Defense Innovation Unit Track
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
"Build Back Better" sounds cool, but you know what's cooler? Maximizing our national security with planned investment. Come listen to how the Department of Defense will open opportunities for non traditional companies to take advantage of the Departments resources. Get the down-low from leadership within the Office of the Secretary of Defense as they present how the administration's defense innovation priorities fit within the Build Back Better plan.
A session worthy to spy on. Mark your calendars and listen in on this mission-critical Counter-Intelligence briefing. DIU will examine critical points of entry for bad actors seeking to exploit your companies. You'll learn how to identify adversarial capital and protect your company from investors with malicious intent as well as how to stay alert and take proactive measures.
Need Energy? Yep, that's what we thought. Hear from DIU's newest portfolio, Advanced Energy & Materials, which is dedicated to tackling the DoD's growing energy needs. Capital Factory invites you to learn how industry is integrating advancements in energy and materials technology into DoD installations and distributed operations.
Hardware doesn't have to be a hard problem. Join DIU for a briefing on how hardware startups uniquely benefit from government funding. Don't miss out on understanding how non-dilutive capital can actually surpass the value of private investment when driving national security innovation.
Artificial intelligence pushes the limits of known possibility. Yet, AI creates unique challenges for public servants just as much as philosophers. Learn how DIU and others are helping to apply the DoD's ethical principles for AI development and acquisition.
We can promise you one thing: this session won't make you wonder for how long it'll drone on. Capital Factory invites you to learn how DIU facilitates the drone acquisition process. We'll dive into DIU's Blue UAS project, which established trusted small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for broader Department of Defense government partners. Don't miss out on this one!
DIU's success goes hand-in-hand with startups' successes. By leveraging scaling opportunities from DIU, startups can gain massive payoffs and become the next big thing. Come hear from companies about how they leveraged DIU to go from early stage startup to Unicorn!