Understanding the DoD Innovation Ecosystem

The DoD has a vast collection of opportunities to spur innovation among entrepreneurs. There is not however, a single platform bringing all of this information together. This visualization offers content to navigate the DoD innovation ecosystem environment and locate opportunities suited to the technology and goals of a company.

For more information on the DoD innovation ecosystem environment, visit the Acquisition in the Digital Age (AiDA) website.

Technology Readiness Level. Research: 1) Basic Principles Observed. 2) Technology Concept Formulated. 3) Experimental Proof of Concept. Development: 4) Technology Validated in Labs. 5) Technology Validated in Relevant Environment. 6) Technology Demonstrated in Relevant Environment. Deployment: 7) System Prototype Demonstration in Operational Environment. 8) System Complete and Qualified. 9) Actual System Proven in Operational Environment.

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