Bridging
Innovation

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

Bridging Innovation Framework

Define

Develop an intentional and comprehensive strategic plan for successful transition.

Immerse

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.

Incubate

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

Transition

Deliver capabilities rapidly through streamlined contracting.

In the News

Extracting Facts from Hardcopy using AI

Extracting Facts from Hardcopy using AI

Forms, filings, hardcopy, transcripts. There are many examples of useful documents that are archived in various government agency systems that are typically not in usable condition – that is, usable for the automation of business intelligence solutions. Material that has been scanned from hardcopy or filed as structured forms (e.g., PDF) will often contain information useful to one mission area or another, but only when such documents are fully digitized, complete with metadata, and exploited by the right analysts and experts.

Supporting Underrepresented Founders

Founding a startup is challenging, but even more so when the founders are women or people of color. They receive just a fraction of venture capital funds. The root causes of this dearth of access to capital are many, including systemic (gender and racial bias) and cultural/social (women are less likely to ask for funding than men). Envision, a virtual accelerator program, is working to combat these ills.

Addressing Health Equity and Improving Access to Care

Addressing Health Equity and Improving Access to Care

MITRE’s Bridging Innovation team is excited to announce another year partnering with MassChallenge HealthTech (MCHT)!  MCHT is an innovation accelerator that specializes in pairing entrepreneurs with industry champions to provide start-ups with a range of advisory and financial supports to help them succeed in their line of business.

Events

Connect Tech Innovation Accelerator – 19 February

Connect Tech Innovation Accelerator – 19 February

Applications are now being accepting to accelerate the entrepreneurial endeavors inspired by the pandemic that have potential spark economic recovery through connective technologies that strengthen resiliency in the flow of goods, services, and information.  The deadline for applications is February 19, 2021.

Help Bring Clean Water to Communities in Need

Help Bring Clean Water to Communities in Need

Did you know that 2.2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water? Or that globally, 1 in 4 healthcare facilities lack basic water services? You can help bring clean water to these underserved communities.

For more information on Bridging Innovation, contact us at bridge@mitre.org.

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