostering meaningful connections. With our popular matchmaking sessions, small business innovators, and manufacturers have the opportunity to engage directly with tech scouts from the Department of Defense, Service Labs, Academia, and various other U.S. government agencies.

Encountering Innovation draws talent and expertise from across 8+ states, creating an ecosystem of innovation and collaboration. In partnership with Defense Innovation OnRamp Hub: Kansas and FirePoint at Wichita State University, we're proud to facilitate impactful conversations, address government needs, and drive forward-thinking solutions.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this transformative event where innovation meets opportunity. Join us at Encountering Innovation and let's shape the future together.

Important Dates

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APRIL 10

Applications Live

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JUNE 14

Applications Close

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JUNE 17

Final BLUF Statements Due

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JULY 12

Final Conference Document Due

Practice Pitch Sessions: June 26, June 28, July 1, and July 2

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Special thanks to

Colorado
Kansas
Mississippi
Missouri
New Mexico
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Texas South-West

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