The United States Army would like to invite interested companies to participate in the Innovation Combine at the Army Futures Conference, which is being held 23-25 June 2020 in Austin, TX. The Innovation Combine is scheduled to take place on 24 June 2020. The combine will provide a forum to collaborate with the Army, earn prize money, and provide potential funding opportunities to tackle Army challenges with scalable power and energy solutions and novel materials for weight reduction and survivability. Prize money will be awarded to selected projects through the Army xTech Vector program. Funding opportunities will also be available through the Ground Vehicle Systems Other Transaction Agreement (GVS OTA).
View full announcement: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/839590ce73ac4831951908a47ba008a3/view
- Step 1: Register at the Link Below. https://usg.valideval.com/teams/innovation_combine/signup
- Step 2: Submit a White Paper.
- Step 3: Selected Projects Join NAMC and Submit a Prototype* Project Proposal, Quad Chart, and Presentation.
- Step 4: Selected Projects Present Live!
- Scalable power and energy solutions
- Novel materials for weight reduction and survivability
- See Link for Problem Statements
- 15 Mar: White Paper Submission Period Opens
- 15 Apr: White Paper Submission Period Closes
- NLT 12 May: Request for Prototype* Project Proposals (RPP), Quad Charts, & Presentations / Request to Join NAMC
- 2 Weeks After RPP: Prototype* Project Proposals, Quad Charts, & Presentations Due / Must Have Joined NAMC
- 24 Jun: Live Presentations in ATX
*A prototype project can generally be described as a preliminary pilot, test, evaluation, demonstration, or agile development activity used to evaluate the technical or manufacturing feasibility or military utility of a particular technology, process, concept, end item, effect, or other discrete feature. Prototype projects may include systems, subsystems, components, materials, methodology, technology, or processes. By way of illustration, a prototype project may involve: a proof of concept; a pilot; a novel application of commercial technologies for defense purposes; a creation, design, development, demonstration of technical or operational utility; or combinations of the foregoing, related to a prototype.