- LAUNCHING PROTECT AND GROW 2.0 MOVING MICHIGAN FORWARD
The Michigan Defense Center is launching the State of Michigan’s Protect and Grow 2.0 Strategic Plan. Building on the previous success of Protect and Grow, Protect and Grow 2.0 is bigger and deeper than the original and there is work to be done by the entire community. The Michigan Defense Center invites all community members to come together to find a part of the plan that they are passionate about and DO IT!
A kickoff event was scheduled for March 20, 2020 but has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The meeting on the 20th was intended as a call to action for all, and, even though we won’t be meeting in person…the MDC invites everyone to engage and continue to move Michigan forward!
The MDC encourages all of our partners to review Protect and Grow 2.0 to prepare for the discussion on how your organization can support the states strategic plan.
Under the new strategy, partners engaged in projects that fit under P&G 2.0 may be eligible for MDC support in a variety of ways and will be invited to report their work at our quarterly meetings.
Some projects currently being pursued include Bid Targeting System NIST 800 updates and MDC Cybersecurity Compliance Program for Michigan Businesses- Dustin Frigy (P&G 2.0 Objectives 4, 5), Michigan National Guard Adjutant General: Innovation activities and other statewide projects- General Rogers (P&G 2.0 Objective 8), Robotics Collaboration Center- Vicky Rad (P&G 2.0 Objective 4), Marketing and promoting our statewide defense eco-system plan and proposal- Shelly Rood and Nikki Gordon (P&G 2.0 Objective 7), and Workforce Development initiatives – Brian Roberts (P&G 2.0 Objective 4).
Please, stay engaged, continue our work, and contact the Michigan Defense Center to discuss how you too can work with us on these important initiatives.
(586) 884-9327, firstname.lastname@example.org
- CyberTruck Challenge
Welcome to the CyberTruck Challenge
The CyberTruck Challenge is a premier event to bring together a community of interest related to heavy vehicle cybersecurity issues and develop talent to address those challenges.
Plans for 2020
Save the Date for the 4th Annual CyberTruck Challenge
June 21-26, 2020 in Warren, MI
Please sign up by May 1st on the registration page to request an invitation. Students must decode a CAN log, answer two questions about our mission, and provide contact information for a professional reference.
- Innovation Combine @ Army Futures
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.
- Meet the Buyer – Saginaw Future and Flint/Genesee Region 6 PTAC
Meet the Buyer is an event that connects businesses with government agencies and prime contractors. Join the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce PTAC, in collaboration with the Saginaw Future PTAC, for Meet the Buyer – a fast-paced event that provides an innovative way to connect with buyers from across the state. This event gives small businesses access to buyers from across the federal, state and local government sector. This event provides immense benefits to both buyers and sellers.
June 24, 2020
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Bavarian Inn Restaurant, 713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734, USA
- Bid Targeting System (BTS) Online Software Demo
The Michigan Defense Center hosts free 60-minute online demonstrations and Q&A sessions on BTS for Michigan companies. We cover topics like how to efficiently navigate the site and find federal contract opportunities, explore various features, as well as answer your questions. If you are interested in an online demo, check the Michigan Defense Center calendar below for scheduled sessions, and RSVP by emailing the Developer Team at Bid Targeting System email@example.com.