The Innovation Ecosystem List

It is tough to make sense of all the varied and evolving elements of the Innovation Ecosystem.

 

To help you put some order to the landscape and help you identify where you might enter the market, The Acquisition Innovators Hub, LLC is mapping the innovation ecosystem. Using the map, we can help companies connect their capabilities with the needs of government innovation hubs. We also can help government hubs understand the scope of the ecosystem, where they fit, and how and with whom to collaborate.

 

The list below is updated less frequently than The Federal Innovation Ecosystem Map and only shows innovation broker organizations by type, government sponsor, and URL. Many more organizations are included in the map, which is updated daily.

 

Contact us via chat, below right, or email, ahl@acquisition-innovators.net, to learn more about our mapping services!

Army Research Lab Open Campus Initiative
Innovation Hub
Army Research Laboratory
https://www.arl.army.mil/opencampus/?q=Introduction
University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC)
Innovation Hubs
Defense Department
http://acqnotes.com/acqnote/industry/uarc
Army Applications Laboratory
Innovation Hub, Investor
Army Futures Command
https://aal.army/
Forging Defense Manufacturing Consortium (FDMC)
Innovation Hub
Defense Logistics Agency
https://fdmc.ati.org/
Wright Brothers Institute
Innovation Hub
Air Force Research Laboratory
https://www.wbi-innovates.com/
Defense Innovation Marketplace
Innovation Information Center
Defense Department
https://defenseinnovationmarketplace.dtic.mil/
GSA Commercial Solutions Opening
Innovation Influencer
General Services Administration (GSA)
https://fedsim.gsa.gov/CSOIP.html
18F
Innovation Influencer
General Services Administration (GSA)
https://18f.gsa.gov/
Defense Innovation Board (DIB)
Innovation Influencer
Defense Department
https://innovation.defense.gov/
Defense Digital Service (DDS)
Innovation Influencer
Defense Department
https://dds.mil/
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
Innovation Influencer
Executive Office of the President
https://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/
Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF)
Innovation Influencer
Defense Department
https://defenseentrepreneurs.org/
TEAMWERX
Prize Challenge Platform
SOFWERX
https://www.teamwerx.org/
Challenge.gov
Prize Challenge Platform
General Services Administration (GSA)
https://www.challenge.gov/
Vertical Lift Consortium (VLC(
Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Consortium
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S))
http://www.verticalliftconsortium.org
Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX)
OTA Consortium
Program Executive Office Simulation, Training & Instrumentation
https://trainingaccelerator.org
System of Systems Enterprise Consortium (SOSSEC)
OTA Consortium
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (formerly Research, Development and Engineering Command RDECOM) Armaments Center
https://www.sossecinc.com/consortium/sossec-home/
Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC)
OTA Consortium
Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Space & Missile Systems Center (SMC)
https://www.space-enterprise-consortium.org/
Sensors, Communications, Electronics Consortium (SCEC)
OTA Consortium
Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center
https://www.sossecinc.com/scec/scec-home/
Propulsion Consortium Initiative (PCI)
OTA Consortium
US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC/LPA)
https://sossecinc.com/awards/#aflcmcp
Open System Acquisition Initiative (OSAI)
OTA Consortium
Air Force Research Laboratory-Rome
https://sossecinc.com/awards/#aflcmcp
National SPectrum Consortium (NSC)
OTA Consortium
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Emerging Capability & Prototyping
https://www.nationalspectrumconsortium.org/
National Shipbuilding Research Program
OTA Consortium
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
https://www.nsrp.org/
National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC)
OTA Consortium
Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle System Center (formerly TARDEC)
https://www.namconsortium.org/gvs-ota
Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC)
OTA Consortium
U.S. Army Medical Research & Material Command (USAMRMC)
https://mtec-sc.org/
Medical Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Consortium (MCDC)
OTA Consortium
Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND)
http://www.medcbrn.org
Detroit Arsenal Automotive OTA (DA2)
OTA Consortium
Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle System Center (formerly TARDEC)
http://datc.saeitc.org/
Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC)
OTA Consortium
Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E))
https://www.nac-dotc.org/
Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Consortium (CWMD)
OTA Consortium
Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD)
https://www.cwmdconsortium.org/
Cornerstone OTA for the U.S. Industrial Base Resiliency and Assurance
OTA Consortium
Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (MIBP)
https://ibasp-public.ria.army.mil/cornerstone/
Consortium for Energy, Environment and Demilitarization (CEED)
OTA Consortium
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (formerly Research, Development and Engineering Command RDECOM) Armaments Center
http://www.cmgcorp.org/ceed/
Consortium for Command, Control, and Communications in Cyberspace (C5)
OTA Consortium
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (formerly Research, Development and Engineering Command RDECOM) Armaments Center
http://www.CMGcorp.org/c5/
Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium (AMTC)
OTA Consortium
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Center (Formerly AMRDEC)
https://www.amtcenterprise.org/
Autonomy Research Collaboration Network (ARCNet)
OTA Consortium
Air Force Research Laboratory
https://www.arcnetconsortium.com/
Air Force Consortium Initiative (ACI)
OTA Consortium
US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)
https://sossecinc.com/awards/#aflcmcp
Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium (UTIC)
OTA Consortium
Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Division Newport
https://www.underseatech.org/
Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP)
OTA Consortium
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic) and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SPAWARSYSCEN Pacific)
https://www.theiwrp.org/
Strategic and Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S2MARTS)
OTA Consortium
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Div
https://s2marts.org/#the-s2marts-ota
Consortium for Energy, Environment and Demilitarization (CEED)
OTA Consortium
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (formerly Research, Development and Engineering Command RDECOM) Armaments Center and the Marine Corps Systems Command
https://cmgcorp.org/ceed/
Consortium for Command, Control, and Communications in Cyberspace (C5)
OTA Consortium
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (formerly Research, Development and Engineering Command RDECOM) Armaments Center
https://cmgcorp.org/c5/
Border Security Technology Consortium (BSTC)
OTA Consortium
Homeland Security Department Customs and Border Protection
https://bstc.ati.org/
SOFWERX
Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) organization
United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
https://www.sofwerx.org/
AFWERX
PIA
U.S. Air Force
https://www.afwerx.af.mil/index.html
MGMWERX
PIA
Air Force Research Laboratory and Air University
https://mgmwerx.org/
Center for Technology Research and Commercialization (C-TRAC)
PIA
Air Force CyberWorx and Air Force Research Labs
https://www.c-trac.org/
Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners
PIA
Air Force Academy
http://www.rmipartners.org/
The Doolittle Institute Technology Transfer program
null
Air Force Research Labs Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW)
https://doolittleinstitute.org/
DEFENSEWERX
PIA
null
https://defensewerx.org/
ERDCWERX
PIA
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
https://www.erdcwerx.org/
DARPA Accelerator
Accelerator
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agecy (DARPA)
https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2019-03-01
Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars
Accelerator
AFWERX and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
https://www.techstars.com/programs/air-force-program/
NSF Innovation Corps
null
National Science Foundation (NSF) and Venturewell
https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/index.jsp
Patriot Boot Camp (PBC)
Accelerator
Techstars Accelerator
https://patriotbootcamp.org/
National Science Foundation Seed Fund (SBIR/STTR)
Investor
National Science Foundation Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships within the Directorate of Engineering
https://seedfund.nsf.gov/
In-Q-Tel
Investor
U.S. Intelligence Community
https://www.iqt.org/
The National Security Innovation Capital program
null
Defense Department and Defense Innovation Unit
https://www.diu.mil/news-events/news/Defense-Innovation-Unit-Mission-Expands-to-Include-NSIN-&-NSIC
Defense Innovation Unit
Investor
Defense Department
https://www.diu.mil/
Navy Manufacturing Technology Program
Invetor
Naval Research Enterprise
https://www.onr.navy.mil/work-with-us/navy-mantech
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Investor
Defense Department
https://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/for-small-businesses
SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION PROGRAM
Investor
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/svip
National Urban Security Technology Laboratory
null
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/national-urban-security-technology-laboratory
Next Generation Logistics (NexLog)
Innovation Hub
U.S. Marine Coprs Logistics Plans Policies & Strategic Mobility (LP) Logistics Facilities (LF)
https://www.iandl.marines.mil/Divisions/Logistics-Plans-Policies-Strategic-Mobility-LP/NEXLOG-Homepage/
Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center (BRICC)
Innovation Hub
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC)
https://vt-arc.org/
Kessel Run
Innovation Hub
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC) Battle Management Directorate
https://kesselrun.af.mil/