Building pathways to discover, accelerate, and deliver innovation from nontraditional sources to solve national problems.

Bridging Innovation Framework


Develop an intentional and comprehensive strategic plan for successful transition.


Embed into and convene at regional technical centers of gravity to build trusted community relationships and greater understanding of national problems.

Scout & Match

Leverage our networks to identify sources and capabilities that address national problems.


Accelerate identified capabilities by applying our deep technical domain knowledge, unique resources, and expansive Government and industry network.


Deliver capabilities rapidly through streamlined contracting.

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Smart Cities Connect, April 13-14, 2021

Smart Cities Connect, April 13-14, 2021

Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo offers the most comprehensive conference, exposition, and accelerator of smart city innovation in North America. We deliver premium networking and educational opportunities with a keen focus on city leaders and their priorities. Working closely with the technology community, we bring together the largest collection of intelligent systems providers for energy, infrastructure, networks, data management, urban mobility, citizen engagement and governance solutions.

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